Vanier College is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Karwatsky, Co-Anchor of CTV News Montreal, will be emceeing the second annual Band Competition to help raise funds for Vanier’s 24th annual Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide. The event will feature several bands competing against one another for cash prizes.
The event, which is cosponsored by the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Foundation, will take place Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 pm at the Crowley Arts Centre, 5325 Crowley Ave. in Notre-Dame-De-Grace.
“I am thrilled that we are holding this event for a second consecutive year. For the past 23 years Vanier College has held an annual Symposium to raise awareness and educate young people about racism, discrimination and genocide. Vanier is the only college in Quebec to sponsor a week-long event dedicated to this subject matter and this Band Competition fundraising event will help ensure this year’s version of the Symposium is a resounding success,” said Vanier teacher and coordinator of the Symposium, Marlene Grossman.
All proceeds of the Band Competition will be donated to the Vanier College Foundation to support the annual Vanier College Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide from April 11- April 15, 2016.
“I am looking forward to participating in this event, which is to help support a great cause. I invite all Montrealers to come out to the Crowley Arts Centre on March 5th to see all of these great bands perform,” said Paul Karwatsky.
Glen Ethier, Coordinator of Vanier’s Music Department, will be headlining the event with his band, The Last of the Duke Street Kings. Many of the bands competing in the event are composed of Vanier students in the Music Program. As well, the winners of last year’s competition, The Lunch Hour Husbands, will also make an appearance.