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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
    Gordon Willey building
    2000 Simcoe Street, Oshawa
    12:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Saturday September 9, 2017
    MOHAWK COLLEGE
    In front of the August 8 Restaurant Plaza
    Wilson St. & James St., Hamilton
    11:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Monday September 11, 2017
    NORTHERN COLLEGE
    4715 Highway 101 East, South Porcupine
    11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Wednesday September 13, 2017
    CONFEDERATION COLLEGE
    Shuniah Student Lounge – Thunder Bay Campus
    1450 Nakina Dr., Thunder Bay
    10:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Friday September 15, 2017
    SAULT COLLEGE
    Outside Building F
    443 Northern Ave E., Sault Ste. Marie
    2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Monday September 18, 2017
    CAMBRIAN COLLEGE
    Barrydowne Campus Main Entrance
    1400 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury
    10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday September 19, 2017
    COLLÈGE BORÉAL
    New Sudbury Shopping Centre
    1349 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury
    9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday September 20, 2017
    CANADORE COLLEGE
    Canadore College Commerce Court Campus
    60 Commerce Crescent, North Bay
    11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Saturday September 23, 2017
    ALGONQUIN COLLEGE
    Student Commons (outside of E Building)
    1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean
    9:30AM – 1:00PM
  • Monday September 25, 2017
    COLLÈGE LA CITÉ
    801 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa
    10:30AM – 1:30PM
  • Wednesday September 27, 2017
    LOYALIST COLLEGE
    Skills Centre
    376 Wallbridge-Loyalist, Belleville
    11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Thursday September 28, 2017
    FLEMING COLLEGE
    Frost Campus – 200 Albert St S., Lindsay
    10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Friday September 29, 2017
    FANSHAWE COLLEGE
    Outside Building A
    1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, London
    11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Monday October 2, 2017
    SHERIDAN COLLEGE
    Outside S/J Wing
    Trafalger Campus
    1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville
    11:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Wednesday October 4, 2017
    NIAGARA COLLEGE
    100 Niagara College Blvd., Welland
    10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Thursday October 5, 2017
    CONESTOGA COLLEGE
    Conestoga Student Recreation Centre
    299 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener
    10:30AM – 2:30PM
  • Wednesday October 11, 2017
    ST. CLAIR COLLEGE
    Parking Lot L
    2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor
    10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Friday October 13, 2017
    LAMBTON COLLEGE
    Parking Lot D
    1457 London Rd., Sarnia
    4:00PM – 7:15PM

Due to the labour disruption at Ontario’s colleges, some scheduled events have been cancelled. The events may be rescheduled at a later date.

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: November 8, 2017
  • Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Humber at 50: A Celebration Through Music

Humber College ( View Event Location )

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning - Koerner Hall. Celebrate Humber’s 50th Anniversary with a spectacular concert featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians. Hosted by the legendary preeminent jazz broadcaster, Ross Porter, guests will enjoy performances from the Humber Faculty Big Band directed by renowned bandleader and trumpeter, Denny Christianson, featuring Juno-winning saxophonist, Pat LaBarbera, one of the world’s finest trombone players, Al Kay and with special guest, Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling. Performances will also feature Rik Emmett, celebrated guitarist of Triumph; Laila Biali, award-winning pianist and vocalist; and Rich Brown’s rinsethealgorithm with Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis and Luis Deniz. For tickets call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/concerts. For more information, visit www.humber.ca/humberat50concert

November 8, 2017 20:00 November 8, 2017 22:00 America/Toronto Humber at 50: A Celebration Through Music TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning - Koerner Hall. Celebrate Humber’s 50th Anniversary with a spectacular concert featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians. Hosted by the legendary preeminent jazz broadcaster, Ross Porter, guests will enjoy performances from the Humber Faculty Big Band directed by renowned bandleader and trumpeter, Denny Christianson, featuring Juno-winning saxophonist, Pat LaBarbera, one of the world’s finest trombone players, Al Kay and with special guest, Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling. Performances will also feature Rik Emmett, celebrated guitarist of Triumph; Laila Biali, award-winning pianist and vocalist; and Rich Brown’s rinsethealgorithm with Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis and Luis Deniz. For tickets call 416-408-0208 or visit rcmusic.com/concerts. For more information, visit www.humber.ca/humberat50concert https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Koerner+Hall/@43.6676717,-79.3983609,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b34bc9c4b1ad9:0x183cfcf980634c7b!8m2!3d43.6676717!4d-79.3961722 Humber College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 23, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10 year Anniversary of signing Talloires declaration

Algonquin College ( View Event Location )

Save the Date! 10 year Anniversary of signing Talloires declaration.

November 23, 2017 08:00 November 23, 2017 16:00 America/Toronto 10 year Anniversary of signing Talloires declaration Save the Date! 10 year Anniversary of signing Talloires declaration. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Algonquin+College/@45.3483057,-75.7562402,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce071ee7d7f997:0x5547a440a81b0550!8m2!3d45.3483057!4d-75.7562402 Algonquin College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

50th Anniversary Trivia Night

Algonquin College ( View Event Location )

Save the Date! November 15 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm algonquincollege50trivianight.eventbrite.ca

November 15, 2017 17:00 November 15, 2017 21:00 America/Toronto 50th Anniversary Trivia Night Save the Date! November 15 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm algonquincollege50trivianight.eventbrite.ca https://www.bing.com/maps?&ty=18&q=Algonquin%20College&satid=id.sid%3a2c1d47ed-077b-db1e-da89-d1f5b39412a7&mb=45.34919733407225~-75.76951217651361~45.34467311996243~-75.74925613403314&ppois=45.3469352722168_-75.7593841552734_Algonquin%20College_~&cp=45.3469352722168~-75.7593841552734&v=2&sV=1&style=r&trfc=&lvl=15 Algonquin College luke@starwars.com
  • Date: November 16, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition

Algonquin College ( View Event Location )

Join us in the nation’s capital to CELEBRATE 2017 with the prestigious Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition showcasing top marketing students in our province. Join us in November 2017 to take part in the festivities commemorating Canada’s 150th, Algonquin College’s 50th and the golden anniversary of the Ontario Colleges’ system.

November 16, 2017 09:00 November 16, 2017 16:00 America/Toronto Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition Join us in the nation’s capital to CELEBRATE 2017 with the prestigious Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition showcasing top marketing students in our province. Join us in November 2017 to take part in the festivities commemorating Canada’s 150th, Algonquin College’s 50th and the golden anniversary of the Ontario Colleges’ system. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Algonquin+College/@45.3483057,-75.7562402,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce071ee7d7f997:0x5547a440a81b0550!8m2!3d45.3483057!4d-75.7562402 Algonquin College luke@starwars.com
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  • Date: November 29, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

George Brown College ( View Event Location )

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: 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