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On January 23, 2020, Make A Change Canada held a 15th anniversary celebration event in its founding city of Nelson, B.C. To celebrate this milestone, we brought in the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team and formed our very own all-star team, the Kootenay Patricks, to take the ice in support of Make A Change Canada. The event sold out to a crowd of 1,500 and filled the Nelson and District Community Complex to capacity, for a night to live on in the memories of local residents for years come.
A fundraiser of this magnitude required many hands and months of preparation. With more than 150 volunteers involved, this event was a success from start to finish. Thanks to the incredible level of community support, we raised over $50,000 from the event. In total, more than 80 donors, sponsors, and community partners came on board in support of this event.
This event is our way of giving back to the local communities that gave us our start over 15 years ago, and we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding bursaries to six individuals who reside in the West Kootenay area. These bursaries will cover the full cost of tuition in our online Certificate in Applied Web Development and Design program. This six-month program equips graduates with the skills they need to improve their career prospects.
Make A Change Canada is a certified educational institution under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and provides online education and skills training to individuals who face barriers to employment. Our unique, supportive, and flexible online programming is often what they need to be successful. The important technology skills graduates gain allows them to pursue careers in several areas of the economy including administration, marketing, customer service, and information technology. These are skills that today’s employers look for when hiring.
If you reside in the West Kootenay area and want to learn more about the bursaries and program eligibility requirements for our online Certificate in Applied Web Development and Design program, please contact Mary Alton, Program Manager, at 1-888-927-7473 Ext. 2 or by mary [at] makeachangecanada.com (email).
Highlights of the event can be seen in this documentary video produced by Shaw Spotlight:
Event photos courtesy of Tamarack Media can be viewed here:
Alumnus Creates Look for Kootenay Patricks
The team logo for the Kootenay Patricks jerseys was custom designed by one of our earliest program graduates, Adam Mohl, of Drumheller, Alberta. Read Adam's story here.