It’s a carnival for a good cause – a group of Concordia students is holding a winter carnival to raise money for an upcoming trip.
Families are invited to check out the festivities, which will feature all the carnival staples: games, face painting, photo booths, maple taffy, mascots and raffles. But of course, there will also be treats: David’s Tea and Second Cup will be offering free hot beverages and there will also be hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and cupcakes.
The event is a fundraiser for the Concordia University Galapagos Project, an annual trip for a group of select undergraduate biology students. They go to the Galapagos Islands for a month to study socio-ecological systems. Concordia eventually want to establish a permanent research station on the Galapagos Islands where students would conduct long-term studies to help develop ways to reverse damage to the ecosystems. The group of 15 students wants to raise $5,000 toward their trip. They leave in May.
The carnival takes place March 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Concordia’s Perform Centre, 7200 Sherbrooke St. W (between the football field and the arena). Entry is free but they’re using a token system (which they’re calling turtle credits) for the games. It costs $5 for 5 tokens and $9 for 10. The photo booth and face painting will cost no more than $5.
For more information on the Galapagos Project, visit bsaconcordia.com/galapagos-trip.
Here’s a video put together by students who went on the trip last year: