Georgian staff and students perform in benefit show


Stay tuned for Georgian College’s annual variety show. The 27th annual Georgian’s Got Talent (or not) Benefit Concert features a mix of students, faculty and friends March 28-29 at the Georgian Theatre, Barrie Campus.

Over 50 Georgian staff and students will share their hidden talents to help raise funds for financially challenged students. It runs the gamut from dance, to music, and comedy.

“The show is pretty much an even split this year between staff and student performers, which is nice,” said show director Elaine Murray. “There is a mother-daughter performance this year which is going to be quite nice. The mother, Jennifer Bedard is a Business Administration-Accounting student and she’ll be singing while her daughter dances.

“I’m also excited about our house band which features two faculty members from our downtown location. They’re doing their own number and backing up a few other performers.”

Proceeds from this year’s show will fund the annual Gord Bastian Memorial Entrance Award, as well as Georgian’s financial aid bursaries.

Gord Bastian, a long-time Georgian College employee, founded the show and performed in it as the unofficial funny-man of a local musical act called The Broad-Cast. After he passed away in the spring of 1999, staff and students continued to entertain audiences in his honour.

Tickets are $15 and a dinner/show special is available for $30. Students, seniors, and alumni can purchase tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Bear Essentials Store at Georgian’s Barrie Campus, online or at the door.

People are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Georgian Food Locker, the college’s on-campus student food bank.

The parking system has changed at the Barrie Campus. With no gates folks will need to pay for parking when they arrive, rather than when leaving. Volunteers will be available outside the theatre to help people navigate the new payment system which is through Honk Mobile.


Photo: Staff and students will be performing in Georgian’s annual benefit concert March 28-29 at the Barrie Campus.


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