Fall Festival Brings UC and Seminary Students Together
Rain wasn’t going to hold back the excitement of Tyndale’s 2012 Fall Festival. The atmosphere was buzzing with live music, carnival games, bouncy castles and much more. Janney Kim, Vice President of Student Activities for the University College, states that this was the first time in ten years Tyndale’s UC and Seminary student councils collaborated to spark up the annual fall tradition.
Janney says that “the willingness of the students, the willingness of the staff and faculty, wanting to help and contribute has been overwhelming. That’s what community is all about.”
Tyndale’s President, Dr. Gary Nelson says “there’s a new student spirit... a new connectedness between seminary and UC. It’s been neat to see the student association doing that.”
An epic feature of the day was Dr. Nelson being dunked several times in the dunk tank to raise money for the student scholarship fund. Despite having to fly out to Newfoundland the next day, Dr. Nelson was cheerful and excited about the sense community this was bringing to Tyndale.
According to the student association, Tyndale’s Chancellor, Stephanie Ling, will be donating $1000 to the scholarship fund as a result of Dr. Nelson being dunked five times in the tank—a fun and exciting proposal given to the student association team by the chancellor herself. All other proceeds made from the Fall Festival will also be contributed to the student scholarship fund.
Students and staff are looking forward to next year’s Fall Festival which will be held at the new Bayview campus.