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College of North Atlantic students in Labrador West raise money for charity

Taylor Bartlett is student council president at the College of North Atlantic, Labrador West campus
Taylor Bartlett is student council president at the College of North Atlantic, Labrador West campus - Contributed

A wealth of learning opportunities exist for the 100 students attending Labrador West Campus of the College of the North Atlantic. Their choices include business administration, transfer college courses, and trade courses like training to become an electrician.

They enjoy many extracurricular events, hosted by the college, and also by the students themselves.

The student council enjoys finding ways to have fun but supporting the community is also important.

"It is important for us to have a sense of social responsibility and to give back to the community," said student council president Taylor Bartlett. 

The council is inviting campus students to make suggestions about how to deliver their community support.

"It could be in the form of fundraising, volunteering, community work, all kinds of ways," she said.

A recent student event was an arm wrestling tournament that raised money for charity.

Students, or anyone who decided to participate, paid $1 to arm wrestle an opponent for top honour and a chance to win prizes. The community helped provide prizes, and the students created their own special trophy for the event.

Brett Reid won as the top male, and Amanda Currie earned top female.

The tournament raised $128 for Ronald McDonald house.

Bartlett said the event drew strong participation by students, staff and a few visitors.

Students said they looked forward to joining other events to make a difference in their community, she said.

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