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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Redesigned GCSU Backlot website offers latest entertainment information
DATE: Sept. 8, 2009

        The GCSU Backlot recently updated its website to better connect with the community.
Located at www.thebacklot.ca, the GCSU Backlot website displays a variety of entertainment including live bands and comedy. On Fridays, some of the best local bands and talent from across Atlantic Canada take the stage. On Saturdays, students can enjoy live DJ entertainment.

         In addition, student favourites such as Tuesday Trivia and Thursday Open Mic Night are held weekly. The Backlot, patio and GCSU food court is also available for private bookings such as: weddings, reunions and birthday parties throughout the year. 

         “The GCSU Backlot is arguably the premier venue for live entertainment in the city of Corner Brook and we have undertaken improvements to thebacklot.ca to serve our audiences even better,” said Terry Randell, president of the Grenfell College Student Union (GCSU), which owns and operates the Backlot and Student Centre.
GCSU has a great line-up of bands and entertainers coming this fall, including Mardeen,        

        The Tom Fun Orchestra, Tim Chaission and the Morning Fold, Wax Mannequin, Norman Nawrocki (sexual health comedian), Randy and Lahey from the hit Showcase Series The Trailer Park Boys, and Tony Lee X, who performs an extreme hypnosis show (rated R; must be of legal drinking age).

          Kerian Smith, GCSU vice-president executive, explained that the website improvements are an effort to maintain and improve communications with the Grenfell community.

         “Harnessing the potential of social media and networking sites is a great way for any organization to promote its services and activities,” he said.

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