KPU PR students host enchanting charity event this Thursday

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Metro Vancouver, B.C. This Thursday promises to be an enchanting evening as Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) PR program hosts its annual charity fundraiser, this year in support of Eversafe Ranch Outreach Society.

Each year, the university’s public relations students organize a major fundraising event to support a charity of their choosing through funds and raised awareness. On March 5, the 23 proactive individuals behind An Enchanted Night hope to set a PR program record by raising a grand total of $15,000.

“We’re very excited about this year’s event. The students have chosen a very worthy cause, and I’m so proud of what they’re doing,” said Sabrina Del Monte, KPU PR program director. “They’ve accomplished so much in such a short period of time, they should be very proud of themselves.”

To date, the 2015 graduating class has raised over $10,000 through sponsorships, donations and other fundraising initiatives. Funds from Thursday’s event will be used to purchase a used bus to help Eversafe run its afterschool programs.

An Enchanted Night, presented by the Kwantlen Student Association, will feature performances by famed illusionist Lon Mandrake, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres, and will be held at CBC Studio 700 in Vancouver, from 7-10 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 each. More information is available here. To donate to the cause, visit

An Enchanted Night
Thursday, March 5, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: CBC Studio 700, 775 Cambie Street, Vancouver
INFO: Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be requested here.

About KPU’s PR program
The two-year public relations diploma program carries 60 credits in courses directly related to PR. Students are well trained in media relations, event management, issues management, stakeholder relations, marketing, advertising and corporate communications, among other subjects. More information about the program, offered through the KPU School of Business, is available at

About Eversafe Ranch Outreach Society
Every year, Eversafe Ranch Outreach Society helps around 700 families in the Lower Mainland transition from shelters to a home of their own. The charity provides furniture, household items, clothing and toys to families in need. Learn more at

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at


Event media contact:
Roselyn Savady
Publicity Coordinator & PR student

KPU media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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