Tickets available for 29th Annual Seafood Gala

A message from the NC Foundation:

The Seafood Gala is Niagara College’s most successful annual fundraising event raising over $2.7 million in its 28-year history for equipment and learning resources, and scholarships and bursaries.

This premier event features a sumptuous seafood (and more) buffet prepared by the award-winning chefs of the Fallsview Casino Resort, accompanied by Niagara College wines. Guests enjoy an elegant evening filled with live entertainment, music, dancing and silent and live auctions valued at over $100,000. Supported by nearly 75 Niagara College students, this event is one not to be missed.

Please join us at the Niagara College’s 29th Annual Seafood Gala on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Fallsview Casino Resort Grand Hall in Niagara Falls.

Reception: 6 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Tickets: $250 per person | tables seat 10 (For specific staff rate see below)

Black tie optional | non-seafood options available

The Seafood Gala has consistently sold out for the past several years, so please don’t delay. There are a limited number of staff tickets available at a special rate of $200 per ticket (maximum of two tickets per staff member).  Each paid staff ticket will receive a $25 charitable tax receipt. To order tickets at the staff rate, please contact Alissa Trivieri at ext. 7551 or via email at atrivieri@niagaracollege.ca

We are looking forward to enjoying a wonderful evening with you.

For event details visit: www.niagaracollege.ca/seafoodgala

Contact

Joanne Cousineau

Development and Event Coordinator

Phone: 905-641-2252, ext. 7775

Email: jcousineau@niagaracollege.ca

 

 

 

Contact

Joanne Cousineau

Development and Event Coordinator

Phone: 905-641-2252, ext. 7775
Email: jcousineau@niagaracollege.ca

Former scholarship recipient gives back

A woman with an education is unstoppable. That’s what award-winning entrepreneur Ashley Brown believes, and it’s why she makes it her mission to help empower women – or, more specifically, help them empower themselves to rise.

Since she graduated from Niagara College’s Business Administration – Operations Management (Co-op) program in 2009, Brown has risen up in her own right. As the owner and artistic director of She Implements, she helps entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level by providing unique, cutting edge virtual business support.

Her work has earned her a 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award from The Business Link Niagara. She was also a finalist at this year’s Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Awards in the Emerging Business category.

Getting to where she is today however, hasn’t been easy for Brown. She enrolled in Niagara College’s Business Administration – Operations Management (Co-op) program as a mature student at the age of 24 with a three-month-old baby girl at home. “I knew I wanted to have a better life and be able to tell my daughter that no life situations can stop you from reaching your goals,” she said.

While she was thankful for the support of her husband who could cover basic household costs and for the ability to afford childcare, investing in her future came with financial constraints. With a baby at home, she wasn’t able to take on a job in addition to her studies. As a mature student, her parents weren’t footing the bill for her education. For Brown, receiving a scholarship “was a blessing.”

“I can honestly say that I would not have been able to start college without the financial assistance I received,” she said. “It helped curb the costs of tuition and allowed me to purchase my books to get started. It bridged the gap between OSAP and the balance I needed to make it in the doors.”

Brown now uses the skills she acquired in her classes at Niagara College to run her business. Combining her education with “hustle, ambition and action” has helped her design the life she desires – one that enables her to work from home while raising three children.

She finds it extremely rewarding to work with other entrepreneurs as she assists them with planning and implementing their growth strategies. “I get the pleasure of taking action and helping others rise daily,” she said. “I enjoy that I am able to give back and live my life to its higher purpose of helping women empower themselves to create a bigger impact on the world.”

One of the founding principles that Brown has built into her company is one that is personally meaningful to her: education support. She does this through the She Implements scholarship fund – making a yearly commitment to help mature women attend post-secondary education.

“I believe financial assistance is so important,” she said. “It removes a restraint for people who are trying to better their lives.”