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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Grenfell gets ready to Rant and Roar!

DATE: September 29, 2009

       Students at Grenfell will have plenty of opportunity to unleash their beefs at the annual Rant like Rick contest Grenfell College this week.

       The practice of ‘ranting’ was made famous by Newfoundland comedian and television celebrity Rick Mercer, who gave his blessing to the contest at Memorial in 2006.

       The contest will be held at Grenfell College on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m. in the GCSU Student Centre food court. The winner will receive a paid trip to St. John’s to compete in the university-wide finals for $1,000, being held during the St. John’s campus’ I Love MUNdays celebrations, Oct. 27-31. The celebration is known as I Fell for Grenfell at the Corner Brook campus.

         Rants must be 30-90 seconds. Students will perform before a live audience and be videotaped. This year, a special faculty and staff division has been added, so employees at Grenfell can air their grievances too!

         Students should pre-register by emailing mphilpott@swgc.mun.ca to confirm they’ll get a chance to rant. Last year’s winner can been seen on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWuJViBugII.

For more information about I Fell for Grenfell, visit www.swgc.mun.ca/celebrate.

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