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Algonquin By the People For the People Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Montfort Discovers Everest Challenge

Written by Jennifer Daly-Cyr

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Help a hospital, and ultimately its patients, in need.I am about to embark on a journey that will help raise funds not only for our local Montfort Hospital, but also for the Lukla Hospital in Nepal. 

 I believe that, together, we can attain our collective goal of raising $250,000 to purchase a new Mobile C-Arm for the Montfort.

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Lights… Camera… Action! IT’S OSCAR NIGHT!

Oscar StatuetteHollywood 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:

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Supporting Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corp

Christmas AngelsFor the past 3 years, folks in the Centre for Organizational Learning (COL)  have happily chosen to support the Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation by purchasing Christmas gifts for the needy families whom the organization houses and supports.  During this season of giving, the COL team has pledged its support for 21 boys and girls between the ages of 1 and 10.

Emily Murphy Non-Profit opened its doors 20 years ago to provide housing and related support services for single mothers and their children.  In addition to the 38, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom stacked townhouses, the agency provides onsite counselling and referrals to other services, children’s groups, respite, Read more…

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