The Niagara News is the community newspaper of Niagara College located in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is created and produced by the students of the Niagara College Journalism program.
By LUCA GUARDARI Staff Writer Get into tip-top shape with Healthy@NC week. An opportunity for students to be involved physically in weeklong events begins on Monday. Healthy@NC week involves activities to spread awareness on how to stay healthy and eat well. Running Feb. 9 until Feb. 13, each day will hold different events to keep students entertained. Available on both campuses, Welland and Niagara-on-the- Lake (NOTL), participants can look forward to activities involving: Zumba, belly dancing, Sexual Health Day, Nutrition Day and Mental Health Day Casey Forgeron, Student Administrative Council director of student and community relations, was a main factor in organizing this event for Niagara students. “We chose this event because it is a yearly event at the college and is good to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy living to the students enrolled at Niagara College.” Last year’s Healthy@NC week was successful with students participating in every event being held during the week. Forgeron recalled last year’s event as a “student gathering.” “Last year we had 20 tables for vendors and had a great turnout student wise. We are hoping to gather more attention this year around and to make it even better than last year’s. Seeing as we have a wide variety of events happening throughout the week we are hoping to drag students out to every event taking place on both campuses.” Forgeron mentioned the opportunity for students to get their hands on plenty of giveaways, as there would be selections to choose from during the week. The most notable event that has been spread through word of mouth around Niagara’s hallways is an evening with world-class Team Canada sledge hockey player Kevin Rempel. Rempel won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships and received a bronze at last year’s Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Bound to a wheelchair after a devastating accident, Rempel has directed full attention and dedication to learning how to walk again while also becoming one of Canada’s best athletes. A graduate of Niagara College with a diploma in Business Administration — Marketing, Rempel is a renowned motivational speaker, travelling North America sharing his intimate and personal stories in front of young crowds and clients. Sharing his desire to continue moving forward with his life, Rempel leaves any thought of stopping behind him. Rempel’s event kicks off Healthy@NC week. It will be held on Feb. 9 at NOTL’s pub, The Armoury, starting with an all-you-can-eat pasta and salad dinner at 6 p.m. His personal story session is at 7:30 p.m. and ends with a one-hour meet and greet from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Admission into the event is $5.