Niagara College Student Council gives back to the social side of O-Week


O-Week gets a $50,000 boost from NCSAC. Pictured in the back row are (from left): Liam Fitzsimons, Tom Price, Ryan Krafft and Artem Mekshun. Pictured in the front row (from left) are: Chelsea Mizzi, Diana Nikanovich, Vineet Bhatia, Ryan Huckla, Aman Arora, Marilia Fructuoso Machado Welter and Ceren Camoglu.

Orientation Week at Niagara College is getting a huge boost, and opening its doors to the community.

The Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) is dedicating an additional $50,000 this year to enhance the social side of the September ‘O-Week’ festivities.

“College life is so much more than the textbooks and classrooms,” said NCSAC President Ryan Huckla. “The social side of it is so important. That is what we wanted to give back to, and ultimately enhance!”

A major highlight of this year’s events is the SAC Carnival and Vendor Fair. With over 15 different local vendors, including Country 89.9 and Z103.5, the goal is to integrate the community with the students, and ultimately Niagara College. The carnival will also feature a giant Ferris wheel, inflatables, and lots of giveaways.

The carnival will take place at the Welland Campus on September 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“This will be a chance for students, residents of the community, and staff of Niagara College to join together and celebrate,” said Huckla. “I’m looking forward to capping off our first week of another great year here at Niagara College!”

NCSAC, in partnership with Niagara College, will be doing a number of other events starting on September 2, when students begin moving into residence.

NCSAC chose the monetary value of $50K in honour of the College’s 50th anniversary this year.

The NCSAC is a non-profit association that represents over 10, 000 students that attend Niagara College. They are located at  the Welland and NOTL campuses.

-Submitted by the Niagara College Student Administrative Council

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