On August 18, members of the Ontario Federal Liberal Caucus – including the honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance – stopped at the Niagara College Teaching Winery for an informal, mix-and-mingle lunch as part of their strategic retreat.
While NC is no stranger to high-profile visitors, this visit made College history, with over 50 federal cabinet Ministers enjoying a taste of NC on the terrace overlooking the campus vineyard.
The Niagara College Executive Team were joined by Chair of the Board of Governors, Wendy Wing, incoming Chair Mishka Balsom, and NCSAC President Sam Jemison to greet the prominent Members of Parliament. Guests were served a special lunch prepared and served by NC and NCSAC staff and students.
“It was a great honour to host the Ontario Federal Liberal caucus for lunch and a remarkable opportunity to showcase our beautiful campus, our culinary and beverage programs, and our College’s welcoming, passionate and trailblazing nature,” said President Sean Kennedy.
The lunch was coordinated by Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre Vance Badawey, who recognized the College as an emblem of Niagara hospitality, highlighting our culinary and beverage expertise and our work training “the next generation of inspiration.”