College of the Rockies hosts International Day Celebration

College of the Rockies will host a free International Day Celebration on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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East Indian girls, dressed in colourful embroidered saris, dancing with hands in the air.

On Thursday, April 11 the College of the Rockies will be hosting International Day, celebrating our cultural diversity - the college currently has students representing 32 countries. — Photo courtesy College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies will host a free International Day Celebration on Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the College gymnasium.

“This celebration is an opportunity to showcase our cultural diversity at College of the Rockies – we currently have students representing 32 countries at the College,” says Wayne Lee-Ying, Manager, International Education at College of the Rockies. “Attendees will enjoy cultural display booths and performances from around the world, right here in Cranbrook. We encourage all those who attend to chat with our students about their cultures and experiences.”

The celebration kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. with students sharing their culture at various booths throughout the gymnasium. Interested participants will receive a passport and be eligible to win prizes based on the number of booths visited.

At 6:30 p.m. the entertainment begins with student singing and dancing performances. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

“Having a diverse student body provides an enriching educational experience for all of our students, and helps us to produce graduates who are both culturally intelligent and committed to global citizenship,” Lee-Ying adds.

Learn more about International education at College of the Rockies at: cotr.ca/cotr-international

About College of the Rockies

For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

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