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Orientation Roundtable donates to Kingston General Hospital

January 31, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – Queen’s University’s Orientation Roundtable (ORT) is donating $5,000 to Kingston General Hospital, with the money targeted towards Youth Mental Health. ORTdonation

The return of the Orientation Week Concert to campus this past fall resulted in savings and a surplus in the Concert’s budget. The Orientation Roundtable has decided to donate this surplus to KGH as a goodwill gesture. The Hospital’s support was tantamount in gaining a noise bylaw exemption from City Council, and returning the Mystery Concert to campus this year.

“The support of the community, and especially the hospital, was critical to the success of the concert this year,” says Rachel Shindman, ORT Coordinator 2011. “We wanted to recognize that support, and give back as a gesture of thanks. After 3 years off campus, the community put a lot of faith in us to bring the concert back, and we really wanted to thank them for that”

CONTACT:
Please direct all media inquiries to Amanda Judd, AMS Communications Officer, at
comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

 BACKGROUNDER
Orientation Roundtable
http://www.myAMS.org/ORT
The Orientation Roundtable is the central coordinating body for undergraduate Orientation Week at Queen’s University. Run under the Alma Mater Society’s Campus Activities Commission, the Roundtable oversees the committees of the nine seperately-run Orientation Week programs and provides a central voice for Orientation Week, both to Queen’s and to the community.

Alma Mater Society (AMS) –
http://www.myAMS.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

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