CORNER BROOK As the city's first pan-campus initiative draws closer, event organizers are continuing to reach out to all post-secondary students in the city to make them aware of Campus City Connect.
All students who attend post-secondary school in Corner Brook will be welcomed Sept. 5-7 through an all-encompassing orientation initiative of the recently formed Campus City Committee.
On Sept. 5, The Western Star City Connects, a business and volunteer fair, will take place at Margaret Bowater Park.
Charles Pender, director of alumni affairs and development at Grenfell Campus, says organizers are inviting businesses to join them at the fair and connect with students who potentially could be employees.
The fair will also serve to show students what services are available to them, as well as to feature possible volunteering opportunities, he said.
On Sept. 6, a drive-in movie will be shown on the lower level parking lot of the Pepsi Centre. On a massive inflatable screen, students can view "The Avengers" from the comfort of their cars or lawn chairs.
The final event is A Rockin' Time, a community concert sponsored by RBC that will take place at the Pepsi Centre on Sept.7.
The concert will feature Andrew James O'Brien, The Navigators, Goldwithy and Sherman Downey and the Silver Lining, among other acts.
Campus City Connect is just one initiative of the Campus City Committee. The committee is a voluntary organization of Corner Brook's three post-secondary institutions — Grenfell Campus, College of the North Atlantic and Academy Canada — and the City of Corner Brook.
The goal of the committee, said a prepared release, is to transform Corner Brook into the "campus city" of choice for students pursuing post-secondary education through the fostering of a better understanding of the role the post-secondary institutions play in the economic, social and cultural fabric of the City of Corner Brook and western region.
"The objectives of the (committee) are simple: bring more students to Corner Brook and to make them feel welcome while they study here," said Pender.
"These goals will be achieved through connecting students with Corner Brook's business community, increasing social and economic activities in the community and creating initiatives that meet the needs of post-secondary education students throughout the year."