Student Blog

Booth UC Heritage Week: Remember, Celebrate, Share

February 9, 2016

There have been many events that have happened last week for Booth UC’s annual Heritage Week. For those who do not know, Heritage Week celebrates the legacy of Booth UC and explains where it has come from:

“Booth University College is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. This means that the ethos of the University College is shaped by the Army’s commitment to the historic Christian faith and its deep involvement in ministry in the world; that the University College is rooted in the Wesleyan theological tradition that couples holiness of life with an ecumenical embrace of other Christians; and that the University College is linked to The Salvation Army internationally and seeks to serve in that global context.”
– Booth UC 2015/2016 Academic Calendar

In celebration of this, there were a lot of events that have happened last week:

  1. On Monday there was a cake and coffee for all students to help start off the week. It was a delicious chocolate and cream cheese icing cake with coffee and tea. Everyone from students and staff join and enjoyed their fair share.
  2. We had not 1, not 2 but 3 different clothing donations for all different causes collecting a variety of items. The first one was collecting winter gear for Syrian refugees. Especially for those coming to Winnipeg, they need warm clothing to battle the “Winterpeg” reputation.
  3. The second donation was to help support S.N.O.W. Night (Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets) which is run by the Salvation Army on Thursday February 18th and concluding on the 19th. It provides a supportive and safe atmosphere for one night for those involved in the sex trade industry. The collection involves all new lady garments like pajamas and personal grooming supplies to give to these ladies that are in this industry.
  4. The third donation also is support of S.N.O.W. night but in a different way. Staff and students donated old clothes that will be sold this week to the student body to help raise funds for different items that the S.N.O.W. night still needs.
  5. The final event that was held was a combined Chapel service here at Booth UC. We partnered with CFOT (College for Officer Training) and held a chapel service to look back into the past and to look forward into our future of this school. The service featured a combined brass band accompanying the songs and testimonials from current and past students. It was a moving experience to hear from those who have been here and for those who are going through it right now; everyone took something away from the Heritage Week Chapel service.

This was just a glimpse into what has happened this week; hopefully those who could not attend can come next year!

Emma Gerard,
Student Ambassador