DSYTC partners with Algonquin College for eight fundraisers

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Carp’s recently opened Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (DSYTC) still has some fundraising to do, and Algonquin College students are stepping up and hosting eight fundraisers to end the month.

“Join us as we participate in eight events being held by an amazing group of students from Algonquin College Events Management program,” DSYTC staff released in a statement today (July 11).

Eight different fundraiser, created and hosted by events management students will be held between July 17 and July 31.

“All events and performances will be in support of the DSYTC’s Village of HOPE campaign to support the classrooms in our new live-in treatment centre in Carp, for youth aged 13 to 21 who are struggling with substance use and mental health issues,” the DSYTC said.

First up is Disco Town, where every beat supports a cause, on July 17 at the House of Targ.

“Get ready to grab the mic and sing your heart out with us, as we dive into the world of dazzling lights and infectious melodies, where every beat is worth a cause,” organizers said.

On July 19, dare to enter the Neon Jungle at the Sky Lounge on York Street with music by DJ J Walker.

“Let the neon lights guide you through the jungle of music and dance as we party the night away,” organizers said.

On July 20, Beats and Boards offers games and music and the Level One Game Pub on Waller Street.

“An exciting fusion of board games and live music for a purpose,” organizers said.

On July 21, it’s a Bollywood Bash at the East India Company Restaurant on Robertson Road.

“Experience the mesmerizing performances of talented dancers, indulge in interactive games, and capture memories at our Bollywood-themed photo booth,” organizers said.

On July 24, its’s the Royal Punjab, Punjabiyat Fest featuring Traditional Punjabi Games, Live Bhangra and Giddha performance, a silent auction and more.

On July 28, it’s the Happy Hearts Carnival at Tailgators.

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the Happy Hearts Carnival. Get ready to immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience where joy, excitement, and the spirit of giving converge,” organizers said.

On July 29, enjoy Ethnic India also at the East India Company Restaurant.

“Embrace the spirit of India’s diversity,” organizers said.

The eight days of fundraisers wraps up July 31 with Marvel Trivia also at Tailgators.

“Dive into the exciting world of superheroes, where bravery and courage reign supreme,” organizers said.

The DSYTC held its official opening  on Thursday, May 23, and West Carleton Online was there.

The new centre increases capacity by 25 per cent, lessens wait times, expands the DSYTC family program and is a fully accessible building.

“Let’s have some fun for a great cause,” the DSYTC said. “Great events for team building, family outing, or just a night out.”

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