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In commemoration of the Canyon Country Campus’ five-year anniversary this fall, College of the Canyons will host a community wide Open House Celebration designed to welcome visitors of all ages onto campus for a fun filled afternoon of events and activities.

“We are proud of the continued development of the campus since it opened five years ago. Its growth demonstrates our commitment to providing resources and creating opportunities for local residents to achieve their educational goals,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook.  “The Open House offers a chance to not only celebrate what we have accomplished, but also inspire the next class of students to take advantage of all the campus has to offer.”

The Canyon Country Campus Fifth Anniversary Community Open House Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the campus’ main quad area, located adjacent to Cougar Way and the Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

At the event, potential students and parents looking to learn more about the college’s various academic and career training programs, or how to get a jump start on the process to become a student, will be able to get the information they need during one of several information workshops taking place throughout the day.

The day’s activities will also include a no-host barbeque lunch prepared by Canyons Café, along with other snacks, sweets and treats being provided free of charge by the college’s Associated Student Government (ASG). A number of local food vendors are also expected to be on hand with goods for sale.

All attendees will also be entered to win one of several prizes being raffled away at the conclusion of the event.

Upon arrival, Open House visitors will have the opportunity to experience the campus through a series of casual, self-guided tour stops, which will showcase various classroom, laboratories and instructional spaces — including the Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC), Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center and community garden areas.

Other stops along the way will feature the campus’ computer lounge, art room and learning center, along with a special presentation highlighting the campus’ transformation over the last five years.

Throughout the tour, visitors will also have access to several faculty led interactive instruction demos in disciplines including automotive technology, biological and environmental science, solar technology, anthropology and theatre arts.

Guests who complete the tour and have their event program stamped at each stop along the way, will receive additional raffle tickets, providing an even greater chance to win a prize and join in the celebration.

“Fueled by innovative facilities, an active student life, bustling classrooms and a beautiful natural setting, the Canyon Country campus continues to thrive,” said Ryan Theule, acting Dean of the Canyon Country campus. “Our five year anniversary celebration will be a wonderful chance for us to commemorate all that has been accomplished in that time, along with the continued opportunities available to students at COC.”

After the tour, guests will be invited back to the main quad area for the afternoon’s live entertainment, provided by local rock band Soto 3, which is comprised of current and former COC students.

In addition, the ECE Center will be hosting a number of children’s games and activities that the entire family can enjoy.

The College of the Canyons Canyon Country Campus is located at 17262 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. For more information about the campus’ Fifth Anniversary Community Open House Celebration please call (661) 362-3802 or visit www.canyons.edu/Offices/CCC.

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