Sheridan School of Business Tourism and Travel students recently hosted their corporate partners in a catered affair as a thank you for offering work term placement to Sheridan students. The luau theme of the event was supported by the Hula San Village Dance Troupe who performed authentic dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, and Samoa.
The evening event was organized by a team of second year Tourism and Travel students as part of the Event Organizing class. The management team for this event included Corinne Deslongchamps, Justine Nancekivell, Diedre Daldin, Philip Fauteux, and Natalie Alonzi.
“The Hawaiian Luau was planned and presented by the student group as part of their Meetings and Events class to allow students to have some hands-on experience with event planning,” said Tourism and Travel Coordinator Robert McElman.
Part of the Luau event included a dance competition hosted by the Hula San Village dancers – much to the delight of the audience who willingly participated in the strenuous dancing. The dancing winner of the evening was Jessica Goncalves.
Included in the list of corporate student placement partners were Mike Miocevich, Travcomm Canada, Matthew Bradbury, Christian Horizons, Amani Armanious, Cruise Holidays, Shelley Love, Marlin Travel, Warren Bowles, Hampton Inn, Jason Mace, Expedia CruiseShipCentres, and Mauricio Canjura, Temple and Temple Tours.
Catering was provided by James Murphy, Murphy Kitchens. The Hula San Village Dancers can be contacted through their agent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourism and Travel students host graduate luncheon as major project for their Event Planning Class
As the major project for their Meetings and Events class, second year students planned and hosted a graduate luncheon for the 2009 Tourism and Travel graduating class. This year’s event planner and management team included: Candice Chalmers, Planner, Rachel Howatt, Decor, Rachel Rawson, Program, Chad Campbell, Food and Beverage, and Kelly Clancy – Finance
“The Graduate Luncheon was planned and presented by this student group as part of their Introduction to Meetings and Events class to allow them to have some hands-on experience with event planning,” said Tourism and Travel Professor Donna Black.
Graduate student Ashley Ritchie – class of 2008, recently wrote to Professor Black to thank her for teaching the class and offered “… my gratitude for being given the opportunity to partake in the event planning of Under the Tuscan Sun as an alternative to a written exam for our Meetings and Events class. Planning this event may have been the highlight of my college career because it provided myself and fellow classmates with the opportunity to put our class learned skills to the test. I wanted to say Thank You, to the Sheridan Tourism and Travel faculty; the last two years have been very rewarding for me and I could not have asked for a better way to end this program. ,” said Ritchie.