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Smithers Golf Raises more than $23,000 for Bulkley Valley Students

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May 25, 2016

Smithers, BC – Northwest Community College (NWCC) raised more than $23,000 for bursaries and scholarships at their second annual Smithers Golf Scramble. These funds will be allocated to students from the Hazelton, Smithers, and Houston regions.

“The community and corporate support for this cause was tremendous,” said Brian Badge, Director of College Advancement. “It was more than double what we raised last year.”   

The golf scramble was held at the Smithers Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, May 18 as a pre-conference event for Minerals North 2016.  It was followed by a dinner and silent auction.

Many of the over 140 golfers and sponsors that participated have expressed interest in being part of this fundraiser next year.

“This region is experiencing some difficult economic times, so that makes the contributions of all our supporters especially meaningful,” said Regional Campus Director Regina Saimoto. “Local businesses are looking to the future. Their donations open up training opportunities for residents of the Bulkley Valley.”  

Darion Alec, an electrical foundation student, and BV Electric scholarship recipient was at the dinner that evening. Philippe Bernier, BV Electric’s Director of Community Relations and Business Development acknowledged Alec and spoke on behalf of all the donors about how meaningful it was to see NWCC students benefiting from their donations.

Students from the Bulkley Valley that wish to apply for these bursaries and scholarship funds should contact the NWCC Financial Aid office at 1.877.277.2288 for more information.

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Media contact for Northwest Community College

Heather Bastin, Director, Communications and Public Relations

E-Mail: hbastin@nwcc.bc.ca  | Telephone: 250.638.5494

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