Georgian students raise funds for MADD with mocktail event
November 24, 2014

Some of the students involved in Mocktail MADDness were on Rogers 10

Event Management students Angela Henderson, Katrina Letcher, and Evgeniya Uzhegova enjoyed promoting the event on Rogers 10

Some of Barrie’s top restaurants, pubs, and caterers will compete to create the best non-alcoholic mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) at a Georgian College student-run event on Thursday, Nov. 27. Guests at the fourth annual Mocktail MADDness event will vote to choose the winners.

The event is an opportunity for Georgian Event Management students to put into practice the skills they learn in class. All proceeds from the event will go toward Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Georgian College scholarships.

The event will be held at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr. in Barrie, beginning at 7 p.m.

Participating restaurants this year include Kelsey’s, Ferndale Banquet Hall, Cravings, among others. Last year’s Mocktail MADDness raised $2,500 for MADD and Georgian scholarships.

“On top of getting to sample all the creations, guests will also enjoy spoken word and contemporary dance performances,” said Event Management student Liam Squires. “They will also have a chance to win a variety of items including Barrie Colts private box prizes, GoodLife Fitness memberships, and a pair of tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Winnipeg Jets.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for youngsters aged 12 and under. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit or