Milton District High’s DECA club to host comedy night

BY THE MILTON CANADIAN CHAMPION

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Scott Faulconbride (left) and Mike MacDonald – Supplied photos

Aimon Amir is busy organizing Milton District High School’s upcoming comedy night, with an all-too-serious incentive driving her efforts.

Putting together the Wednesday, Oct. 25 event — featuring well-known stand-ups Mike MacDonald and Scott Faulconbride — serves as the submission for provincial competition for her DECA club, an internationally-recognized business program.

Amir knows the club’s benefits first hand, having been part of her school’s trip to the international showcase this past spring in Anaheim, California.

“I built up so many skills and strategies there,” said the MDHS DECA president, who leads a club of 38 students supervised by business teacher Paul Riggs. Competitions see schools tasked with solving a wide variety of business-related problems and challenges. “It’s a great opportunity, and extra-curriculars are really important to universities.”

“It’s (DECA) a great way to learn business,” echoed Matthew McGovern, who’s organizing the comedy night alongside Amir and fellow club member Aqeel Urfani.

The comedy night was made possible by the father of MDHS graduate/former DECA member Kitsym Currie, who had a connection with the comedians.

The evening (7-10 p.m.) will also include a student stand-up comedy competition featuring members of the school’s highly-accomplished improv team.

Despite a relatively tight timeframe — with the comedians’ availability only made known at the end of September — organizers feel preparations are going well.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Amir.

Tickets — available at the school (396 Williams Ave., (905) 878-2839) — are $20 for parents/adults and $15 for students.

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