Students laugh it up for charities
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Nov 22, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Students laugh it up for charities

Etobicoke Guardian

Humber students looking to laugh off some exam stress will have the opportunity to do just that next week during The Lake Show – a late night talk show inspired live variety event featuring a Movember ‘Stache Off, as well as student comedy and musical entertainment.

The student-run event will see the L-building on Humber’s Lakeshore Campus transformed into a Letterman-esque talk show set for the three-hour laugh fest, scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

A highlight of the show? A parade of some of Humber’s fanciest – and wackiest – Movember moustaches.

With support from Humber’s Student Success and Engagement department, the event is being run by 35 students in the public relations postgraduate program, and serves as a hands-on project to showcase their skills, as well as those of participating students from Humber’s music program and comedy school, said PR student Ali Azzopardi.

“It’s a completely student-run event – one that kind of display of what we’ve learned this year,” she said, noting that the students in her class have been planning The Lake Show since September. “It’s definitely been stressful, but it’s taught us the importance of staying on the critical path and that everyone has to be on the same page.”

Added Sacha Gudmundsson, chair of The Lake Show, in a statement: “We’re looking forward to promoting the many talents of our Humber peers, while also practicing the skills our class has acquired this semester in PR.”

Hosted by Humber comedy student Tyler Morgan, the show will also feature performances by ukulele player Beth McClelland, along with student musicians and comedians from Humber – all while raising awareness and funds for two worthy charities in the United Way and Movember, which raises funds towards men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer.

“The Lake Show provides Humber students with an opportunity to showcase their talents, highlighting the programs offered at the Lakeshore Campus,” Shaun Carson, Manager of Humber’s Community Judicial Affairs and Residence Life, said in a statement. “The event not only relieves students during a stressful exam period, but raises money and awareness for two well-deserving charities.”

– Cynthia Reason

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