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May 2014

Graphic design and Gaelic make a great combination!

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Hi everyone! I’m Leah Noble, and I’m working with the marvelous Margie Beaton, Director of Marketing and Design, here at the College, for five weeks! I’m a Graphic Design student at the Nova Scotia Community College, and part of NSCC’s two-year diploma in Design is a great five-week work term where students get to work on the job with a working designer. I absolutely love Margie’s work — you see it here on the website! and in any ads and posters, and other promotional materials the College puts out — and so I jumped at the chance to work with her. (Margie in turn is an alumni of the same program that I am taking!)

I grew up in Baddeck, just down the road from the College, and have always known about the Gaelic College’s existence and use as a venue for conferences, weddings, and Celtic Colours, but I was never a student here in any of the Gaelic Arts. Last summer when I came to the campus to take in a production of Bev Brett’s play “Out of Black Cove,” I was blown away to learn the history of how the college was founded, by AWR MacKenzie and his wife Angie, and how it has contributed to the local and global Gaelic culture for seventy-five years. That’s amazing! And the place is still going strong.

Now that I’m spending time here daily, working with Margie behind the scenes of the upcoming KitchenFest! and all the other daily workings of the College, I must say that I’m blown away again by the Gaelic College. There is so much more going on here than I had realized! The staff that I’ve met are all talented, friendly and devoted to their work, which sure makes for a fun and lively workplace. The office where I’m working with Margie is right next to the Tartan Room on the second floor of the admin building, where the kilt makers Ann Cantwell and Jenni MacLean work, and just down the hall from the offices of Rodney MacDonald, CEO, Jennifer Daisley, CFO, Gail Montgomery, the Hospitality Manager, Joyce MacDonald, Gaelic Director, and Colin MacDonald, Gaelic Culture Interpreter, and above the bustling Craft Shop (which I’ll feature that in an upcoming post). The lunch room here is a happening spot! The staff are working on so many different things, from organizing the upcoming KitchenFest!, to planning and registering students for the Summer School, to traveling around working in education and outreach in the Gaelic community, that I’m beginning to think there is no word for “bored” in the Gaelic language.

Although, if I want to know for sure, I’ll just go down the hall and ask Colin or Joyce!

Anyway, thanks for taking a read and you’ll be hearing from me again. Bruidhinnidh sinn ann a’ uine goirid! (We’ll be talking soon!)

Director of Hospitality, Gail Montgomery, busy as a bee!

Director of Hospitality, Gail Montgomery, busy as a bee!

Joyce - the Gaelic Director extraordinaire!

Joyce – the Gaelic Director extraordinaire!

 

Colin, up front and center

Colin, up front and center

CFO Jennifer, handling the dough!

CFO Jennifer, handling the dough!

Kiltmakers Ann and Jenni with a couple of kilts in the works

Kiltmakers Ann and Jenni with a couple of kilts in the works

The marketing department - cranking it out with Margie

The marketing department – cranking it out with Margie

If you see this guy, you have arrived! Come on in for a visit!

If you see this guy, you have arrived! Come on in for a visit!

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