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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, there is a way for you to get involved and help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s colleges.

We are planning a series of local and province wide events that will help tell the story of where we’ve come from and – more importantly – celebrate where we’re going on this amazing journey that all started 50 years ago.

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 2 French speaking colleges!

  • 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: June 9, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise

Loyalist College ( View Event Location )

Board the Island Star for a three-hour evening cruise around the Bay of Quinte while you enjoy music and cocktails. Registration is limited to the first 130 people. Cost: $70 per person (tax included). Registration deadline is May 19, 2017.

June 9, 2017 18:30 June 9, 2017 22:00 America/Toronto Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise Board the Island Star for a three-hour evening cruise around the Bay of Quinte while you enjoy music and cocktails. Registration is limited to the first 130 people. Cost: $70 per person (tax included). Registration deadline is May 19, 2017. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Meyers+Pier/@44.1539653,-77.3779207,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d62fff3d1f8c97:0x6ccb0f926157ba5a!8m2!3d44.1539615!4d-77.3757267 Loyalist College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: June 10, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Family Fun Day

Loyalist College ( View Event Location )

Enjoy a day of fun family activities at the Loyalist track field. This is a free event featuring a dunk tank, petting zoo, bouncy castles, games and more! Register here: http://www.loyalistcollege.com/50th-anniversary-family-fun-day/

June 10, 2017 10:00 June 10, 2017 15:00 America/Toronto Family Fun Day Enjoy a day of fun family activities at the Loyalist track field. This is a free event featuring a dunk tank, petting zoo, bouncy castles, games and more! Register here: http://www.loyalistcollege.com/50th-anniversary-family-fun-day/ https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Loyalist+College/@44.1557548,-77.431896,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d624d357701a13:0xd9b1fdaa6e8ffb2f!8m2!3d44.155751!4d-77.429702 Loyalist College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: September 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Amazing 50 Campus Tour – Fanshawe

Fanshawe College ( View Event Location )

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

Fanshawe College ( View Event Location )

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: June 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Algonquin College Spring Convocation June 19-21

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The Algonquin College Spring Convocation ceremonies for 2017 will be held from June 19 to June 21, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. We will be holding a special unveiling to commemorate Algonquin College's 50th anniversary.

June 19, 2017 09:00 June 19, 2017 18:00 America/Toronto Algonquin College Spring Convocation June 19-21 The Algonquin College Spring Convocation ceremonies for 2017 will be held from June 19 to June 21, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. We will be holding a special unveiling to commemorate Algonquin College's 50th anniversary. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Canadian+Tire+Centre/@45.2969151,-75.9290117,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cd200887f449a1b:0xa64f6ac417f319f1!8m2!3d45.2969151!4d-75.926823 Algonquin College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: June 12, 2017
  • Time: TBA –

Centennial College Convocation Week June 12 to June 16

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The Centennial College Convocation ceremonies for 2017 will be held from June 12 to June 16 at the Progress Campus.

June 12, 2017 00:00 June 12, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto Centennial College Convocation Week June 12 to June 16 The Centennial College Convocation ceremonies for 2017 will be held from June 12 to June 16 at the Progress Campus. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Centennial+College/@43.785433,-79.2286477,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d4d0f21fd9078f:0x46e3fe92c0cd2b18!8m2!3d43.785433!4d-79.226459 Centennial College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: June 12, 2017
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Post-Secondary Education in the 21st Century – Ken Coates

Conestoga College ( View Event Location )

Live streamed keynote speaker for E3 conference.

June 12, 2017 13:30 June 12, 2017 14:30 America/Toronto Post-Secondary Education in the 21st Century – Ken Coates Live streamed keynote speaker for E3 conference. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Conestoga+College+-+Cambridge+Campus/@43.3907009,-80.4258605,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd5e712873de8af2d!8m2!3d43.3868364!4d-80.3982496?hl=en Conestoga 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

All Colleges ( View Event Location )

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: June 10, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 PM –

Convocation

Lambton College ( View Event Location )

Students who have completed their program cross the stage in celebration of their educational success.

June 10, 2017 14:00 June 10, 2017 00:00 America/Toronto Convocation Students who have completed their program cross the stage in celebration of their educational success. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Progressive+Auto+Sales+Arena/@42.977364,-82.3499107,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88258373a4a07ad3:0xb6fd91076eecf1dd!8m2!3d42.977364!4d-82.347722 Lambton College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: October 12, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 AM –

Alumni Day

Lambton College ( View Event Location )

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 17, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Road Trip!

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That’s right, we’re hitting the road with a mobile exhibit that showcases all the great things our colleges have brought to the province. The road trip begins September 7. Stay tuned for details of when the tour rolls onto a campus near you in the fall of 2017.

September 17, 2016 12:00 September 17, 2016 17:00 America/Toronto Road Trip! That’s right, we’re hitting the road with a mobile exhibit that showcases all the great things our colleges have brought to the province. The road trip begins September 7. Stay tuned for details of when the tour rolls onto a campus near you in the fall of 2017. All Colleges luke@starwars.com