Northern College to Host 25th Annual Awareness Day

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TIMMINS, ON: Northern College Timmins Campus is preparing to host its 25th annual Awareness Day on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. A longstanding Northern College tradition, Awareness Day aims to give students and members of the public a deeper understanding of some of the challenges and difficulties that many individuals face. Beating the Odds has been chosen as this year’s theme. This theme reflects the philosophy that with determination, obstacles can be overcome on the path to success.

Awareness Day activities at the Timmins Campus will begin with opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. which will be followed by the highly-anticipated annual wheelchair rally. Members of the public are invited to register for the wheelchair rally in teams of four by calling Monique Fortin at 705.235.3211 ext. 2103 or Shanna Lecuyer at 705.235.3211 ext. 2272. Closing ceremonies and an award presentation will be held at 12:30 p.m.

“Awareness Day is an important tradition that reflects our commitment to making post-secondary education accessible and equitable,” said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for members of our community to learn about our advising team, Accessibility Services and the support, innovative teaching methods and personalized learning strategies that are part of the Northern experience. We hope attendees take home the message that anyone can achieve tremendous success, and that disabilities do not have to be a barrier to achieving one’s personal, educational or career goals.”

As part of Awareness Day activities, Northern has invited special guest speaker Lesley Andrew to host a personal and professional development session titled Beating the Odds: Taking Responsibility for Personal Growth and Change, Overcoming Obstacles, Facing Fears and Attaining Goals. Andrew’s presentation will be open to the public at a cost of $25 per attendee. It will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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Media Contact:

Crystal Bresson
Manager, Marketing and Communications
705.235.3211 ext. 2253
bressonc@northern.on.ca