What is MVN?

Medical Variety Night (MVN) is an annual variety charity show hosted by the Queen’s University School of Medicine students and faculty.

On April 5th and 6th, 2019, we will be holding the 49th annual Medical Variety night! MVN is a longstanding tradition, with participation from over 200 students as well as faculty members. Acts include musical performances, comedic shorts, and dance productions, such as a 4-act Bollywood dance, an a cappella group, and a touching tribute from the outgoing class of 2019. Drawing an audience of over 500 attendees each year, MVN has consistently been one of the largest events hosted by the Queen’s School of Medicine. The event is frequented by the Queen’s medical community, students from the university, and many Kingston residents.

This year all proceeds go to the Good Minds Program for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

Follow the Paypal link below for tickets!

Ticket Pricing is as follows: 

Student Price: $15

General Admission: $20

All tickets at the Door: $20/night

Performers, please purchase your performer’s pass for 15$ to get access to both show nights!

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Friday April 5, 7:00pm – Student Ticket 15$
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Friday April 5, 7:00pm – Adult Ticket 20$
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Saturday April 6, 7:00pm – Student Ticket 15$
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Saturday April 6, 7:00pm – Adult Ticket 20$
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Performer’s Pass – 15$
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We wouldn’t be able to put on our show without your generous support. Please consider donating to MVN. As a registered charity, all donations over $50 will receive a tax receipt. Thank you for your support!

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Message from the Directors

On behalf of MVN 2019: Circadian Rhapsody, we would like to take a moment to thank our wonderful team, including the promotions, tech, and backstage crews who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this show a reality. We would also like to thank our wonderful emcees and all the performers who have been rehearsing since the beginning of the school year to put on an amazing show! Thank you to Queen’s University and the UGME for your ongoing support, as well as to the Kingston community and local businesses.

To our QMed family, thank you for being so awesome and providing us with countless reasons to celebrate you! Not only is MVN a fantastic show – it is also a provides a great opportunity to share the wonderful talents of our students that may otherwise go unnoticed. 

MVN 2019: Circadian Rhapsody promises to be one of the most fun and elaborate shows  to date! Endless hours have gone into its production, and we cannot wait to share the results with all of you…. Now in the true spirit of Queen – lets get ready to rock!

– Emily Wilkerson, Charlotte Coleman, Stephanie Jiang, and Therese Servito

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Meet the Emcees

Michelle Lutsch and Alexandra Morra….

In the beginning, there was…

 

Lucy & Ethel

Thelma & Louise

Monica & Rachel

Poehler & Fey

Meredith & Cristina

 

And now?

Morra & Lutsch: the other McDreamy and McSteamy

Killer Queens. Champions. Under Pressure to Rock You and bring greatness to the emcee role.

This iconic duo was brought together initially under the romantic fluorescent lighting that illuminated the anatomy lab. The puns -rolled, the banter- unstoppable, and the chemistry – palpable. Much akin to the seasons the first year came and went, but soon enough, they were reunited again. Their spark erupted into a flame as they bonded over their only child upbringings, obsession with otters and shared love for Top Gun. They feel the need, the need, to be emcees…

 

MVN is an incredible opportunity to bring the QMed and Kingston community together and raises both money and awareness for a good cause. And no, we don’t mean funding our vacation to the California Otter Sanctuary (although donations are graciously accepted). Support the Good Minds Program and please come witness some extremely talented individuals featuring an assortment of questionably appropriate jokes from us!

 

We eagerly await with bated breath to be your hosts for the evening, mostly to redeem ourselves from our looming hip hop performance near the end of the show.

 

With Love like no Otter,

 

Alex & Michelle

 

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Meet the Performers

We are proud to present some of our wonderful performers here! 

Photography by Samiyah Khan, QMed 2022

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Good Minds Charity

Proceeds from MVN 2019 will benefit Good Minds 

The Good Minds Program ensures that Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) is able to deliver counselling services, youth programming, circles (groups), grief recovery, ceremonies, elder support, addictions counselling, Child & Youth Wellness, and NNADAP prevention programming. Their goal is to build linkages and relationships with on and off Territory agencies to provide services of utmost quality.

The Enyonkwa’nikonhriyo:hake Program will build safety, encourage and promote wellness through practicing: Peace, inclusiveness, and respect inspired by our cultural beliefs, values and teachings.

Functions and Activities

  • One to one counselling (child, youth, adult)
  • Grief Recovery, one-on-one and circles (groups)
  • Elder visits and support
  • Moon Ceremony
  • Fasting Camps (Spring and Fall)
  • Sweat Lodge
  • Ceremonies and teachings
  • Addictions Prevention, Promotion and Follow-up
  • Referrals
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Youth Programming
  • Youth at Risk Supports
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Community Workshops/Events

While there is sound evidence to support the efficacy of these programs in reducing suicide rates, one of the biggest barriers that Good Minds faces is the lack of accessibility funding for their services. To improve accessibility, Good Minds has organized a shuttle bus that can be used to transport people to events and assistance, but their budget doesn’t allow for mechanical maintenance and gasoline for this shuttle. Proceeds from Medical Variety Night 2019 will help fund this initiative and others for the Good Minds Program.

For more information on Good Minds, visit:  http://www.mbq-tmt.org/administration-and-services/community-wellbeing/good-minds