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October 08, 2019

Fifth anniversary of NBCC’s #TransformNB on October 9

On an October afternoon in 2014, thousands of NBCC students and staff fanned out across the province to support community projects. It was the launch of the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership and the beginning of an NBCC tradition that has resulted in members of the NBCC family contributing 50,000 volunteer hours to more than 900 community projects through nine service days.

On Wednesday, October 9, the students and staff at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will celebrate five years of giving back to their communities on the first of two designated Service Days planned for this academic year, and the tenth Service Day in NBCC’s history.

Service Day brings together NBCC students, employees, Board members and alumni to participate in service learning and volunteering to help community organizations across New Brunswick.

Service Day has become one of the foremost annual events for NBCC’s award-winning Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, an essential aspect of the NBCC Advantage, creating a culture of community leadership and service at the College.

Follow the Robertson Institute on Twitter, @TransformNB, to see how our students and staff are Transforming New Brunswick.

A list of some of the many projects our staff and students will be participating in tomorrow follows. If you are interested in covering a story in your region, please contact:

Tanya Greer
Communications Coordinator, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194
Email: tanya.greer@nbcc.ca

Campus

Project

Description

Fredericton

Community Food Drive

Students are hosting a Community Food Drive at all Sobeys locations in Fredericton and Oromocto

Miramichi

Shelter Fundraising Drive

Students will be set up at locations throughout the Miramichi region collecting donations for the Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women

Moncton

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Students will help restock the store and perform general maintenance

Saint John

Barn Clean-up

Students will be at the Shining Horizons Therapeutic Riding Association to clean up the barn and paddock and learn more about therapeutic equine services.

St. Andrews

School Breakfast

Students will visit Sir James Dunn Academy, St. Stephen Elementary and Vincent Massey Elementary to serve breakfast to students.

Woodstock

Electrical Maintenance

Students will visit Harvest House and Volunteer Family Services to perform general electrical maintenance.