(August 31, 2009 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University is encouraging Thunder Bay businesses to welcome new and returning students through their on-street signage.
"We want to make all students - at all levels -- feel welcome," says Brendan Hughes, New Student Orientation & Commuter Services Officer with Lakehead University.
"Throughout the month of September, we are encouraging businesses to express their good wishes by posting a sign with the words 'Welcome Students' somewhere on their premises - preferably at street level, visible to traffic. Several businesses already do this, and we're hoping many more will join them."
"Students have a significant economic impact on the City and they contribute hundreds of volunteer hours with non-profit and charitable organizations," says Shari MacKenzie, Supervisor of Student Recruitment at Confederation College. "The 'Welcome Students' sign campaign is a fun and easy way for businesses to acknowledge their contribution."
"Kangas welcomes back students with open arms," says Calley Onchulenko, Manager of Kangas Sauna. "Their presence is always welcome."
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: There will be an opportunity for members of the media to photograph Brendan Hughes and Shari MacKenzie (plus College and University Students) beside the 'Welcome Students' sign at Kangas Sauna, 379 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 2 p.m.
For further information about the sign campaign, contact Brendan Hughes, New Student Orientation & Commuter Services Officer, 766-7290 (work) or 251-7020 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.