Brescia Movie Mania! – In Support of Mission Services

February 1, 2010


                                                      Four students in Brescia’s Exploring Leadership course are hosting “Brescia Movie Mania” on February 4 to raise funds for Mission Services. Shown here (left to right) are Nicole Swinton, Meagan Zettler, and Alexis   Rowlinson. Missing is  Tony Shen.

Brescia Movie Mania! – In Support of Mission Services

Brescia University College students are sharing warmth and compassion with their community this winter through a series of events planned as part of the new Exploring Leadership course to collect money and other necessary gifts for charitable organizations.

This week first-year student Meagan Zettler and her group will host “Brescia Movie Mania” on Thursday, February 4 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Auditorium in support of the Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter and the Men’s Missions and Rehabilitation Centre of the Mission Services of London. The $5 ticket price includes free popcorn and two movies, Zombieland and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. There will also be a small silent auction with gift baskets from places like Angelo’s Bakery and Tim Horton’s. Cash donations or gently used clothing will be accepted that night as well.

As part of the new Exploring Leadership 1031 course at Brescia University College, students were encouraged to form small groups who would lead a community event and then present the strategy, results of the activity, and lessons learned. Eight projects are being organized by student groups in the class, including toy drives, “Adopt a family for Christmas”, and a self-defense for women workshop. Zettler said, “We have all definitely grown as people. Regardless of how the event turns out, we have all changed as leaders. That’s what this course is all about.”

Brescia has a long history of developing women leaders. Its founders – the Ursuline Sisters – were front runners in developing leadership among women. The College continues this tradition through its ongoing focus of educating women and providing our students with leadership opportunities through their educational experience at Brescia.

Principal Colleen Hanycz said, “To see this form of service leadership at Brescia is very exciting. You cannot imagine how proud I am to be associated with these ‘leadership labs’ for our students and for the broader community.”

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Brescia  University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated  with The University   of Western Ontario. The  1,100 women registered as either full or part-time students at Brescia study a wide  variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and  invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all  backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please visit

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