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Karaoke queen

Winnipeg resident Elsaida Alerta won the karaoke world championships in Singapore on November 22. She had won the provincial and national karaoke championships, both at the Pony Corral Restaurant & Bar, before moving on to compete on an international level.

About 30 countries compete in the world karaoke championships. Michael Victorero, who hails from Ontario, won third place in the men’s category and represented Canada alongside Alerta.

The Pony Corral’s downtown location is hosting a victory party to celebrate Alerta’s new title on December 8.

Major marketers

Giuliano Bellabono, Reynold Beniza, and Chelsée Curé were honoured at the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) Awards gala in Toronto.

They won bronze in the student creative case study category for a marketing campaign for The Source. The campaign’s objective was to increase awareness of The Source and make their brand interesting to young consumers.

The trio came up with a social media campaign by using the hashtag #sourcesolutions. That was in response to #phoneproblems and other popular hashtags related to technology mishaps. The #sourcesolutions hashtag had tips to solve the problems using The Source’s products and services.

The honourees took Red River College’s Creative Communications program and all three majored in advertising.

Built for success

Red River College honoured School of Construction and Engineering Technologies students at the annual Technology Awards Reception at the Notre Dame Campus.

Students in RRC’s electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering technologies programs were honoured on November 26 for their academic excellence, leadership, community involvement and strong work ethic. The event gave out 113 awards to deserving students, totaling in $125, 400.