Niagara College students to unveil Upper Deck Youth Centre renovations

After three months of hard work and dedication students from Niagara College will unveil renovations to the Upper Deck Youth Centre in Vineland.

 A reveal day street festival will be held Saturday April 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the conclusion of this year’s Many Hands Project.The project involves students from the College’s Construction Studies and Event Management programs who plan develop coordinate and execute the renovation of a local non-profit organization each year. The College’s construction students began renovating the Upper Deck Youth Centre in January 2014 while Event Management students have held five fundraising events to support the initiative.

 The Reveal Day event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as speeches by representatives from The Upper Deck Youth Centre Niagara College the Town of Lincoln and lead sponsor Canadian Tire Financial Services. The street festival will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including carnival games an inflatable obstacle course and a gently used clothing sale.

 The Many Hands Project was developed by Niagara College faculty to provide students in the Event Management and Construction Studies programs with hands-on learning experience in their respective fields of study. Since 1998 the Many Hands Project has supported not-for-profit organizations through renovation and landscaping projects which enhance program and service delivery.

 The Upper Deck Youth Centre is the recipient of the 17th annual Many Hands project. The Upper Deck Youth Centre is an inclusive facility that provides a welcoming environment for young people where they can receive assistance interact with other young people and be mentored by trained adults who help them reach their full potential.

Niagara College offers more than 111 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit


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For more information contact:


Shelley Merlo

Coordinator Event Management Program

111-641-1152 ext. 4233

[email protected]