Staff and faculty: get ready to kick-start the new academic year on Wednesday, August 30 at Niagara Day 2017 with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. for light refreshments and networking.
This year Niagara Day will be held at the Welland Campus (gymnasium). In response to employee feedback, this year’s event will feature a later start and shorter program. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch from Benchmark to follow in the Learning Commons.
The event will include the College’s highly anticipated annual employee recognition award ceremonies, where recipients of this year’s Awards of Excellence, Service Awards, the Niagara Champions Award, and College Educator Development program certificates will be announced.
It will also feature presentations from NC students who will share their personal ‘NC stories,’ with staff and faculty.
Be sure to arrive ready to create some new memories; a photo booth will be set up in the foyer outside of the gym from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Niagara Day will mark the launch of our 2017 United Way Campaign, co-chaired by Greg Medulun (VP of External Relations) and Gary Torraville (associate dean of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute). Donors who contribute a minimum of $25 at Niagara Day will be entered in a raffle to win tickets to A CFWI Christmas; Caps, Corks and Forks; or the CFWI BBQ. They will also receive a $5 MT Bellies gift card. The United Way booth with be located at the entrance to the Athletic Centre, so please stop and take the time to fill out a pledge form. Every donation is one step closer to strengthening our community and supporting those in need.
To help the College reach its sustainability goals, employees are encouraged to bring their refillable beverage containers for coffee and water. Those travelling from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus are encouraged carpooling to and from the Welland Campus for the event.
Non-perishable food items and toiletries will be collected for the SAC food bank, as well as pocket change for donations to SAC’s brand new initiative: Loonies and Toonies for Nourishing Minds.
Employee parking passes will be available for pick-up at the event. There will also be an opportunity to explore what’s new on campus by browsing displays set up by groups including the NC Toastmasters, Sustainability, and Research & Innovation.