JAC Foundation Cabaret evening raises $4,000


by Rhonda Massad


John Abbott College foundation hosted a fun filled Cabaret evening in March that raised more than $4,000 for student financial assistance as well as the Theatre department.  The production of Carbaret based on the story about Cliff Bradshaw, a bi-sexual American author comes to Berlin, Germany in January of 1933 was performed by the JAC theatre department.

The $40 ticket price granted you access to the cocktail and art show, reserved seating in the theatre, and a tax receipt for the eligible portion. During the cocktail guests got to enjoy an exhibit of student work, including some video documentaries, posters addressing social issues, sculptures, sketches, paintings, theatre costumes, while being entertained by a student musician.

Cocktails were sponsored by CIBC, Rigaud vineyard, La Romance du Vin Vignoble and Bierbrier Beer, a Montreal microbrewery. During the cocktail guests had a chance to view some work of art from JAC students in the Creative Arts, Visual Arts, and Publication Design & Hypermedia Technology Programs.

The Theatre Department, will send 16 students to Edinburgh this August, for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they will be premiering their own play about the shooting at Polytechnique 25 years ago.

Established in 1999, the John Abbott College Foundation was created to support the College’s mission to provide an excellent education for its students within a stimulating learning environment that will enhance their development and potential for success in society.

by Rhonda Massad


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