NUSU News Release
On Monday, September 3rd, 2007 (10:00am) Students from Nipissing University and Canadore College unveiled Canada's largest Shinerama banner EVER!
The banner can be found at the Kinsmen Bridge overpass on Lakeshore Dr. North Bay. The banner is 95 ft. long and 12 ft. high. This is only the beginning of Nipissing and Canadores several Shinerama events throughout North Bay. The others will take place on Saturday September 8th, 2007 to raise funds to support the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation's search for a cure, or control for cystic fibrosis (CF).
Shinerama is Canada's largest post-secondary school fundraiser, involving students from more than 60 universities and colleges. The campaign, which began in 1964, has raised almost $17 million to help fund CF research and treatment programs. Nipissing University and Canadore College hope to add another $15,000 to that amount through the school's efforts this year.
"Shinerama is important in our community because it demonstrates how students are working together to make a difference," said Mayor Vic Fedeli.
Fedeli believes so strongly in the program that he has proclaimed Saturday September 8, 2007 "Shinerama Day" in the city of North Bay.
Nipissing University and Canadore College students will be out in the community on Saturday September 8th, 2007 asking for donations between 9 am and 4 pm. Members of the community can support by visiting one of the 18
locations we have set up in North Bay, Callander and Sturgeon Falls. Hbc, Zellers' parent company, is one of this year's national Shinerama sponsors. Other sponsors include Rogers Wireless, CliffsNotes®, Mac's Convenience,
MuchMusic, Tana®, and Breakaway Tours.
"Nipissing University and Canadore College have participated in Shinerama for years" said Shinerama Directors Josh Fortier and Dan DeMarco. "It's important to us because it helps to foster spirit during our Frosh week, which is like a homecoming for all incoming students, and also provides our students with a way to meet each other, and to get to know their new community. Plus, there's nothing better than the knowing that you are helping to contribute to such a worthy cause."