On 7 June 2013 from 3 PM to 5 PM, Key Club hosted the Eliminate Tournament, a video game competition to raise funds for the Eliminate Project. One of Key Club’s service projects, Eliminate is aimed towards eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
The tournament provided students with an opportunity to compete with friends and classmates in an afternoon of video games including Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Slender. A first-time event at Marc Garneau, the tournament attracted more than thirty video game enthusiasts. Participants enjoyed refreshments; winners received cash prizes and movie tickets.
Key Club president Jacqueline Sue credits the junior executives for making this event possible, as they spearheaded the co-ordination effort, from planning to execution.
“The tournament was an exciting challenge and really allowed me to express my passion for gaming” said Kevin Jiang, a participant. “The rest of the competition was easily eliminated,” he continued, laughing at the joke.
Senior student and video game enthusiast, Stephen Wen commented that “the technical difficulties detracted from the overall appeal of the event.” At one point, the two copies of Brawl were not both being properly read by the console.
In total, Marc Garneau students raised approximately $130 in an afternoon of fun. A gymnasium filled with roaring laughter and cheers as students show off their gaming skills will surely become a tradition for years to come.