Ashbury College News: February 2018
Ashbury Sleeps OUT for Youth
This year in Ottawa, more than 1,000 young people will spend the coldest, darkest and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. Sadly, the winter months are not the only battle for homeless youth in Ottawa. Many suffer from trauma, mental health issues, poverty, addiction and other challenges that contribute to homelessness. On November 30, a team of Ashbury students, staff and some parents spent the night outdoors on the field at TD Place Stadium to raise money and awareness for homeless youth in our community. The SleepOUT event was organized by Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau (YSB). Thank you to all the supporters of Team Ashbury, who helped raise more than $14,000 to help end homelessness in Ottawa.
Once Upon a Time
The 2017 Ashbury Ball was another huge success! The evening of dining, dancing and bidding, held on November 18, had a fairy tale theme that saw guests arriving via the yellow brick road, drinking Hogwarts-inspired potions, and posing for pictures in the magic mirror. Many thanks to our fearless Ball co-chairs, Jenny Shinder and Micheline Saikaley, for their tireless work, endless energy and enthusiasm. With their leadership, we raised over $210,000 to invest in the vision and priorities of Ashbury’s educational and long-range needs, as well as the enhancement of the Ashbury Scholarship Fund for student bursaries. Thank you to all who attended, donated and sponsored this magical night.
Ashbury alumni will don their skates for the annual Winter Classic shinny game at the Rockcliffe rink on February 22. The evening game provides a great opportunity for grads to catch up while engaging in some friendly competition.