Monday, Dec. 2, 4:15 to 6:30 p.m., Enmax Centre
Skating party at the Enmax
The Lethbridge College Students’ Association will hold its annual children’s Christmas skating party at the Enmax Centre. This is a free event for all students and staff and their children. Those under age 18 must wear a helmet. Look for snacks, pizza, grab bags for children, mascots and a special visit by Santa Claus.
Monday, Dec. 2, daily through Wednesday, Dec. 18
Food for Fines campaign continues
If you have overdue books or other materials from the Lethbridge College Buchanan Library, now’s the time to return them. Donate a nonperishable food item at the library and you can have outstanding overdue fines forgiven (some restrictions apply) in this 30th iteration of Food for Fines. Not only will you be clearing your slate, but you’ll be helping the Lethbridge College Students’ Association Food Bank to meet the needs of students now and into the new year. This year’s Food for Fines theme is SOS, Support Our Students, Stock Our Shelves. Even if you don’t have overdue materials, pop by with a donation and you know your gift will be going directly to students.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Autism Goes to College comes to Lethbridge College
Lethbridge College’s Accessibility Services team will be holding two showings of the film Autism Goes to College. This film follows five students who are on the autism spectrum who go to college, offering insights for students, parents and educators. Following the film, a Q-and-A is planned. Our experts from Accessibility Services provide support to students with learning, developmental and physical disabilities, mental health impacts, chronic medical conditions and even temporary mobility issues, like broken limbs. It’s not one-size-fits-all at Lethbridge College, and our Accessibility Services experts are here to help.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LC Christmas Store opens for our students
What happens when the Bookstore, Registration/Records team and Lethbridge College Students’ Association team up? Holiday magic in support of Lethbridge College students. The partners will open the annual LC Christmas Store for three days this week. The store is stocked with items donated by people across campus, giving students an opportunity to do low-cost shopping for family and friends. Students can browse the store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Volunteers will be baking for a bake sale that starts at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Students and staff can also browse a silent auction outside the store. The store is located in the Richardson Oilseed Room (CE1305). The money raised through the store, bake sale and auction all goes back to students in the form of college gift cards that can be used to pay for textbooks, tuition or meals in our Food Court. It’s a feel-good feature for the holidays. Last year’s event raised $3,000.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Garden Court lunch buffets booked solid
Time is running out in 2019 to enjoy a meal in Lethbridge College’s Garden Court restaurant. Run by students in the Culinary Careers diploma program, the Garden Court is an experiential learning opportunity, giving students invaluable experience in the business of running a restaurant. This week, the students will be serving lunch buffets. Garden Court patrons are supporting these students’ education and success. They’re also getting a great lunch. The proof is in the pudding. This week’s lunch buffets are already booked solid. Next week’s final lunch buffets of the year are booking fast. Several dates in 2020 are already booked too! Reservations can be made by phone at 403-320-3230 or on the Garden Court Facebook page.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.
Make time to visit the Student Massage Clinic
The holidays can be a stressful time with a lot of hustle and bustle. Why not take a break for a professional massage at special price? The Lethbridge College Student Massage Clinic is open just until Dec. 5 before our Massage Therapy students take a break between terms. Massages cost $20 for 30 minutes, and up to $45 for 90 minutes. Massage services at this clinic are not tax-deductible nor can they be reimbursed through insurance. Your patronage at this clinic will support Lethbridge College students by providing hands-on experience, literally. For regular updates from the clinic regarding hours and special promotions, please sign up for the clinic newsletter.
Wednesday Dec. 4, 9 to 11 a.m.
Join us to Deck the Halls
Drop by Lethbridge College Centre Core for a morning of holiday merriment. The morning starts with a free pancake breakfast provided by Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA) and the Student Life team. Then be ready to decorate an ornament, enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn, Christmas movies and more.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students welcome to a Last Class Bash
The Lethbridge College Students’ Association will be giving away taco-in-a-bag to celebrate the end of the Fall semester. Students are invited to stop by The Cave for food, camaraderie and festive photos. The last day of classes this term is Friday, Dec. 6.
Thursday, Dec. 5, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Overdose prevention session open to public
Lethbridge ARCHES will provide overdose prevention and Naloxone training on Lethbridge College’s campus. These sessions are available several times throughout the academic year, and are open to the public, college students and employees. This is part of a harm reduction initiative by Alberta Health Services. You’ll leave this session with awareness of ARCHES services, harm reduction strategies and the skills to detect an overdose from an opiod and to respond. Those who complete the training will receive certification they can share on their resume. Please register in advance online. If you can’t attend Dec. 5, other sessions are planned Feb. 11 and April 2. To our partners in media, we invite you to register and attend one of these sessions, not for a story, but for your own awareness and education. As individuals who are out and about in the community every single day, this kind of training could well save a life.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Industry leader in web-based solutions on campus
Lethbridge College students and staff will have an opportunity to hear about Building and Selling Software as a Service: The journey from spreadsheets to web-based apps during An Evening with Rick Johnston. Johnston is the vice-president of Lethbridge-based Autovance Technologies. He leads a team of 12 full-time staff at Autovance as they pursue better ways for car dealerships and consumers to negotiate on vehicles. Autovance created a web-based solution to help dealers across Canada sell more than 100,000 vehicles. This learning opportunity was organized by the college’s School of Information Technology. The event is of special interest to Computer Information Technology and Business program students, but anyone from the college community can attend. The session will be held in the Instructional Building (IB2111).