Posted by: colleenoshea | March 15, 2009

First Weekend of College Royal a Huge Success!

This past weekend marked the first weekend of events for College Royal 2009 and it certainly was a huge success!

Christina and I having some fun introducing the next act for the fashion show on Friday night!

Chrstina and I having some fun at the fashion show on Friday night!

On Friday night I had the pleasure, along with my friend Christina Crowley of being the Emcee’s for the fashion show. Christina and I simply had a blast! The theme of the show was “Summertime” and we took full advantage of this,

wearing our flips flops and sundresses to present in. Our main role was to fill the time in-between acts to allow the models to get ready. In addition we gave out over $400.00 worth of door prizes which were donated to College Royal. Door prizes

ranged from athletic shirts, to manicure gift certificates to hair dressing packages. On top of door prize donations, local business from the Guelph area also donated the clothes the models wore. Some of the stores which were showcased included Dino’s Athletics, Art of Denim, Earth Soul Apparel, Tip Top Tailors, Dressings and the University of Guelph Bookstore.

The models did a fantastic job strutting down the isle and showing off their choreographed dances. The entire show was very professionally done, and very special as it was entirely put on by student volunteers. The models, hair dressers, make up artists, choreographer, and show organizer – all students—deserve a very big pat on the back for a job well done.

On Saturday night, the year long anticipated College Royal Ball was held in the University Center and certainly was the cherry on top to the sensational first weekend of College Royal 2009.

A view from the stairs of the courtyard decorations in process!

A view from the top of the UC as the decorations go up during the decorating journey....

   After 10 hours of decorating on Saturday, the UC defiantly was transformed into an “Eastern elegant journey through China”. The decorations simply were incredible. In my opinion the main courtyard was the highlight for decorations. Murals were hung with pictures of the Chinese New Year, accompanied by balloon arches and brightly colored lights, and even a dragon winding its way down a large set of stairs. Throughout the rest of the UC very detailed and intricate murals were hung just about everywhere capturing the light of eastern culture. Chinese lanterns and lights were strung from many ceilings, adding to the Chinese night time feel.

The music was superb, offering guests a little of everything. Downstairs in Peter Clarke Hall, The Bareback Riders played country in the “Forbidden City” room. In the courtyard, where “Chinese New Year” was celebrated the Test Icicles rocked out. Just around the corner in through the “Chinese Countryside”, ball goers could try their own hand in music by singing karaoke with John McGlone. Upstairs in the Brass Taps where the “Terracotta Warriors” were in place a DJ was available for guest’s requests. Up on the 4th floor in the “Chinese Village” the Dave Huber Trio played their tune, while the Grad Lounge housed a DJ for “Fan Dancing”. Finally, the University Club was transformed into the “Imperial Gardens” where DJs Ian Gromes and Shane Gautreau entertained the crowds.

Overall, the organization of the ball this year couldn’t have been any better. The entrance into the ball and coat checks ran smoothly, the decorations looked great and the music had everyone tapping their toes. Congrats to everyone involved in College Royal for an extremely successful first weekend!

 

Ready to have a BALL on Saturday night!

Ready to have a BALL on Saturday night!

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