Ancien Adieus 2007 - A Gathering for the Graduates
A farewell party was thrown for the graduating class of 2004 on the 10th of March 2007 at The Republic Cultural Center (TRCC). Ancien Adieus was a colorful affair, with graduates donning party wear of various kinds befitting the event’s masquerade theme.
The event kicked off at 6pm, which saw over 450 participants registering. The crowd was abuzz with so much to see and do! Running simultaneously were various station games laid out in an IR fashion, where the students had to use chips in order to participate in the games. There was also a mobile photo studio with two make-up artists at hand to help students doll up for the camera and capture the night’s memories.
Another way for students to leave a lasting impression was the plaster print station. Many graduates left hand prints, while the more creative molded and shaped the plaster to into various shapes and designs. They were even supplied with paint so that they could enhance their creative abilities. There were even caricaturists at hand to give a more comic impression of the participants.
Towards the later part of the evening, all participants congregated in the theater where Magic IG performed. All eyes were transfixed on the two magicians as they dealt out bewildering magic tricks. This performance was followed by hip hop sextet, Style Methods, whom showed off their funky dance moves leaving everyone in the crowd fascinated. The crowd showed their appreciation by the resounding applause awarded.
The performers were not the only ones to be applauded. The contestants for “Mr and Ms Best Dressed” did their best to strut their stuff on the catwalk, where some even improvised dance moves. Their peers became their judges and votes were awarded by applause. There was also a “Best Masked” on contest where creative self-made masks were selected from the crowd, and the winner determined by the organizing committee.
Lastly, there was the Fraction Auction, ending the evening on a high note. This saw some friendly competition among peers for the highest bid. Among the items being auctioned were DKNY watches, various branded sports wear and accessories, a digital camera, a portable playstation as well as an iPod. All these items were auctioned off at a fraction of the retail price, which left the bid winners with gleeful smiles all night.
Ancien Adieus 2006 - A Gathering for the Graduates
The night started explosively with a sumptuous standing dinner coupled with an amazing performance by EPIC. The crowd was starting to warm up to one another after some of them were caught in the cold rain that threatened to dampen the spirits of the graduates. As the graduates tucked in to their food, they were also treated to a catwalk of stunning models parading the 'Choice Lucky Draw' prizes. This unique lucky draw allowed the graduates to choose the lucky draw prizes that they would want to win by dropping their allocated coupons in containers allocated for each prize. The graduates clearly liked this difference and were seen chatting at the booth to discuss how they could maximize their chances of winning the lucky draw. Glen O'Grady (Director, Centre for Educational Development) loved one of the prizes so much that he even tried his hand in purchasing some lucky draw coupons to boost his chances of winning.
Next up was the 'Fraction Auction' where irresistible products were being auctioned off at a fraction of the retail price. The end of the first half of the Fraction Auction was greeted with a familiar yet welcome performance by PULSE, the first RP band made up of the graduating batch.The climax of the night came during the 2nd part of the Fraction Auction as well as the Choice Lucky draw. Bidding for these products was a heated affair as many graduates started to outbid one another trying to win the coveted products. Some of them even partnered with others so that they could join forces in bidding higher so as to win the items.