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Winterfest success

By Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

Why hate winter when you can embrace it?

On Wednesday, the waterfront campus of Algonquin College celebrated the season with its annual Winterfest carnival, featuring everything from ice sculpture and Loggersports demonstrations to snowshoeing outside, to a career networking fair, playing Jeopardy trivia, and a visit by the Red Bull Wings Team inside.

Not to mention the annual students versus faculty hockey games at the Pembroke Memorial Centre – one for women, the other the men. Following the hockey games, there was a free spaghetti supper and a pub night on campus to wrap up the day.

Jamie Bramburger, manager of community and student affairs, said this is a social event for students and staff, and a way to celebrate as the winter semester winds down.

“Winter can be long, so we like to break this up to give students the chance to try out new things,” he said, while having some fun.

There is also a job fair component as another batch of students

prepare to look for job placements. Around 20 employers set up displays and booths hoping to attract these potential employees into their ranks.

“I've been hearing from employers there is a lot of jobs out there,” Bramburger said. “This is an important message to our students.”

Overall, he said the college's winter carnival was well received, with students and staff enjoying themselves. 

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