By Carl Legg
The Beta Beta Beta Variety Show is taking place tonight at the Montante Cultural Center. It is the Honor Society’s biggest event of the year where they hope to raise plenty of money for charity. The show consists of many students performing music and entertainment. As they have been working on this night since the start of last semester, it is bound to be one to remember.
Vice President Dilpreet Kaur is excited to see all of their hard work come to fruition. Her favorite part of the event is seeing the staggering amount of people come out to support them. “It’s amazing how we’re not one of the biggest clubs on campus, or a club that everyone talks about, but because of this mission we draw a lot of attention to this particular night. It’s just amazing seeing how many people want to support a good cause,” she said.
There are some well known names on campus performing this year, most notably the CrescenDON’ts, an a capella group at Canisius. There will also be a number of student performers displaying their musical talents, including Elias Ayoub, Daphne Sietz, Colin Littlefield, and Sydney Perkins. Along with the raffle baskets, all this entertainment is guaranteeing the night will be a bang for your buck.
For the past two years, the Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society has donated the money raised to an orphanage in Poland–one that their president, Courtney Kramer, actually had the privilege of visiting with Campus Ministry last year. The charity they have chosen to support this year is close to the heart, the Dr. Aronica Scholarship Fund. It was set up by her family to help biology students at Canisius with their own research. “For instance, it could be used to support the research itself, or [for] travelling to and attending conferences to present on their research,” said Andrea Kraft.
Kraft is the treasurer of Beta Beta Beta and one of the most important people behind putting together the night. “She does way more than just treasurer work; she has been behind the scenes for a lot of this,” Kaur said. Hannah Elling and Marc Ruszaj have also been major contributors behind the scenes. Ellig made sure everything was getting done for such a special night, and Ruszaj has been behind advertising and spreading the word.
With such dedication behind the scenes, Kaur is hoping the night can get an even larger turnout than past years. She believes that many will come out to support their friends on a special night. Even if you don’t know one on of the performers, Kaur says that you should still come because “you can test out your luck for getting a great basket…and at the end, you can know that it was for a great cause.”
The show will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and tickets, which are still available, will be available at the door for five dollars.