CNC Spring Picnic Event

It is the time of year when we all need a break from our academic routine to just relax and have some fun. This is one of the best opportunities to hang out and enjoy the outdoors.

This year’s west coast winter, which may have been windy and wet, lasted until the end of April. The CNC staff had been waiting for a good reason to organise an outside event for quite some time, and since it was predicted to be sunny the next day, we made a last-minute picnic event. Although it was surprising to hear the rain on the window in the morning, it stopped raining and got warmer in the afternoon, as if the weather was celebrating our school event!

We went to Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. We took a path along the sea wall, passing by Canada Place. Students, particularly those who had recently arrived in Canada, enjoyed seeing the Sea Bus sail to North Vancouver and the sea aircraft take off and land.

This event provided an excellent opportunity for students who began the programme at different times to get to know one another. Students enjoyed playing catch and Frisbees on a beautiful grass area. We also had pizza and a snack with pops next to the spray park. The administrative team was delighted to chat with many students, sharing our experiences in Canada as newcomers.

Though it was a quick and brief outdoor event, this spring picnic event allowed students, instructors, and staff to get to know one another and enjoy the sunshine. We were thrilled to present them with a lovely area where they could enjoy the gorgeous summer in Vancouver.

We hope to organise another school event this summer!

About Cloud Nine College

Cloud Nine College is a premier vocational (Co-Op) college offering a range of specialized co-op courses and comprehensive Intensive English Programs, including test preparation courses for IELTS and general and business ESL courses to international students. It coordinates its programs uniquely in such ways that students can advance their education to the next level at universities and job opportunities.  

CNC is also an online education platform offering online certificate, diploma, higher diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs progressing to online and offline undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded by various educational institutions and universities around the world.

Cloud Nine College started as a language training institution back in 2010 and now has expanded into providing career training programs:  

  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Diploma  
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Certificate  
  • International Trade and Business Management Co-op Diploma  
  • Professional Sales Co-op Certificate  

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“Natsuki” is from Fukuoka, a beautiful city in Japan. Biking, swimming, and walking along the Seawall in Downtown Vancouver with her three daughters are her passion. After completing the Associate Degree of History from Langara College, she has started her new professional career in the education field as an administrative assistant at Cloud Nine College.