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Increased enrolment leads to more MICA events at Assiniboine

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September 17, 2018

Assiniboine Community College has doubled the first-year intake of both its Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs this year at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts (MICA).

As a result, events that underscore the programs’ curriculum have increased to ensure that every student has authentic ‘learn by doing’ experiences.

“These events are integral to the curriculum in our hospitality programs, and we appreciate the public’s unwavering support over the years to attend,” said Dave Perkins, Interim Dean of Agriculture & Environment.

“Tickets and reservations to events at MICA sell out quickly year after year, so it’s a bonus for the community that there are more opportunities to secure tickets to events this academic year.”

First up in the MICA event season is Harvest on the Hill, an annual fall event where students present beers from around the globe and highlight locally grown food pairings. The event is held near the college’s sustainable greenhouse at the North Hill campus in Brandon and offers the public the chance to explore current applied research projects underway in between bites and sips.

This year, a second night has been added to Harvest on the Hill, meaning those interested can call in for tickets to attend either October 11 or 12at the cost of $75/person. Phone lines for tickets open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 20. Guests must be 18 or older to attend.

Holiday Buffet, which features traditional and contemporary holiday dishes, will follow on December 12 and 13.

In the New Year, the college’s treasured Grey Owl restaurant will have six additional nights, adding weekend reservations into the mix. That event is scheduled to run January 21 to February 15, 2019.

And rounding out the academic year is the International Wine & Food Festival, which will have a second night added and run April 25 and 26, 2019.

For all the details about upcoming events at Assiniboine, visit assiniboine.net/events.

Contact:
Danielle Adriaansen, Director Public Affairs
(204) 725-8717