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College of the Rockies' International Day celebration on Wednesday, March 11, will include cultural performances, displays, and refreshments.

College of the Rockies will host a free International Day celebration on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the College gymnasium.

“This celebration provides an opportunity to showcase our cultural diversity at College of the Rockies,” said Wayne Lee-Ying, Manager, International Education. “We currently have students representing 31 countries attending the College. This event provides an opportunity for our community to enjoy cultural display booths and performances from around the world, and have a chance to chat with students about their cultures and experiences.”

Everyone who attends the International Day celebration will be provided with a “passport” which they can have stamped at each booth they visit. Completed passports will be entered for various prize draws.

Student performances will begin at 6:00 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided.

“Our international students enrich our College, and our communities,” Lee-Ying added. “Having an opportunity to learn about, and enjoy, their cultures right here in our own back yard is a luxury worth celebrating. We hope to see a lot of community members at this event.”

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About College of the Rockies
For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

 

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College of the Rockies
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