Lakehead University a Place to Grow and Build a Future
THUNDER BAY – University offers opportunities. Lakehead University has the unique position of offering a youth a path to a more prosperous future. At this year’s 50th Anniversary Lakehead University Homecoming, Kasper Mini-Bus, NetNewsLedger and the Vale Community Council teamed up, along with help from Lakehead University Sports to offer a group of youth from the Limbrick neighbourhood in Thunder Bay a fun, educational and easy way to see what kinds of opportunities Lakehead can offer.
The youth loaded up the Kasper Mini-Bus in the Limbrick neighbourhood on Saturday morning.
The bus was an instant hit. With Wi-Fi, a smooth air ride, and great tunes on the stereo, it got the day off to the right start.
Kasper Wabinski stated, “We wanted the kids to have a nice fun day while exploring possible university they may attend”.
“Visiting Lakehead University does just that by opening up their minds to new possibilities”.
Arriving at Lakehead University, the Agora offered a glimpse into all of the activities of the day.
Additionally the Department of Natural Resources had two of their drones on display as well as some of the work that the department is doing on the cutting edge of resources management.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offered some fantastic and interesting displays.
The youth got to see how simulated patients at the Medical School are created – perhaps instilling a whole new thought process for Halloween in Limbrick this year.
The entire day offered a lot of opportunity for young people. “In building our city, it starts one neighbourhood at a time. It takes caring, love, respect, and time. Our young people in Limbrick are worth the investment of time, and effort. Today we were able to share a positive day at Lakehead University”, stated Amanda Perreault, President of the Vale Community Council.
“The help from Kasper Mini-Bus made sure that everyone got there feeling special, and safe, and we want to thank Kasper Wabinski and his friendly team for making our day so special,” added Perreault.
Several of the youth had never been to Lakehead University before.
Seeing first hand that there are opportunities and neat things at Lakehead University is just a start. Opening their eyes to the potential each young person has can and hopefully will make a huge difference for more young people in Thunder Bay.