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A Celebration for Everybody

Maybe you are an alumnus who began your college journey back in 1967 or a current student looking ahead to what the future holds. Perhaps you are an educator or staff member helping the next generation get its start in Ontario’s rapidly evolving workforce. Or maybe you just live within a broader college community and get the feeling that something amazing is going on close to you.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, you will want to check out the Amazing 50 campus tour that’s coming to a college campus near you this fall.

Each of Ontario’s 24 colleges will host a day-time event with activities celebrating the amazing things they’ve accomplished and how they are preparing for an incredible future in education. A highlight of each celebration will be the Amazing 50 interactive trailer.

The trailer will tour Ontario, making stops at each college along the way. Inside the trailer, visitors can:

  • Learn about the amazing things that have happened over the last 50 years.
  • See how college leadership is making a difference at home and around the world.
  • Explore how colleges are making important contributions to environmental sustainability.
  • Cast a vote to select a winner for the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.
  • Take the amazing facts pop quiz.
  • And more.

Check the itinerary below for details on when the celebration will be rolling through a campus near you.

  • Friday September 8 2017
    DURHAM COLLEGE (Oshawa)
  • Saturday September 9, 2017
    MOHAWK COLLEGE (Hamilton)
  • Monday September 11, 2017
    NORTHERN COLLEGE (Timmins)
  • Wednesday September 13, 2017
    CONFEDERATION COLLEGE (Thunder Bay)
  • Friday September 15, 2017
    SAULT COLLEGE (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • Monday September 18, 2017
    CAMBRIAN COLLEGE (Sudbury)
  • Tuesday September 19, 2017
    COLLÈGE BORÉAL (Sudbury)
  • Wednesday September 20, 2017
    CANADORE COLLEGE (North Bay)
  • Saturday September 23, 2017
    ALGONQUIN COLLEGE (Ottawa)
  • Monday September 25, 2017
    COLLÈGE LA CITÉ (Ottawa)
  • Wednesday September 27, 2017
    LOYALIST COLLEGE (Belleville)
  • Thursday September 28, 2017
    FLEMING COLLEGE (Peterbrough)
  • Friday September 29, 2017
    FANSHAWE COLLEGE (London)
  • Monday October 2, 2017
    SHERIDAN COLLEGE (Oakville)
  • Wednesday October 4, 2017
    NIAGARA COLLEGE (Welland)
  • Thursday October 5, 2017
    CONESTOGA COLLEGE (Kitchener)
  • Wednesday October 11, 2017
    ST. CLAIR COLLEGE (Windsor)
  • Friday October 13, 2017
    LAMBTON COLLEGE (Sarnia)
  • Monday October 16, 2017
    HUMBER COLLEGE (Toronto)
  • Tuesday October 17, 2017
    SENECA COLLEGE (Toronto)
  • Wednesday October 18, 2017
    CENTENNIAL COLLEGE (Toronto)
  • Thursday October 19, 2017
    GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE (Toronto – St. James Campus)
  • Friday October 27, 2017
    GEORGIAN COLLEGE (Barrie)
  • Friday November 3, 2017
    ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE (Kingston)

In addition to the Amazing50 campus tour, many of our colleges are planning other events to celebrate this milestone anniversary.

Check out some highlights of what we are planning below – visit us often for updates, and stay tuned to what’s coming up across Ontario by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Have an idea for the celebration? Don’t be shy – contact us and share your thoughts on how we can recognize where Ontario’s colleges have come from and where they are going.

Let’s celebrate the Start of Something Amazing together.

There’s more where these came from. CLICK HERE to view events happening at our two French-language colleges!

  • Date: September 29, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM –

George Brown College’s 50th Athletics Homecoming

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Celebrating 50 years of Athletics at George Brown College, including a special edition of #GBConnect - Beyond the Bench. A casual Friday night social featuring spotlight interviews with Canadian sports industry personalities.

September 29, 2017 19:00 September 29, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto George Brown College’s 50th Athletics Homecoming Celebrating 50 years of Athletics at George Brown College, including a special edition of #GBConnect - Beyond the Bench. A casual Friday night social featuring spotlight interviews with Canadian sports industry personalities. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Main+Map+of+Casa+Loma+Campus,+160+Kendal+Ave,+Toronto,+ON+M5R+1M3/@43.6759454,-79.4126769,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b349c7cbfcbef:0x2b0ca093b945bfc1!8m2!3d43.6757061!4d-79.4107795 George Brown College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: September 8, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – Sept. 10 2017

Durham College 50th Anniversary Homecoming

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This September, come home to DC! Calling all members of the Durham College (DC) family! DC wants you to join the party as we continue our 50th anniversary celebration with Homecoming Weekend this September. See you there! For tickets, more information and FAQs please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/durham-college-50th-anniversary-homecoming-2017-tickets-32333809294

September 8, 2017 12:00 September 8, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto Durham College 50th Anniversary Homecoming This September, come home to DC! Calling all members of the Durham College (DC) family! DC wants you to join the party as we continue our 50th anniversary celebration with Homecoming Weekend this September. See you there! For tickets, more information and FAQs please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/durham-college-50th-anniversary-homecoming-2017-tickets-32333809294 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/durham-college-50th-anniversary-homecoming-2017-tickets-32333809294 Durham CollegeEvents luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 29, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Big Splash: George Brown College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Since 1967, George Brown College has been the place to start something amazing. Please join us for a 50th anniversary event at Ripley's Aquarium. In honour of this milestone, we invite you to enjoy an evening of celebration, lasting George Brown connections and entertainment featuring Canadian, singer, songerwriter and producer, Karl Wolf. Let's make waves!

November 29, 2017 19:00 November 29, 2017 23:00 America/Toronto The Big Splash: George Brown College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Since 1967, George Brown College has been the place to start something amazing. Please join us for a 50th anniversary event at Ripley's Aquarium. In honour of this milestone, we invite you to enjoy an evening of celebration, lasting George Brown connections and entertainment featuring Canadian, singer, songerwriter and producer, Karl Wolf. Let's make waves! https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/ George Brown College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: July 15, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Alumni Days Brockville Campus St. Lawrence College

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St. Lawrence College is celebrating 50 years. To honour this important milestone, we are inviting back all of our Alumni for a full day of celebration at our campuses. Did you graduate from St. Lawrence College? Then you don’t want to miss our Alumni Days happening this summer. It’s time to start something amazing.

July 15, 2017 09:00 July 15, 2017 16:00 America/Toronto Alumni Days Brockville Campus St. Lawrence College St. Lawrence College is celebrating 50 years. To honour this important milestone, we are inviting back all of our Alumni for a full day of celebration at our campuses. Did you graduate from St. Lawrence College? Then you don’t want to miss our Alumni Days happening this summer. It’s time to start something amazing. http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/give/alumni-friends/alumni-home/alumni-50/ St. Lawrence College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: September 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Amazing 50 Campus Tour – Fanshawe

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Celebratory atmosphere 1967 Selfie photo area BBQ for students and guests Congratulations and Remarks from notable people Engagement of all college constituents and supporters Pop-up bookstore with 50th branded items Self-directed campus tours

September 29, 2017 10:00 September 29, 2017 14:00 America/Toronto Amazing 50 Campus Tour – Fanshawe Celebratory atmosphere 1967 Selfie photo area BBQ for students and guests Congratulations and Remarks from notable people Engagement of all college constituents and supporters Pop-up bookstore with 50th branded items Self-directed campus tours TBD Fanshawe College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fanshawe at 50: Live in Concert

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Two amazing Canadian artists, one unforgettable night, in a private event for Fanshawe students, staff, alumni and retirees! Tickets are on sale now to Fanshawe College students, alumni, staff and retirees. A Fanshawe connection is the only way into the biggest event in Fanshawe's history.

September 9, 2017 18:30 September 9, 2017 23:00 America/Toronto Fanshawe at 50: Live in Concert Two amazing Canadian artists, one unforgettable night, in a private event for Fanshawe students, staff, alumni and retirees! Tickets are on sale now to Fanshawe College students, alumni, staff and retirees. A Fanshawe connection is the only way into the biggest event in Fanshawe's history. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Budweiser+Gardens/@42.9825077,-81.2546145,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x882ef21d894bb7e9:0x9592cf1b3f4feda1!8m2!3d42.9825077!4d-81.2524205 Fanshawe College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: October 5, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Amazing50 Campus Tour – Conestoga

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• Celebratory atmosphere - 1967 Selfie photo area - BBQ for students and guests - Congratulations and Remarks from notable people - Engagement of all college constituents and supporters - Pop-up bookstore with 50th branded items - Self-directed campus tours

October 5, 2017 10:30 October 5, 2017 14:30 America/Toronto Amazing50 Campus Tour – Conestoga • Celebratory atmosphere - 1967 Selfie photo area - BBQ for students and guests - Congratulations and Remarks from notable people - Engagement of all college constituents and supporters - Pop-up bookstore with 50th branded items - Self-directed campus tours https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Conestoga+College/@43.3907219,-80.4081617,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b9018e9e89adf:0x2043c24369ede07e!8m2!3d43.390718!4d-80.405973?hl=en Conestoga College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 27, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Premier’s Awards

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Part of the Higher Education Summit conference, the Premier's Awards is an annual gala that celebrates Ontario's outstanding college graduates. The awards gala honours the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario. The Premier’s Awards recognize graduates in the following six categories – Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology. This year's event will take place on the evening of Monday, November 27, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

November 27, 2017 18:00 November 27, 2017 21:00 America/Toronto 2017 Premier’s Awards Part of the Higher Education Summit conference, the Premier's Awards is an annual gala that celebrates Ontario's outstanding college graduates. The awards gala honours the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario. The Premier’s Awards recognize graduates in the following six categories – Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology. This year's event will take place on the evening of Monday, November 27, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Sheraton+Centre+Toronto+Hotel/@43.651162,-79.384508,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1e2b42921937d216!8m2!3d43.651162!4d-79.384508 All Colleges luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 26, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM –

2017 Higher Education Summit

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As one of Canada's premier conferences on postsecondary education, the Higher Education Summit is an annual high-powered event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured remarks from world-renowned leaders and educators, and networking opportunities at the most senior level. The 2017 conference will take place on November 26 and 27 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. For more details, please visit www.highereducationsummit.ca

November 26, 2017 13:00 November 26, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto 2017 Higher Education Summit As one of Canada's premier conferences on postsecondary education, the Higher Education Summit is an annual high-powered event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. Highlights include featured remarks from world-renowned leaders and educators, and networking opportunities at the most senior level. The 2017 conference will take place on November 26 and 27 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. For more details, please visit www.highereducationsummit.ca https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Sheraton+Centre+Toronto+Hotel/@43.651162,-79.384508,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1e2b42921937d216!8m2!3d43.651162!4d-79.384508 All Colleges luke@starwars.com
  • Date: October 12, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 AM –

Alumni Day

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A day to introduce current Lambton College students to the Alumni Association.

October 12, 2017 11:30 October 12, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto Alumni Day A day to introduce current Lambton College students to the Alumni Association. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Lambton+College/@42.9755932,-82.3493877,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8825830ada06f7cb:0x8f33c2e6a2ccfad1!8m2!3d42.9755932!4d-82.347199 Lambton College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: September 21, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. –

Harvest Dinner

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DC students bring the college’s field-to-fork philosophy to life for community members at this annual event. Planned, produced and executed by students and faculty, this event is a showcase for DC’s culinary, events management, horticulture and hospitality programs and marks the culmination of countless hours spent in the CFF’s fields, labs, classrooms and kitchens. Funds raised from ticket sales for the event will be used to fund bursaries for students enrolled in CFF programs.

September 21, 2017 17:30 September 21, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto Harvest Dinner DC students bring the college’s field-to-fork philosophy to life for community members at this annual event. Planned, produced and executed by students and faculty, this event is a showcase for DC’s culinary, events management, horticulture and hospitality programs and marks the culmination of countless hours spent in the CFF’s fields, labs, classrooms and kitchens. Funds raised from ticket sales for the event will be used to fund bursaries for students enrolled in CFF programs. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Centre+for+Food+-+Durham+College/@43.8725324,-78.9051859,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d51d93849b419f:0x1e38804c357dc585!8m2!3d43.8725324!4d-78.9029972 Durham College luke@starwars.com