Hollywood came to Pembroke on Sunday, February 27 along with many Algonquin College supporters. The fundraiser for the new campus project brought in over $20,000 through donations, sponsorships and activities held during the evening.
In addition, Algonquin College was also presented with a cheque of $100,000 by the RBC Foundation for the three campuses—Woodroffe, Perth, and Pembroke. Of that generous donation, $25,000 is allocated for Renaissance Square, the new Ottawa Valley Campus.
Pembroke Campus Dean Karen Davies greeted guests as they were announced on the red carpet and Jamie Bramburger emceed the event. Some of the Woodroffe staff who attended “A Night at the Oscars” included Deborah Rowan-Legg, Brenda Rothwell, and Gerry Barker. Jock Climie, Max Keeping, and Dawn Dube welcomed and interviewed guests as they arrived. Some of the “fantasy” stars included Elvis and Priscilla, Lucille Ball, Cher, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
Guests enjoyed a number of activities during the evening including a movie trivia quiz, glamour photos, an Oscar pool, casino games, live entertainment, delicious food, and full Oscar coverage in The Brick. Great prizes were an added attraction and included a trip to the Calgary Stampede and a 3D television package.
TVCOGECO will be producing a 30-minute show of the event which will feature testimonials from a number of Algonquin College supporters. A short clip of the event can be seen at this link: http://www.tvcogeco.com/pembroke/gallery/event-vidpics/3636-the-oscars