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NIAGARA COLLEGE SEAFOOD GALA RAISES OVER $200,000 TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS

The Niagara College 29th Annual Seafood Gala was held at the Fallsview Casino Resort on Friday, April 6th, with 645 guests in attendance. The evening began with a thrilling performance by Greg Frewin who magically made Dan Patterson appear in a box for a grand entrance.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters the event raised over $200,000 to support learning resources, equipment, scholarships and bursaries. This greatly enhances the College’s ability to offer financial aid to students and to provide a high quality, technology-rich learning environment to ensure they graduate ‘work ready’.

The highlight of the evening was an announcement by Dr. Dan Patterson of a $1 million gift from the Marotta Family. This generous donation is supporting the development of a new Innovation Complex at our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, which we are proud to name: the Marotta Family Innovation Complex. This new facility will enhance the College’s ability to support innovation in Niagara’s agricultural business sector.

Dr. Patterson also announced an additional $20,000 gift from Two Sisters Vineyards, owned by the Marotta family, to establish a Bursary Fund for students in our Culinary Innovation & Food Technology, Culinary Management, and Winery and Viticulture Technician programs.

We are very grateful to our presenting sponsor Fallsview Casino Resort, our Admiral sponsors Rankin Construction Inc. and TD Insurance Moloche Monnex, as well as our many College and Niagara community supporters who contribute to our students’ success by participating in this major fundraising event. Over its 29 year history, the gala has raised more than $2.8 million.

Please mark your calendar for the 30th Annual Seafood Gala on Friday, April 5, 2019. We hope to see you there!