TRU event a successful fundraiser

Letter to the editor from Brian Garland discusses the success of a fundraiser at TRU, Williams Lake campus.

Editor:

Thompson Rivers University, our local university, recently held a very successful fundraising event.

It was the first of what is to become an annual event to raise funds for bursaries to help local students partially offset their cost of secondary education at our local university.

This was the main purpose of the celebrated gala and it exceeded the goal of $30,000 set by the organizing group.

The final accounts are nearly completed and the actual total will be close to $37,500.

Thank you to the donors and sponsors, and thank you to the dozens of volunteers who worked tirelessly and in a short timeframe. Their efforts successfully provided financial means, as well as a wonderful evening of entertainment and great fellowship for the supporters who attended.

Our co-chairs David Hall and Betty Turatus put together committees that knew the importance of the cause and knew how to get it done.

What an amazing example of volunteers and community coming together.

Several local students will now have incentive to continue their education and enrollment in our local TRU. Increased enrollment will help our goals to make TRU a bigger and better university in our own city.

Every participant should be proud of their hard work and success and the realization of what really happened for TRU and the future for students, and our local economy. The assurance that we will continue to be a university city now and in the future is our primary goal.

 

Brian Garland

TRU Grit Group

Williams Lake

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