PRESS RELEASE: Bhutanese Seniors’ Garden Harvesting collaborative partnerships
September 14, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: Bhutanese Seniors’ Garden
Harvesting collaborative partnerships
Lethbridge – September 2018: For Immediate Release
Join Lethbridge Family Services on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 10:00 am
at the Bhutanese Seniors’ Garden Harvest, on campus at Lethbridge College.
Help us support our lovely, hard-working and always smiling, Bhutanese Seniors, celebrate their garden harvest and produce donation to Lethbridge College Students’ Foodbank and Lethbridge Foodbank.
: Monday, September 17, 2018
: 10:00 am (join us for snacks!)
: South East of the campus: near the Aqauculture building
This is the fourth year for the Garden project, which has already donated thousands of pounds of produce back to the community annually; and we are having a banner year!
Najib Mangal, Community Connection Volunteer Program Manager, Lethbridge Family Services states, “We are proud to continue working with Lethbridge College! Our Bhutanese seniors have become family around campus; their energy is so positive and generous”.
J. P. Gentile, Campus Recreation Manager, adds, “Lethbridge College believes that together, we are building collaborative partnerships with like-minded community organizations, to help build a brighter future and better tomorrow for Lethbridge and Community”.
The Bhutanese Seniors group is a club comprised of former refugees who work to learn the language and social skills in Canada. Lethbridge is home to 20 percent of Canada’s Bhutanese population: 1,200+ Bhutanese newcomers live in our community, which is the highest per capita of any city in Canada. Lethbridge itself became a preferred destination due to excellent support systems through Lethbridge Family Services, Immigrant Services Department; easy access to transportation and amenities; and importantly, retains strong ties with a growing community of Bhutanese newcomers.
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social and health services organization in Lethbridge and has been operating since 1910. LFS helps over 7,000 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of four key Departments; Home Support Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling, Outreach & Education, and DaCapo disAbility Services alongside 380 employees.
JP Gentile Najib Mangal
Campus Recreation Manager Community Connection Volunteer Mgr
Lethbridge College Lethbridge Family Services