Expansion of vendors program means more student support

Expansion of vendors program means more student support

By Communications Staff

November 22, 2016


By bringing tasty treats onto campus, Hospitality Services is helping student groups and clubs at Queen’s raise funds for their activities.

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Queen’s Hospitality Services is helping student groups and clubs raise funds for their activities by bringing food vendors Beavertails, The SweetSpot and Smoke’s Poutinerie onto campus. (Supplied Photo)

The Beavertails trailer has been a staple on University Avenue since 2010; an expansion of the program means that there are two additional vendors, more events and more opportunities for fundraising.

This year, Smoke’s Poutinerie and The SweetSpot – offering Middle Eastern desserts – have been added, and the number of scheduled event days has increased from 12 to 30. Through the program the student clubs and groups receive a percentage of the proceeds from the vendors’ daily sales. 

“We are excited to continue our fundraising partnership with Beavertails, and also thrilled to be adding The SweetSpot and Smoke’s Poutinerie to our vendor list,” says Jennifer Pete, Associate Director, Housing & Ancillary Services. “These new vendors allow us to provide student groups, clubs and associations even more fundraising opportunities. Student clubs and associations are an important part of the Queen’s student experience and we are grateful to our vendors for partnering with us and providing our student groups with these opportunities. A large part of our mission is to enrich the student experience, and we hope to continue growing these partnerships in the future.”

Hospitality Services ensures that the vendors have appropriate insurance, permits and approval to be on campus. The student groups are responsible to promote the event and be on site for the event.

Information regarding dates, vendors and student groups is on the Queen’s Events Calendar. Currently, 26 student groups have enrolled in this year’s program.

Interested student groups can get more information and submit an application through the Queen’s Hospitality Services website.