Venture Club Hosts Canadian Christmas Dinner

The Selkirk College Venture Club is getting ready to administer a huge dose of Canadiana to international students on campus.

The Venture Club is made up primarily of students in the Business Administration Program. The group gets together to discuss issues of business and plans events that raise money for the Jeff Verigan Memorial Scholarship that it awards on an annual basis.

Selkirk College Venture Club getting ready for Christmas Party

The Selkirk College Venture Club team helping put together next month's Christmas dinner.

This semester the Venture Club has decided to focus on putting on a special event that will not only raise money, but raise Christmas spirit on the Castlegar Campus. The “Canadian Christmas Dinner Eh?” will take place on December 6th in the Castlegar cafeteria and feature a great meal, entertainment, presentations and a photo booth.

“We have quite a few international students on the Castlegar Campus and we wanted to give them that experience of the Canadian Christmas so they can take that home,” says Venture Club member Jeromie Parker, one of the main organizers of the event.

The $20-a-plate dinner will feature a full turkey feast with all the trimmings (there will also be vegetarian lasagne available). Some of the presentations being prepared for the night include the Origins of Santa Claus by Selkirk instructor Rob Macrae, Twas the Night Before Exams by Darian Zaytsoff and members of the Selkirk Saints hockey team will give a talk on Canadian hockey. There will be a gingerbread house building competition, door prizes and a photo booth with Canadian props (hockey sticks, sweaters, toques). And of course the night would not be complete without live music featuring Christmas carols.

Everyone is invited and tickets for the Christmas dinner are now on sale and will be until the end of November. A total of 180 tickets will be available and are selling fast. If you are interested in attending the dinner contact Parker at

“This dinner is a gift to the international community,” says Parker. “We thought that it would be great to give back a little piece of the Canadian Christmas and we hope to see students and staff in all programs support this event.”

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