Open the Doors Campaign: Education Gala

On November 17th, the TRUFA Open the Doors Campaign came to a conclusion with the celebration of the FPSE sponsored “Education Gala” in Vancouver attended by TRUFA President Tom Friedman. At the event, winners of the Education Contest were announced and their stories were shared. The event was live-streamed to campuses across the province and to our own TRUFA-hosted viewing party at The Den in the CAC Building.

From 6:30 until 10 pm, we hosted students and gave away prizes (including gift certificates to The TRU Bookstore, passes to the Kamloops Film Series) as part of the celebration of our our successful campaign here at TRU and in the Kamloops community.

Here, students and faculty members enjoy the food and prizes at the viewing party at The Den.

The TRUFA Communications Committee has successfully hosted several events on campus (you may have seen us in front of Old Main with our now famous cupcakes) and out in the local community (at the Kamloops Labour Day Picnic and at The Kamloops Farmer’s Market) in order to raise awareness about the crisis in funding levels for BC universities and colleges. With 1,746 signed education pledges from the TRU and local Kamloops community, it is clear that we support investment in post-secondary education in this province.

Here, TRUFA Communications Officer, Jack Massalski hands over our 1,746 pledge cards to FPSE’s Weldon Cowan.


Congratulations to all of our contest winners and many thanks to all those who attended our Gala Party at The Den!

For more information about the Open the Doors Campaign and to sign a pledge online visit:


Some memories from the TRU Faculty Association Open The Doors Campaign



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