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Viva Las Vegas: FSU to hold fun and flashy night

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March. 21 will bring Las Vegas to Fanshawe's halls for an evening of food, drink, music and games.


Samantha Kaczala | Interrobang | News | March 15th, 2019




Get a chance to spin the wheel and hope for a kiss from lady luck at Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Las Vegas Night, on March 21.

The Las Vegas Night is making a big comeback and what promises to be filled with high-rolling entertainment, is taking over Oasis in the evening to transform it into a room full of poker, roulette, blackjack and more to play.

“We wanted a theme that was more entertaining for multiple groups of people, not just specific groups. We have had themes in the past that have been very personality specific and so we wanted something that was a little more broad and could connect to more students,” Christine Belanger, FSU advocacy and communications co-ordinator, said.

DJ music will fill the hallways, whose tone, Belanger explained, will be focused on blending a casino experience with the cause they are supporting with the event.

Students will be able to dance, get drinks at the bar and nibble on hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, for only $10 dollars going to proceeds London's Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapter, FSU's charity of the year.

VIP tickets are $15 are also available to purchase and include an assortment of added bonuses to their experience at the event. These students have the privilege to be able to drink a special glass of High Roller, the VIP special for the night. Paying a little extra will also include a swag bag and obtaining more tickets for draw prizes.

Drawn prizes will be available to win throughout the event. To enter, students just have to win it big at the games of the evening to obtain tickets for the draws.

Belanger said that some of the prizes include gift cards, technology and tickets for events like the Budweiser Gardens Cocktail Show.

When asked what part of the event might be the best among students, Belanger had positives to share.

“We definitely have a very inclusive event. There's a lot of different, unique pieces to it. We have tons of different components to it that are going to add to the whole Vegas feel,” Belanger said. “There's going to be food, there's going to be people walking around serving hors d'oeuvres, coat check, and a bar for VIP and regular tickets. All the experiences you expect to have in Vegas we are having or we are trying to portray.”

Las Vegas Night kicks off on Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m. with only 200 tickets available to buy at the Biz Booth and the Hub. So dress fancy and get your poker chips ready for a night of, hopefully, lady luck smiling upon your fortunes.
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