Wanting to give back to the people who have given them so much, the guys and girls at WOW Factor Media are hoping Moose Javians have a SMASHing good time at their latest fundraising endeavor.
“We have wanted to do a party or something to show appreciation for the people who voted for us during the 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award competition for some time now, but wanted to do more than just sit around and have drinks,” said Joel Pinel, of WOW Factor Media.
He said after discussions, the group decided it wanted to pay-it-forward and take their success and give back to another organization.
That is when SMASH was born.
The concert event being held Oct. 26 at the Silo, will feature performances by Megan Nash and Jess Moskaluke, with all of the ticket proceeds going to the MS Society of Canada.
Pinel said the reason for choosing the MS Society came down to the personal connection so many of those involved have to the disease.
“This cause just seemed like a good fit because it is so close to the heart for so many people both involved with the fundraiser and in Canada as a whole.”
Pinel said Moskaluke’s father died from MS, while Nash’s mother is currently living with the disease. He said his brother-in-law and partner, Jamison Drummond has also lived with the affects of MS since his mother’s diagnosis in 2003.
“This is something that affects a lot of Canadians and we are just hoping to help out (in our own unique) way.”
With The Mosaic Company already jumping on board as a sponsor, Pinel said it has made it that much easier to ensure the cause receives all of the proceeds from the event.
As for the tickets?
Pinel said in an effort to raise awareness and be unique, tickets are more than just a piece of paper and a stub, they will be made in the form of a t-shirt.
“For the tickets we have made t-shirts and they are really nice, good-quality shirts for $40 and can be purchased at WOW Factor.
“You wear the shirt and that’s your ticket in for a good time.”
Pinel said the event will also have a 50/50 draw and door prizes to help raise a little more cash for the cause.
For more information on SMASH or WOW Factor Media, call 694-1556.
“We look forward to seeing everyone there.”