The Marquee lets local talent shineWednesday, January 23, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Bon Soo’s newest event, The Marquee, prepares to help local talent shine
The performance space is being presented in partnership with the Sault College Public Relations and Event Management Program
SAULT STE. MARIE - The countdown is on for the premiere of Bon Soo’s newest event!
There are only ten days left until the debut of The Marquee, an outdoor performance stage for local artists and performers to showcase their talent and represent their art.
The Public Relations and Event Management (PEM) program at Sault College have partnered with Bon Soo to bring this new event to the Tim Hortons Winter Playground. Some of the incredible performances include dance routines, live music, DJ sets, martial arts demonstrations, theatre pieces, burlesque performances, and a beat boxing show, to name a few.
The Marquee will run from February 2 until February 10 during the Tim Hortons Winter Playground hours.
Attendees at The Marquee will not only have the opportunity to check out a variety of local talent, but also receive a chance to win an Apple iPad mini, simply by attending and letting the student organizers know what you think of the new event.
“The main goal of The Marquee is to bring together Sault Ste. Marie’s arts community and provide a place for individuals and groups to promote and showcase their talents,” notes Jasmyn Pozzo, instructor in the Public Relations and Events Management program. “If you love watching passionate local talent and want a glimpse at what some of our community’s hidden gems have to offer, please come out and show your support.”
The planning committee for this event has made many new partnerships in the community, as well as received the support of many local sponsors.
Throughout the week, The Marquee will be collecting canned food, which will all be donated to the James Street Community Centre Soup Kitchen.
This partnership is part of the PEM student’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan.
Non-perishable food items will be collected by the student organizers during the event’s open hours.
The partnership between Bon Soo and the PEM program gives students an opportunity to put their classroom learning to the test in a live event.
The students are responsible for researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating the event, while receiving valuable hands-on experience in event creation and implementation for their future portfolios.
Students are also evaluated on the project as a part of their event course curriculum.
The Marquee is still looking for performers and volunteers.
If you would like to show off your talent or would like to volunteer and be a part of the behind-the-scenes of the event, please contact Jasmyn Pozzo, public relations and event management instructor at Jasmyn.email@example.com.
For more information on The Marquee, visit the Bon Soo website, on Facebook at BonSoo, on Twitter @MrBonSoo or view our Youtube channel.