Monday, April 23, 2012

George Brown College: Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts Awards

The highlight of this post is to highlight the wonderful Awards Night that was planned by the support staff from the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts: Maria Felisa Torres-Hives and Cindy Nguyen-Do. Not expecting much from it, I was blown away by the preparation and running of the awards night from rehearsing, to the reception, and to the actual awards receiving as well. It all took place at the Sheraton Centre in Downtown Toronto which was a very convenient location for all. We also had a keynote speaker from Tourism Toronto, their president and chief executive officer, David Whitaker.

Each award winner was to prepare a thank-you card to the donor, in my case, the former Dean of the CHCA School, John Walker, and a photo of themselves with a quote. It took me awhile to decide on a quote but I decided on this one:
"Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be." 
- Lucas Hellmer

I was delighted to have won an award for my hard work during the semester, more specifically the John Walker Scholarship for "academic excellence, interest and commitment in their area of study. This student has demonstrated job related social skills including positive attitude, enthusiasm and respect." Thank you John Walker for your generosity, and your continual support of George Brown College students like myself in reaching my goals and for your contribution to the school and city as a whole.

Still awaiting the more formal photos taken by the photographers at the awards night. Just updated with the photos taken by the photographers. Overall, it was a really enjoyable evening with my wonderful friends as guests. Looking forward to more memorable moments at the school and hopefully more awards in the future too!