NC stands strong for Humboldt


Members of the College's executive team showed their support for victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy by wearing their jerseys on April 13 including (from left) Steve Hudson (VP Academic and Learner Services), Greg Medulun (VP External Relations), Pam Skinner (VP Corporate Services), Sean Kennedy (VP international), Dan Patterson (president), Dave Taylor (associate VP Academic and Learner Services), Marc Nantel (associate VP Research & Innovation), and Rob Walters (senior advisor to the president)

Niagara College is Humboldt strong.

The College has donated $1,605 to the Humboldt Broncos Go Fund Me page in support of victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

More than $1,300 was raised by Bench-to-Go fundraiser from April 10 to 13, donating proceeds from treat sales and hot entrees to the GoFundMe page. A donation jar was also placed on site.

β€œBenchmark and Bench To Go wanted to find a successful way to support this community, and we pulled together some coloured donuts, cookies and treats with 100% of the proceeds going back to their community, as well as $1 from all of our hot entrΓ©es,” said Scott.Β  β€œIt is so important to support a small town community, and it is really amazing to see the outpouring of love and support from around the world. This is our small part in giving back.”

On the evening of April 13, more than $200 in donations for the cause was collected at the Welland Campus during a speaking event featuring handwriting analyst Jamie Mason Cohen.

A donation jar was also placed at Bench-to-Go, as well as at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre, and the NC Teaching Brewery retail store which collected almost $90 in donations.

On April 12, the college community was encouraged to wear jerseys as a gesture of support for victims and families affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus accident and post photos on social media including the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt.

The sad news of the tragedy which took place in Saskatchewan on April 6 has been impacting residents across Canada and around the world, after a bus carrying players of the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey League team was struck by a semi-trailer truck, killing 15 people and injuring 14, with many in critical condition. Niagara College’s flags were lowered to half staff on April 9 in memory of the victims.

The Go Fund Me page has raised more than $13.6 million –far surpassing its $4 million goal – to support families and players impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

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