Abbott open house draws record numbers
As many as 2,500 families visited John Abbott College last Saturday during the first of two open houses being held this academic year.
JAC communications director Debbie Cribb said the visit topped last year’s number by at least 500 families.
“We count how many families come rather than individual people and we gave out at least 2,500 visitor bags this year,” Cribb said, adding other English CEGEPS are also reporting strong turnouts for their open houses.
“We keep in close contact.... We know Vanier’s open house was also really busy (a week ago.)”
Cribb says most CEGEPs are bracing for another record year in terms of admission applications and feels families are really planning ahead.
“We’re in one of those years where there are a lot of kids who will apply so people probably want to get a good idea of which school will work for them,” she noted.
John Abbott will host another open house sometime in February.
Meanwhile, JACs annual Loonie Line fundraiser, which was held on October 21, raised $13,072.
The money collected will go to the JAC Student Emergency Fund that, among other things, aids low income students who may fall on hard times or those in danger or having to drop out of school due to a lack of money.
The fund also helps stock the school’s student food bank shelves.
The next Student Emergency Fund event open to the public will be an All You Can Eat breakfast being held November 24 in the Stewart Hall cafeteria. For tickets or information, call 514 457-6610.
Prospective students and their parents descended in record numbers on John Abbott College last Saturday.