Arkells Drop in on Stormont Students

Sometimes a good deed gets rewarded – big time.

And so it was for all the fourth floor residents of Stormont on Monday, Feb. 13 when the Arkells stopped by to perform and chat.

“This was pretty special,” says Jeremy Brzozowski, Carleton University’s manager of student experience and student life. “It’s not every day you have a Juno award winning artist play your residence floor.”

It was a contest dreamed up by the band members themselves that led to the casual drop-in at Carleton before they played a show that night at TD Place.

They called on students in residence to solicit donations to the food bank run by the Carleton University Students’ Association and 4th Stormont came up with biggest haul. Residence Life and Housing helped run the contest and promote it.

Students interacted with the band in an intimate environment

“Students got to really interact in the residence setting and hear the backgrounds of meaning behind some of the band’s most popular singles,” says Brzozowski. “It was super neat to see the students so excited, and you could clearly see firsthand their excitement and pride of being a Raven.

“Our department at the Student Experience Office is committed to providing unique engaging opportunities to engage our students with community, and this event was just an example of the happy marriage of the two.”

With four albums to their credit, the Hamilton-born band is a slick pop-rock group. Their latest album, Morning Report, has generated a pair of hits and two 2017 Juno Award nominations, announced this week.