Niagara College’s 50th anniversary gala to celebrate past, present and future in food, refreshments and fun

Marking its 50th anniversary throughout 2017, Niagara College’s major 50th anniversary gala event of the year will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus where food and refreshments will come together with music and reminiscing to celebrate this significant milestone.

Over 300 community leaders, educators and fans will gather together to dine and relish NC’s continued success as a pre-emptive college in Ontario.

The ‘Celebrate Niagara’ gala will be hosted by NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute with a dinner that will be “second to none,” said Institute dean Craig Youdale.

Featuring a menu framed around the region’s delicious foods, the sold-out crowd will enjoy a trip down memory lane, entertainment by a live band, and NC’s own famous brands of wine and beer, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration – with a couple of surprises along the way, promised Youdale.

“This is an opportunity not only for a nod to the success the College has enjoyed, but a chance for our chefs to inspire guests with a special menu and evening,” said Youdale. “We are looking forward to showing our guests a terrific evening.”

Media photo op

Members of the media will have an opportunity to preview of some of the special desserts being prepared for the dinner will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 11:45 a.m  at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.


Canadian Food and Wine Institute of Niagara College’s 50th anniversary gala dinner, May 6.

Preview for media: Tuesday, May 2, 11:45 a.m., Room (cooking lab) 115, meet at Bench to Go Restaurant, with free parking in restaurant lot directly in front of building (sharp right turn past parking lot guard house on Niagara-on-the-Lake campus). Brief introduction and comments by Dean Craig Youdale; demonstration of dessert decorating; sampling; opportunity for photos.

Currently celebrating its 50th year as a College of Applied Arts and Technology, NC is a leader in applied education and a key contributor to the economies of Niagara and Ontario. A regional college with global reach, NC offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs.