Boys and Girls Club of Niagara thanks Broadcasting students


BRTF Television Production students (from left) Tim Williamson, Jake Rice, Eric VonHunnis, Heather Eaton, Ethan Carson receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara on February 28.

On February 28, five third-year students from NC’s Broadcasting – Radio, TV and Film program were guests of honour at a Boys and Girls Club of Niagara board meeting.

The students were thanked for creating a promotional video for the BGCN. The video, A Good Place to Be, was produced as part of a third-year Television Production project that sees students create high-quality videos for local non-profit organizations, to help with recruitment, promotion, information, training or fundraising. Crew members included Ethan Carson, Heather Eaton, Tim Williamson, Jake Rice and Eric VonHunnis.

The video was unveiled by the BGCN in January at its Champions for Children Gala where Niagara College was recognized for several initiatives to support children and youth in the region.

BRTF students (holding certificates from left) Eric VonHunnis, Ethan Carson, Heather Eaton, Jake Rice, and Tim Williamson) are pictured with BGCN board members at a meeting February 28. Among BGCN board members pictured is Rob Walters (standing, left), NC’s special advisor to Dan Patterson.

“Creating this video for the BGCN was an excellent real-world experience for our Broadcasting students,” said BRTF professor Bill Boehlen.  “We enjoy creating short videos for local non-profit organizations and allowing our students to use their talent and expertise to work with groups in the community. ”

Ethan Carson, one of the students involved with the video, noted that working on the video was a fun project as well as a valuable learning experience.

“It was a lot of fun to work with the BNGC. Everyone there was so passionate about the work they were doing,” he said. “We learned about how to deal with people and all that goes into filming a company.”

He also noted that he was happy about the response the video has had in the community.

“It warms my heart,” he said.  “I couldn’t be more proud of my team and what we accomplished for the Boys and Girls Club. “

View related article from January 22:  Niagara College among those recognized by Boys and Girls Club of Niagara

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