First-year Grizzlies check out Georgians free swag event

More than 500 first-year students registered to attend Georgian’s free swag giveaway on Sept. 29 and 30 in one of the parking lots at the Barrie Campus.

Growler’s Market welcomed new students and provided them with an opportunity to collect a goodie bag of swag items they would typically be given at an on-campus orientation event to kick off the semester.

Michelle Leblanc attended the event with her daughter Sarah Resendes. Both women are first-year students at the Barrie Campus. Leblanc is enrolled in the Business program and Resendes in the Esthetician program.

“It was really great for my daughter and I to meet some of our fellow students and get a bit of the college life experience,” said Leblanc. “This is our first time going to college and we’re excited.”

The students were given a goodie bag that included a water bottle, buffs, pens, student planner, hand sanitizer, lanyard and a Grizzly mask.

“We wanted to ensure this opportunity for personal connection with our new students was not lost,” said Sheona Morrison, Manager, Student Leadership and Transition Programs.

Morrison added that the welcome team worked diligently to develop a safe and accessible event plan.

“It’s very important for us to continue to build community – both on our campus and virtually – to welcome and empower our new and returning students,” she said. “We also wanted to personally thank our new learners for choosing to become part of our Grizzly family. And we were excited to interact with our new students on campus and provide them with a number of goodies and swag items.”


Photo: Michelle Leblanc (right) came out to the Growler’s Market with her daughter Sarah Resendes on Sept. 29 at the Barrie Campus and picked up goodie bags filled with Georgian swag. Both women are first-year Georgian College students.

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