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Assiniboine helps BRHC Foundation raise nearly $14K

Assiniboine helps BRHC Foundation raise nearly $14K

Written On: 12 September, 2017
Category: Community MICA
Related programs:  Culinary Arts Hotel and Restaurant Management

-- Opens call to other non-profits for Grey Owl reservation -- Reservations to Assiniboine Community College’s much-anticipated annual Grey Owl Restaurant are a hot commodity. So much so that the college has helped the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Foundation net $13,800 through auctioning off a single table of eight over each of the previous five years.

In the past, the college has provided a complimentary table to the BRHC Foundation to use in its fundraising activities. This marks the sixth year that the BRHC Foundation will auction off a table to the 2018 Grey Owl at their annual fundraising gala on September 30. It’s likely the total amount raised in the six years will surpass $17,000.

"ACC's incredible donation has helped us make a difference in the healthcare provided at the Brandon Regional Health Centre,” said Cindy Buizer, Executive Director of the BRHC Foundation. “Gala proceeds over the past five years have purchased a transport unit and transport ventilator, an infant ventilator, a Bipap respiratory unit, hysterscopes, and supported our fundraising projects.”

“We are so very grateful to have been the recipient of this donation for a total of six years and extend our heartfelt thank you to the Assiniboine Community College for their generosity," she added.

Assiniboine is now inviting other non-profit organizations and community groups to submit their proposals for a complimentary reservation at the 2019 Grey Owl restaurant.

The organization selected by the college will be able to use the donated table for eight inside the private dining room to support their own fundraising efforts.

“We’re constantly reminded of the support Assiniboine receives from the public,” said president Mark Frison. “And with our own Foundation, we know first-hand how much of a difference donations make towards realizing our goals and supporting students.”

“We expect this Grey Owl experience will help a non-profit organization make good strides towards their own fundraising objectives and we’re keen to support the community in this way as we have for the hospital foundation. 

Those organizations and groups interested in submitting a proposal to the college may visit for details on submission requirements, allowed use and deadlines for proposals.

Reservations to the 2018 Grey Owl are expected to open in December 2017. Details will be updated on the college’s website as they become available.


About Grey Owl 

As one of the tastiest 'learn by doing' experiences at Assiniboine, this student-run event provides a practical component for Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management students. Culinary Arts students present a stunning menu to members of the public while Hotel & Restaurant Management students practice their hospitality skills with tableside service.

Grey Owl runs for four-weeks annually from January to February, with nearly 1,400 guests enjoying a fine dining experience. Students and faculty come together to present a fusion of nouvelle and classic cuisine in the historic Grey Owl dining room inside the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts at the college’s North Hill Campus.

Arguably one of Brandon's most anticipated events of the year, table reservations sell-out within hours of phone lines opening. Last year, reservations were fully booked within two-and-a-half hours.


About Assiniboine Community College
Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing’, combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse.

Assiniboine offers more than 40 diploma and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. The college also delivers apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trades disciplines.

The college welcomed more than 3,600 full-time and 6,000 part-time students last year. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, Assiniboine provides comprehensive educational opportunities throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many communities and organizations across the province to deliver customized education and training. 

Assiniboine’s annual provincial economic impact is $613 million. 

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