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Holland College Steppers and Trekkers raise money for cancer research

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Steppers win again in the CIBC Run for the Cure

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Every year, the Holland College Steppers take part in the CIBC Run for the Cure.  Throughout the year, they continue to raise funds with a variety of activities, including bake sales, barbeques, theme lunches, and plant sales. The goal is to raise money for breast cancer research, but the events are never sombre. The Holland College Steppers, led by retiree Barbara Henry, work hard to make sure their events are fun!

The team was founded back in 2006, and this year, for the fifth year in a row, the Steppers received the CIBC Corporate Spirit Award, presented to the corporate team that raises the most money.  

Since the team’s first steps five years ago, they have raised $11,800 for the Run for the Cure, and they’re already planning their fund raising efforts for the upcoming year, starting with  the Merry Christmas Penny Auction taking place the evening of November 18th.

Barbara attributes the success of the Steppers is as much to the credit of Holland College staff as to members of the team.

“Yes, the Holland College Steppers work hard to raise the money we do; though all our work would be in vain without the wonderful, wonderful support we receive from the college community,” she said.

Trekkers reunite for Terry Fox anniversary run

The Holland College Trekkers formed in 2005 to participate in the 25th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run, this year, they reunited to take part in the 30th anniversary run, raising more than $2,170 for the Terry Fox Foundation in the process. In total, about 70 staff participated in the run.

I did a news story last month about one staff member, Doug Kelly, who participated with his wife, Laurie, and their four children. Doug proposed to Laurie on the first ever run across the Confederation Bridge back in 1997, so the couple thought it would be fun to run again, this time with their children.

Written by Sara Underwood

October 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Our most successful orientation ever!

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More than 1,000 new Holland College students flooded into the Charlottetown Civic Centre earlier this month for a combined all-day orientation event dubbed Holland College Carnival. It was a fun-filled opportunity for students to get to know each other, find out more about the college, and to meet some of the staff. There were also some great prizes.

Written by Sara Underwood

October 8, 2010 at 11:47 am

Posted in Staff, Students