Student Event Planning Club Hosts Halloween Fundraiser

In collaboration with Sunset Valley Farms, PCMA-TRU presents Nights of Fright. From 7:00pm to 10:30pm, on October 21st, and 22nd, the community of Kamloops is dared to enter a maze of unimaginable horrors. Be warned, within the haunted corn maze, lurk creatures born of pure evil, who exist to torment and torture those are not lost in the darkness. Warm beverages and a concession stand will be available, as well as a toasty bonfire to share scary stories around.

PCMA-TRU is a Thompson Rivers University student chapter of the western region of Professional Conference Management Association, that organizes events both on campus and in the community to allow its members to build their portfolios and gain real life experiences in the events industry. Part of a much larger, North American wide organization, PCMA is the definitive authority in education, business networking, and communication engagement for leaders in the global meetings, convention, and business events industry. With more than 6,500 members worldwide, and over 50,000 customers, PCMA is an organization that drives innovating through risk taking, research, and data driven decision making.

The club has been working hard to produce this event since before the fall term started. “Producing events like this is a great way for students to gain experience that will grow into solid career building skills. For example, we have one student who is securing sponsorship prospects, such as Save On Foods and many supportive local restaurants,” says PCMA-TRU President, Ashley Kump. All of the proceeds from this Halloween inspired event are being saved by the TRU student club to attend PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference. Held annually throughout North America, in January 2017, the club will travel to Austin, Texas. The renowned conference provides incredible networking opportunities, inspirational presentations, and real world case studies to learn from. PCMA-TRU is hoping to send at least fifteen students to the conference.

Nights of Fright is sure to be lots of fun for the whole family. For those curious minds, Sunset Valley Farm is located just past the airport, and is the first left after the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite or by cash at the door. For students and those who may prefer not to drive out to the farm, shuttle tickets can be purchased for a limited time. Guests will be picked up and dropped off from the university.

For more information, please visit the Nights of Fright Facebook Page.

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