St. Paul’s College thanks the community with the Celebration of Giving
On November 22, alumni and friends of St. Paul’s College will come together for its Celebration of Giving. The annual open house reception is held in appreciation of the College’s community participants from each of its units, alumni and friends, and neighbours from around campus and the broader community.
Entering its seventh year, the Celebration of Giving has been an integral part of the College. The event, catered by the Belltower Café, always features an incredible array of delicious foods and treats, and this year’s entertainment will be provided by Phil Veldhuis and family. What’s more, the event features no speeches, only the College saying thank you for inspire excellence in St. Paul’s College and the wider community.
For Bonnie Warkentine, Confidential Assistant to the Rector, and Eliude Cavalcante, Interim Director of Campus Ministry, there is no better way to begin the Christmas season.
“We have been part of the decorating committee for Celebration of Giving since it began seven years ago and we enjoy this outlet for our creativity. It is great fun to come up with a new decorating theme each year and to execute the ideas with a team. Hidden talents are exposed as our team works together and camaraderie develops. There is a sense of fulfillment in seeing the enjoyment our donors and volunteers have at this event where we say ‘thank you’ to the community for their generosity,” says Cavalcante.
Student Council along with several student-led groups within St. Paul’s College are an active part of the evening; giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their leadership and as well to connect with donors, volunteers, peers, and mentors.