What do you love about birthdays? Is it the cake, or the gifts? I’m going to be totally honest with you here, and you might think I’m weird if you don’t already, but my favourite part of birthdays is hiding in the dark waiting to shout SURPRISE!!
That’s exactly what CultureWorks did this week! On July 1st it is CULTUREWORKS’ 15th BIRTHDAY!!! To mark the occasion we organized a reverse surprise party for all of our university partners. It was awesome! Even though it was our birthday, we planned a stealth, province-wide sneak attack on the very people who have helped our mighty school to blossom over the last decade and a half.
We decided to celebrate our birthday by giving gifts, rather than receiving them. We wanted to celebrate the gifts our partners have given us over the years. The gift of enthusiasm. The gift of opportunity. The gift of collaboration.
As the first and biggest of its kind in Canada, CultureWorks has grown to become Ontario’s premier ESL & EAP school. Founded by Tina Bax, President, CultureWorks started as one location with four students in 1998 and has grown to six partner schools in three cities with 525 students. Over 3,000 students from 26 countries around the world have studied at CultureWorks. What makes our school so unique and innovative, is that we were the first in the country to offer international students conditional acceptance to post-secondary institutions. It’s ground-breaking innovation in education, and our spectacular students are the proof!
And who doesn’t like a good surprise, right? I tell ya, our partners sure did! Check out these great shots from our cross-campus birthday party.