April 3: Exploring the Fentanyl Crisis. A Talk with Clive Derbyshire, Paramedic from the DTES

Clive Derbyshire

Tuesday, April 3, 4-6 pm
CC Library

Exploring the Fentanyl Crisis: A Talk with Clive Derbyshire, Paramedic in the Downtown Eastside

Come listen to Clive, a paramedic from the Downtown Eastside, talk about the fentanyl crisis in Vancouver and learn what you can do to support harm reduction. Clive was recently featured in a CBC Documentary, After the Sirens. The documentary will air on CBC on Sunday April 8.

April 4: Aesth Journal Launch

Aesth Launch Party Poster

Aesth Journal Launch
Wed, April 4th, 12 pm
Main Lobby

Come celebrate the launch of Aesth Journal Club’s first issue! Meet our published authors and artists! Buy a copy of the journal (for as low as $3) and have your fill of fries and cake (while quantity lasts). Editor-in-Chief, Ethan will give a short thank you speech at 12 pm. Congratulations to the students at Columbia College who have been published in the first issue, and thank you to all the teachers who have supported our endeavors.

Want to see your work in the next journal? Submit today! Deadline is April 17. More info: www.cctalks.com/journal

Contributors to the first issue:
Amir Hossein Asadifard
Bryan Pham
CMNS 253
Chima Chiamaka Vera
Hum Heh Ying
Gagandeep Singh Saund
Jatin Sharma
Noor Najjar
Samer Khamis
Sana Pournasiri
Sarim Bin Mahmood
Shreya Madaan
Siddhant Saigal
Sukhpal Kaur
Vijay Saini

April 29: Daffodil Dash 5k Run

Daffodil Dash

Anastasia, who is a volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society, is helping organize Daffodil Dash – a 5K run or a 1K walk at Creekside Park, which will take place on April 29 at 9 am!

In her words, “It is a great opportunity to support research on cancer prevention as well as show people living with cancer that they are not alone. It is possible to register as an individual or as a team. I think it would be pretty great if we could  create a Columbia College team and help contribute to eradicating this disease that hurts the lives of so many people.”

Here’s some more information about the event:

“By registering to fundraise for the Daffodil Dash, you are helping the Canadian Cancer Society in our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer. More importantly, you are showing those who are living with cancer or who have lost someone to cancer that they are not alone. Many communities, all over the province will be walking, running and dashing to put an end to cancer. Every dollar counts and being a part of the Daffodil Dash is so much more than a run. This is your chance to get involved – as a team or as an individual – and find fun, creative and exciting ways to help the Canadian Cancer Society maximize funds directed to cancer research and programs supporting families dealing with this awful disease.”

If you’re interested in participating in the run, please sign up at Student Services or email ashamshyna@columbiacollege.ca!



Dragon Boat: Meet the Coach!

Dragon boat starts today! 🚣🏾‍♂️

Meet at Student Services at 430 pm today if you’re interested in joining the team. Come meet the new coach and learn about the legendary team at Columbia College! No experience necessary. 💪

CC Riders, Columbia College’s competitive medal-winning dragon boat team is looking for dedicated and determined students to go for gold in the 2018 @dragonboatbc festival. Are you up for the challenge? Join one of the college’s most famous sports teams!

Here’s what you’ll get out of it:
✔️Your own CC Riders team jersey
✔️Free expert training and competition entry
✔️Certificate of Participation
✔️Lifelong friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

International Women’s Day – Photos!

On International Women’s Day March 8th, students, staff, and faculty at Columbia College remembered, celebrated, and paid tribute to all women who bring strength, power, and beauty in our lives. Thank you to everyone who celebrated this important day with us, especially our Student Services Assistant Sana whose passion and leadership made the event a success!

Check out all photos from the day on Facebook here.

Activities – March 2018

whistler-gallery-0011. Whistler Ski and Board Day: 16/3/2018 (Saturday) 6.45AM Bus Departs

Join West Trek for a day of skiing and snowboarding in the world famous whistler resort. The fee for a lesson, rental and day ski pass is just $100. To buy a ski pass for one day in Whistler is usually $149!!! So this is a great deal. Take advantage of it!

10 Spots only. Tickets $100.

Rental, pass and lesson included. Please note – rentals don’t include clothing.whistler1.jpg

2. Whistler Wild Winter Tour: 23/3/2018 (Saturday) 7.45AM Bus Departs

Take a tour of Whistler and see the Olympic rings and take as many selfies as you can in this winter wonderland. This trip has lots of optional extras that you can buy on the day from the tour guide. Such as bungee jumping, snowtubing, peak2peak gondola riding!

20 Spots available only. Tickets are only $30. Please note – Optional extras are purchased on the way to Whistler, bring cash to pay for them to save time.

3. Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks, flames-canucks-17122017

27/3/2018 (Tuesday) 7PM start.

If you’ve come all the way to Canada you have to see their national sport, ice hockey. Come along with your college friends for only $30 (tickets are always more than $60!!!).  The Canucks boast one of the best young players in the league, hotshot Brock Boeser.

10 Spots only. Tickets are only $30

Tickets are available NOW!!!

Krispy Kreme Donut Sale this Friday!

doughnut sale student

Midterms driving you glazy?  Get your donuts now!

The Students Impact Club is organizing a Krispy Kreme sale this Friday! $10 for a dozen or 1 for $1. Come by the Main Campus main lobby this Friday from 11 am to 2 pm to buy your donuts. You can also bring any recyclable items to redeem a free drink.

All proceeds will be donated to help Ghanaian girls go to school.

See you there!