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Canadore Panthers Spreading ‘Hauliday’ Spirit

Dec 6, 2018 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – The Canadore Panthers men’s varsity volleyball team is partnering with Mike & Lori’s No Frills to collect food for a special Christmas dinner at the Gathering Place North Bay.

Every year, the Gathering Place serves holiday dinner to its clients. This year, it is the team’s goal is to fill an entire vehicle full of food donations to supply the resources for the meal.

“It’s really important to keep community involvement at the forefront of our efforts,” said Mark Hopper, head coach of the Panthers men’s volleyball team. “If we can help local families enjoy a Christmas dinner by hauling some food, there’s nothing else we would rather be doing this Saturday afternoon.”

Shoppers can easily find suitable food items for the dinner by looking for displays with logos from Mike & Lori’s, the Gathering Place and Canadore College Panthers. For every item gifted, Mike & Lori’s will match the donation.

Event:             Happy Hauliday Rally for Food

Date:               Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time:              1 – 4 p.m.

Location:        Mike & Lori’s No Frills, 975 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, Ont.

The Gathering Place is a not-for-profit charitable organization delivering programming to address food insecurity issues with a mission to provide a hot meal in a warm environment to those in need, while building a healthier community.

For more information, contact: Mark Hopper at 705.845.6677 or Paige Shemilt at 705.499.7629.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

 For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or



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