Cambrian College’s 50th anniversary raffle raises $80,000

Posted on Thursday September 28, 2017
People hold signs showing that Cambrian College's 50th-anniversary Camaro raffle raised $80,000 for student scholarships and bursaries. The winner was declared on September 28.

Cambrian College students and Chris MacDonald (Toronto) who’s the winner of a custom 50th-anniversary edition Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible have a lot to celebrate now that an ambitious and effective 50th-anniversary fundraiser for student bursaries has wrapped up.

The fundraiser was a way to put much-needed funds into the hands of students in financial need while celebrating Cambrian’s 50th anniversary.

The grand prize winner was selected through a random draw held at a community BBQ and celebration on campus.

The fundraising initiative raised $80,000, which will be distributed by the Cambrian College Foundation to students through scholarships and bursaries.

“This fundraiser was an exceptional initiative that highlights our focus on supporting student access to postsecondary education,” says Cambrian College President Bill Best. “It was made possible thanks to dedicated volunteers and our 50th Anniversary Committee Co-Chairs, Rick Fedec and Kathy Wells-McNeil, and our sponsors: Crosstown Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, as well as additional local businesses and media partners, who boosted ticket sales and promotion. We are so proud to see the results of this collaborative effort – an exciting initiative that has created a lot of buzz and will directly benefit our students.”

The Camaro fundraiser is one of many initiatives planned to highlight Cambrian’s 50th anniversary. Members of the 50th Anniversary Committee include:

People hold signs showing that Cambrian College's 50th-anniversary Camaro raffle raised $80,000 for student scholarships and bursaries. The winner was declared on September 28.
Cambrian College's 50th-anniversary Camaro raffle raised $80,000 for student scholarships and bursaries. The winner of the vehicle was declared on September 28.

Kathy Wells-McNeil
Rick Fedec
Celina Mantler
Lucie Cousineau
Ron Beltrame
Jennifer Howarth
Cheri Corbiere
Brad Robinson
Tyler Charlebois
Tony Sgueglia
Ray Carr
Curtis Bell
Ross Assinewe
Sheri Frend
Shawn Poland
Kim Paris
Devin Shyminsky
Darlene Palmer

On December 14, 2016, the College unveiled its plans to raffle off a custom 50th-anniversary Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible, valued at $64,400, in partnership with Crosstown Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC. Cambrian and Collège Boréal organized a 50th-anniversary community clean-up in June and Cambrian will unveil a 50th-anniversary time capsule installation next month.

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Media contact:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
Cambrian College
lynn.bulloch@cambriancollege.ca
705-566-8101, ext. 6375

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