Niagara College’s float in the Niagara Wine Festival’s CIBC Grande Parade captured the attention of the thousands of spectators who lined the parade route last Saturday – as well as the parade organizers, who presented NC with the Vintage Award in recognition of the entry that best represents a feature of Niagara.
The custom-made float featured wine barrels and crates of grapes, along with harvest fruit, leaves and foliage.
“The students and staff who joined our entry brought such a great energy and represented Niagara College so well,” said student engagement and leadership manager Lesley Calvin, whose team coordinated the entry. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to be part of one of Niagara’s great community festivals, and having our entry recognized by festival organizers was a nice bonus for us.”
More than 75 NC students and staff participated in the parade – view a gallery of photos online.
Niagara College was front and centre throughout the two-week Niagara Wine Festival, which celebrates Ontario’s wine and grape industries. Students and faculty from the Canadian Food and Wine Institute were involved in catering, displays, seminars and other events that showcased NC’s programs.
Above: Courtney Meyer, left, first generation program coordinator and Lesley Calvin, manager of student engagement and leadership, celebrate Niagara College’s selection for the Vintage Award in last week’s Niagara Wine Festival CIBC Grande Parade.