May 25th, 2024

Festive activites deck the halls of Lethbridge College


By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on December 9, 2021.

Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman Edna Stobschinski, at right, joins others as she decorates a Christmas ornament to be placed on the Christmas tree located at centre core on Wednesday at Lethbridge College.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

Lethbridge College decked the halls of centre core on Wednesday, as part of their Five Days of College Cheer event.
Students had the opportunity to take part in various activities at Centre Core, including ornament making to decorate a Christmas tree that has been placed beside the miner statue.
“It’s nice after being in lockdown for a year, we get to do these little activities that give us the opportunity to have a little bit more of social interactions and sharing moments with our peers at school,” said Edna Stobschinski, a student at Lethbridge College in the Environmental Studies program, and president of the Lethbridge College Students Association.
Students were also treated to a pancake breakfast that included hot chocolate and other hot drinks.
This event has taken place in the past, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, was put on hold last year.
“We are just really happy to be able to bring it back,” said Jessica Quarterman, student life and events coordinator for the college.
Other activities included tree decorating, candy cane grams, pictures with Santa, a Christmas market and a bake sale that staff and student chefs contributed to.
This year’s event was possible through a collaboration between the LCSA, student services and the bookstore.
“The three of us got together and made this happen as Deck the Halls for the college. I took the reins and organized a Christmas market with local vendors and she (Quarterman) took the student’s side,” said Emily Campbell, bookstore manager.
They offered students the opportunity to take part in a silent auction, with all the proceeds going towards students.
“In the January semester, we buy gift cards for students and just surprise them throughout the semester to just kind of help out with little odds and ends, so all the money goes towards that,” said Campbell.
As if that was not enough, students had the chance to enter a raffle for tickets for a Calgary Flames game.
“There is also a bus going to the Winter Lights Festival at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens and 100 students have the opportunity to come and join us for that event as well,” said Quarterman.
Quaterman added they are happy they had the chance to celebrate on campus and have students forget about their school worries for a moment leading into the Christmas break.

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