Canadian celebrities and Prime Minister Trudeau also make appearances
TORONTO, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ – It was a night to remember on Friday as students across Canada came together to celebrate prom online and raise money for Kids Help Phone.
Over ten thousand students participated by dancing along on TikTok, sharing photos to Instagram, and tuning into the live broadcast. CIBC supported the event as lead sponsor also providing a donation of $150,000 to support Kids Help Phone’s immediate response to COVID-19.
Rob Assimakopoulos, Chief Marketing Officer from CIBC had this to say about the event, “After all the hard work, dedication, and hours of studying that students pour into their high school years, signing off with a big, memorable celebration is the most fitting way to close one chapter and kick off the summer before they begin their next adventure. Congratulations to all 2020 grads!”
36 students, representing every province and the territories helped to plan the SLN event
The event was coordinated and live-streamed through Student Life Network Canada, the country’s largest online resource hub for students and recent grads with a built-in community of over 1.3 million members. Entitled ‘Prom is On’ the celebration had been in the making for two months and was only made possible with the assistance of a specially-assembled National Prom Committee. These 36 students, representing every province and the territories, were front and centre in all the event’s promotions and festivities.
Rubaina Farin from our National Prom Committee said this about the incredible experience, “It’s a senior year experience I didn’t anticipate. And though I’ll look back on it with curiosity, I’ve also learned how to adapt and stay connected during uncertain times. I am forever grateful to have been part of an amazing national event and hopefully, I’ll stay in contact with the other 35 students I got to work with.”
Featuring all the prom classics (and a few incredible surprises), the event had prize giveaways, the crowning of a prom king and queen, and countless celebrity appearances from the likes of Justin Trudeau, Mitch Marner, Rick Mercer, Finn Wolfhard, and many more.
It wasn’t the prom night that anyone expected, but that didn’t stop thousands of Canadian high school students from coming together to support each other and make history.
SOURCE Student Life Network
About Student Life Network (SLN)
Canada’s largest online resource hub for students and recent grads with a built-in community of over 1.3 million members. Since 2012, SLN has been helping high school and post-secondary students improve their grades, reduce debt and find their dream jobs. SLN is a division of 55rush.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country’s virtual care expert, we give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone and online chat or through text message with Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone in any moment of crisis or need. Through our digital transformation, we envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most and we have most recently realized that through Crisis Text Line Canada. This innovation is fueled by courageous donors, partners, volunteers and more. Learn more at KidsHelpPhone.ca or @KidsHelpPhone.