Dear Sponsor,

The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union invites your business/ organization to participate in its annual Kickstart events from September 9 to September 23, 2015. Kickstart is a chance for students to kick off the academic year with a bang and to become acquainted with their fellow students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Kickstart is a well-established series of events that draws approximately 7,000 students from all across the University. Throughout the month of September Kickstart will include First Year Orientation, the Back to School BBQ, an outdoor Movie Night, a Handbook Giveaway, Clubs Day, and a Tunes Against Tuition Fees Concert.

Your support as community organizations and local businesses is a vital part of Kickstart and the University experience. As a Kickstart Sponsor, your business/organization will be helping to create the entertainment component of a great back to school in addition to supporting the work of the students’ union year round. All net proceeds from these events will be used to provide TRU students with advocacy, services, and entertainment. Finally, your business/organization also has the opportunity to profile itself to the new and returning students at TRU.

We hope you will join us in creating the best back to school ever! In the following package you will find all the details about how you can become a Kickstart sponsor. If you have any questions please contact us and one of our Students’ Union representatives will be in contact with you over the coming weeks to discuss the opportunities available to you.

Thank you for your consideration,

Thompson Rivers University Students Union


Kickstart Event Line-Up:

Back-to-School BBQ Sept 11 | 10AM-3PM Campus Commons
Tunes Against Tuition Fees Sept 12 | 2PM-6PM Campus Commons
Clubs Day
Sept 17 | 10AM-2PM Outside Old Main
Outdoor Movie Night Sept 23 | 8PM Campus Commons

Kickstart 2015 Sponsorship Packages:

The following sponsorship packages outline the various benefits included in each sponsorship level. If you have any questions regarding Kickstart 2015 or the sponsorship packages please contact our Office Administrator Parth Patel via email at patel@trusu.ca or phone (250) 828-5289.

Gold Sponsorship Package: $1,250

  • Promotional table at the Back to School BBQ
  • Preferred placement at Back to School BBQ
  • Sponsor name mentioned at all Kickstart events
  • Opportunity to be the sponsor of a game or giveaway from the stage
  • Logo displayed in Kickstart Newspaper ad
  • Logo displayed on the Kickstart promotional banner
  • Logo displayed on the Kickstart Webpage
  • Logo displayed on screen as a “preview” during movie night

Silver Sponsorship Package: $1,000

  • Promotional table at the Back to School BBQ
  • Sponsor name mentioned from the stage at the Back-to-School BBQ
  • Listing displayed on Kickstart Webpage
  • Logo displayed on screen as a “preview” during movie night
  • Sponsor name listed on the Kickstart Promotional Banner

Bronze Sponsorship Package: $750

  • Promotional table at the Back to School BBQ
  • Sponsor name mentioned from the stage at the Back-to-School BBQ
  • Listing displayed on Kickstart Webpage

Base Sponsorship Package: $350

  • Promotional table at the Back to School BBQ

Non-Profit / Internal Sponsorship Package: $200

  • Promotional table at the Back to School BBQ

Payment Information:

Payment for your sponsorship can be made online through PayPal or by cheque or cash. After submitting an application for BBQ Sponsorship you will receive an invoice. If you have submitted your payment prior to receiving an invoice your invoice will be reflected with a paid stamp. Cheques should be made out to the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union. Payment can be made in person at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building or by mail to:

TRU Students’ Union
900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC
V2C 0C8

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Kickstart 2015 please fill out the online application below.

BBQ Sponsorship Application

This form is no longer accepting application for Kickstart 2015! If you are interested in attending the Back-to-School BBQ and becoming a Kickstart Sponsor for 2016 please send your contact information to our Office Administrator Parth Patel at patel@trusu.ca