Board Shorts

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Welcome back party in the works

The board has started extensive planning on a fall welcome-back event, tentatively scheduled for September 13 in Convocation Mall at the Burnaby campus. The event will be a large afternoon concert with four acts and an after-party at the Highland Pub, to be finalized in the next two or three weeks of the budget being approved in the beginning of July. The SFSS won’t release any names of prospective artists at this time, but president Humza Khan said the “shortlist consists of artists that will appeal to the young crowd in attendance as they are from the electronic and top-40 genres.”

The proposed budget for the concert is just under $63,000, with an expected revenue of approximately $70,000 based on sponsorship, food and beverage sales, and 2000 ticket sales. Tickets will be sold in four tiers, from $16, $18, $20, to $25. Tickets will be sold for $35 at the door, and tickets for the pub after party will be $15. Expectations for the event are high; Khan said the concert “could be the legacy of our board.”

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