Enactus Concordia will be hosting a DJ battle on March 7 at Le Belmont on St. Laurent, part of the student association’s Help Hunger Disappear campaign, aiming to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in the Montreal community.
For the second year in a row, the Enactus team has been working towards supporting this project through a series of fundraisers and events. Play and Destroy will kick off at 10 p.m. with DJ Kr!pto followed by DJs from UQAM, McGill and Concordia.
Over the course of the evening, students will compete one-on-one by playing songs from their iPods and music players from a variety of different musical genres. The aim of the contest is to gain the loudest reaction from the crowd by measure of cheers and applause. The student who gets the loudest praise moves on to the next round until at the end of the night a winner is chosen.
The campaign this year is being coordinated by two of Enactus Concordia’s newest members, Genevieve Normandin and Valerie Sicard.
“Even in Canada, a startling 700,000 individuals turn to food banks every month, knowing this we knew we needed to do something,” said Normandin.
Their goal is to reach these individuals by hosting events and collecting money. Breakfast Club of Canada’s mission is to provide healthy breakfasts in a safe environment in order to support and encourage student learning. The organization currently operates 36 clubs, reaching 2,278 students in the Montreal area.
The Help Hunger Disappear campaign was originally started by Campbell’s Soup in 2008 with the aim to tackle the issue of hunger across Canada. The company put out a challenge to Canadians to help find ways to alleviate hunger in their communities. Taking note of this challenge, members from Enactus Concordia put together their program as an initiative for the movement.
Enactus describes themselves as, “an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.”
Enactus Concordia is one of 1,600 chapters of an international organization of students that encourages entrepreneurship in their community through an environmentally sustainable approach. It currently has 30 members and operates five major projects targeting the community. The organization plans to grow and is constantly seeking new talented students.
If you or anyone you know would like more information about Enactus Concordia or to help support this cause by purchasing a ticket, contact Genevieve Normandin or Valerie Sicard at [email protected] and [email protected] or check out the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/350873888386659/.