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A Feast of Friendship: Oulton College BBQ brings students together on Canada Day 2023


Oulton College, Atlantic Canada’s premier private career college, organized a vibrant July 1st barbecue event, bringing together students and faculty in a celebration of national unity and pride. The Flanders main campus provided the perfect setting for the festive gathering, where the Oulton College community came together to commemorate the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Student life event

Over 200 domestic and international students, staff, and faculty members enthusiastically participated in the Canada Day barbecue, emphasizing the inclusive and multicultural environment fostered by Oulton College. The event served as an opportunity for everyone to unwind, socialize, and revel in the festivities, all while celebrating the diverse tapestry of Canadian identity.

Attendees arrived at the event in red and white attire, adorned with Canadian flags and symbols of national pride, setting the mood for a truly patriotic celebration. The feast included sizzling hotdogs and burgers, delicious ice cream for dessert and cool refreshments, served up with friendly smiles that showcased the community’s warm and friendly spirit.

Instructors, staff, and student participation

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone, instructors, staff members, and Oulton College student leaders took charge of the barbecue setup and food service. Their dedication and efforts created a joyous and inviting atmosphere, fostering an environment of camaraderie and connection. The casual ambiance resonated with laughter, smiles, and shared experiences as students formed lasting bonds and friendships.

Community spirit

Other volunteers who contributed to the event was Chadi Salim from Co-Operators, who expressed his happiness in witnessing the cohesive spirit of the Oulton College community. “I’m thrilled to see how the Oulton College community works together,” he remarked, reflecting the collaborative and supportive nature that defines the college’s student body.


Celebrating Diversity, Promoting Inclusivity

The Oulton College staff highlighted the significance of the July 1st celebrations as a reflection of the strength and diversity within their student community. “The Canada Day celebrations serve as a testament to the incredible diversity of our student body and their shared love for this great country,” the school staff said. “We take immense pride in our students’ achievements and their unwavering commitment to making a positive difference. It is truly inspiring to witness their enthusiasm in celebrating our nation’s values and cherished traditions.”

As the Canada Day barbecue drew to a close, students expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to come together and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage while forging unforgettable memories. The event exemplified Oulton College’s unwavering dedication to cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment, one that fosters personal growth, cultural understanding, and active community engagement.

Supportive environment that fosters cultural understanding

By organizing such vibrant celebrations, Oulton College not only nurtures the academic and professional development of its students but also emphasizes the importance of embracing diversity, fostering unity, and celebrating the collective tapestry of Canadian identity. The Canada Day barbecue served as a shining example of Oulton College’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community that values the spirit of togetherness and appreciation for Canada’s rich cultural heritage.

Career-focused programs

Oulton College offers a wide range of career-focused programs that equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen fields. With diploma programs in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Medical Office Administration, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and Travel & Hospitality under the Faculty of Business.  Health Sciences programs include Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Practical Nursing, Primary Care Paramedic, Veterinary Assistant, and Veterinary Technician. Human Services programs include Early Childhood Education/Educational Assistant, Human Services Counselor, and Policing and Corrections Foundation. The Faculty of Information Technology offers the Systems Management and Cybersecurity program.