Lakehead University Homecoming Offers Youth Opportunities

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offered innovative and interactive displays
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offered innovative and interactive displays at the LU Open House

Climbing higher to achieve more - members of the Vale Community Council enjoy a great day at Lakehead University.
Climbing higher to achieve more – members of the Vale Community Council enjoy a great day at Lakehead University.

Lakehead University a Place to Grow and Build a Future

Headed to Lakehead University - the Vale Community Council youth enjoy the comfort of the Kasper Mini Bus
Headed to Lakehead University – the Vale Community Council youth enjoy the comfort of the Kasper Mini Bus

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.

Cutting edge resource management at the Faculty of Natural Resources
Cutting edge resource management at the Faculty of Natural Resources

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 innovative and interactive displays
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offered innovative and interactive displays – Here Skylar and Lakota examine a patient. Is their future in medicine? Only time will tell.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offered some fantastic and interesting displays.

Testing their steady hands, young people from Limbrick neighbourhood get to test themselves at NOSM at Lakehead University.
Testing their steady hands, young people from Limbrick neighbourhood get to test themselves at NOSM at Lakehead University.

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.

Home in Limbrick after a fun and safe day at Lakehead University - young people pose by the Kasper Mini-Bus
Home in Limbrick after a fun and safe day at Lakehead University – young people pose by the Kasper Mini-Bus

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.

A tour of the Lab on the third floor of the NOSM engaged youth from Limbrick
A tour of the Lab on the third floor of the NOSM engaged youth from Limbrick
Building community one neighbourhood at a time - a goal Amanda Perrault is taking on with respect and hard work
Building community one neighbourhood at a time – a goal Amanda Perrault is taking on with respect and hard work

Related Links:

Vale Community Council

Lakehead University

Kasper Aviation

Kasper Mini-Bus