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Traill's First College Dinner of the Year a Success

BBQ Attracts Over Two Hundred Students; $250 Raised for Trent Gives

On Thursday, September 4th Catharine Parr Traill College had its first college event of the year.  The dinner, a BBQ served by BE Catering, was held in the main court yard of the college and attracted over two hundred graduate students with their families.  College scarves were also handed out to those who did not receive them at an event earlier in the week.  Some undergraduates were also in attendance including the Trent Gives 2014 co-chairs Meinaista Fanous and Zachary Kramer.

Trent Graduate Students’ President Rathika Balthasar nominated Traill College principal Dr. Michael Eamon to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Eamon decided to accept the challenge with a twist, changing the charity to the Trent Gives 2014’s Youth Emergency Shelter (Y.E.S.).   “I am making my ALS challenge a Y.E.S. challenge today,” Eamon explained.  “I acknowledge and understand how ALS has touched the lives of several people in the Trent community. Recently, the President and many others have assisted in helping this important cause.  For my challenge, I think it is important to diversify the generosity of Trent students in a way that shows Traill’s support for our undergraduates as well as the downtown community in which we are situated.  Y.E.S.’s work with marginalized youth in our community is very important and also deserving of our attention.” In the end, over $250 was raised for Y.E.S. and footage of the event can be seen on the Trent Graduate Students’ Association Facebook page.

Later in the evening, the Trent Graduate Students’ Association with the Trent Film Society hosted an open air movie night where movies were projected on the west wall of Scott House.

For more information on future Traill College events, please contact Dr. Michael Eamon at michaeleamon@trentu.ca.

Posted on September 9, 2014