SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

By Sarah Monaghan

Our newest blogger is Sarah Monaghan, who this year will complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the Desautels Faculty of Management. A native of Larchmont, New York, Sarah served as the Director of PR for CASCO 2012 and is currently a committee member for Carnival 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and photography.

On November 16, 2012, the 12th Annual CASCO Dance & Fashion Show was held at Montreal’s L’Astral Theatre. The show is an event that students look forward to all semester, and this year’s edition certainly exceeded their expectations. From the comedic MCs to the enthusiastic performances enjoyed by the audience, all of the elements came together perfectly to create a wonderful evening of entertainment and charity.

photo credit: Edmond Chung Photography

photo credit: Edmond Chung Photography

Groups like Mosaica, Dance Pak and Urban Groove, among others, performed impressive dance numbers that, in keeping with the evening’s Coast 2 Coast theme, were set to sounds from around the world.

The evening’s success owes in large part to Montreal’s business community, with firms including Aveda, Bark Busters Québec, RDS, Caisse Populaire Desjardins St-Donat de Montréal, Ernst & Young and Alto Restaurant contributing significantly as sponsors.

Since the club’s establishment in 1998, CASCO (the Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization) has been making important contributions to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Through its fundraising efforts, it hopes to build a new hospital connecting the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. In this new hospital, CASCO McGill will have a room named in its honour to thank it for its generosity and dedication to this important cause. In the past year, the club has $10,000 and counting.

If you missed the show this year, you can see photos from the evening on the Edmond Chung Photography Facebook page. Keep an eye out for next year’s event!

photo credit: Edmond Chung Photography

photo credit: Edmond Chung Photography

Are you working for a non-profit, volunteering your time, taking part in exciting sustainability initiatives, or involved in international development? If so, we’d love to hear about it!

We at Seeds of Change (part of the McGill Alma Mater Fund) have a blog series called SeedStories, which showcases the experiences of McGill students and recent graduates working on behalf of non-profits and in sustainable development. We invite you to submit a SeedStories entry to be featured here, on Alumni Live 365, McGill’s social media hub.

To become a guest blogger, please send a short description of the experience you wish to write about to seedsofchange@mcgill.ca.

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