Welcome to Hollywood is theme of Tourism and Travel students’ gala event

Ridan, the Sheridan Tourism and Travel mascot secures the Hollywood awards

Sheridan Tourism and Travel students recently hosted Welcome to Hollywood to thank industry placement supervisors and Program Advisory Committee members for their support throughout the year. More than 125 travel industry people and Sheridan students gathered to mix, mingle and enjoy the Hollywood themed songs of The Jeremy Tozer Band, the chocolate fountain, the delicious buffet and the Sheridan-themed cupcakes at Connexions located in Sheridan’s Student Centre.

The Welcome to Hollywood Travel and Tourism student organizing group

“This stellar example of experiential learning is just one component of the Tourism and Travel program. Graduates of our Program use the real life, hands on business training provided by Sheridan College to go into many areas of the Tourism and Travel Industry, including the exciting world of Meetings and Events Planning and Incentive Travel Planning,” said Victoria Renton, Coordinator, Sheridan Tourism and Travel program.

A delicious buffet was a main attraction for everyone

The event was fully planned and implemented by members of the 4th semester Introduction to Meetings and Events class. The event assignment was focused on experiential learning for the students who were divided into teams based on their interests: Décor, Food and Beverage, Media and Program. A leader was nominated for each team and then overseen by the Assistant Coach. These leaders comprised the Management Team for the event.

“The event was better than expected and I was truly honoured to be the Assistant Coach. Everyone worked very hard and I thank them dearly,” said Christopher Wade, Assistant Coach.

Tourism and Travel students enjoy the event

“Our event turned out to be everything and more than I could have ever expected. We worked so hard for this event and I couldn’t have asked for better teammates and friends by my side. Teamwork really pays off,” said Stephanie McDougall, Decor Team Leader.

Cupcake stars for a great ending.

The 2011 Management Team was co-led by Assistant Coaches Christopher Wade (also the CFO) and Maria Astakhova. Stephanie McDougall created the décor with her team. Sabrina Bento and her team ensured that guests enjoyed a variety of cuisine options. Jazmine Davey and her team designed the invitations, name tags and media for the event. Benoit Ricard along with his team produced the program that featured an appearance of the Jeremy Tozer Band playing familiar movie theme songs.

The Jeremy Tozer Band belted out the Hollywood hits.

Welcome to Hollywood demonstrated the importance of truly working together as a team to produce a successful glamorous event. Congratulations to the Sheridan Tourism and Travel program team!

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