Brandon post-secondary institutions thrilled with big success of ‘Big Hello’

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Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University are saying a fond “see you next year” to the friendly yellow “Big Hello” campaign.

The bright signs on boulevards, lawns and windows greeted students in Brandon all September long as they returned to campus for the fall semester.

It was the most successful year yet for the three-year partnership. It featured an expanded boulevard campaign, a business mailout, and an official Mayoral Proclamation to declare the first week in the month “Hello Students Week.”

The campaign also rewarded individuals, organizations and businesses who posted a “Big Hello” sign with a social media contest. Three winners were selected this week and are:

  • Allison Collins
  • Centum Mortgage Choice
  • Heritage Co-Op

Each is being delivered a ‘Paw Pack’ of prizes from Assiniboine and BU.

Everyone who participated in the campaign has earned a “Big Thanks” from both BU and Assiniboine, as well as the thousands of students who benefit from the tremendous community support that the month-long campaign demonstrated.

People who still have signs can return them to either institution, can store them until next September, or can recycle them.


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