Seafood Gala raises record amount

The Niagara College Foundation raised a record amount of $138,000 at its 20th Annual Seafood Gala, held April 3, 2009. More than 600 guests attended the event at the Grand Ballroom of the Fallsview Casino Resort.

The Ontario Trust for Student Support program will match every dollar raised increasing the total to $275,000, which will be added to the College’s endowment fund for scholarships and bursaries.

“This was the most successful Seafood Gala ever – it is a testament to the important role the College plays within Niagara in such challenging economic times. We thank everyone for their support,” said Sean Kennedy, CEO of the Niagara College Foundation and Vice President of Student and Community Relations for Niagara College.

Sponsors included the Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Cares, Aquicon Construction, aTRM Architects Tillman, Ruth, Mocellin, KPMG, TD Commercial Banking, Sodexo, Pinders Security Products, Ricoh Canada, Telecon Datvox Cabling Solutions and Telus.

Gala Chairperson, Rachel Delaney, led the Seafood Gala committee in creating an atmosphere with a spectacular seafood buffet, live entertainment from Lesley Pike, Kenny V, and James Doolin and the Mob, a live auction and a special 20th Anniversary raffle.

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For more information, contact:

Gordon Hunchak
Director, Marketing & Communications
905-735-2211 ext. 7567 (office)
905-650-7820 (cell)
ghunchak@niagaracollege.ca

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