Let’s get loonie

Laura Goher
Student Life Editor


Since 2003, the annual Loonie Line has raised funds for students here at John Abbott College. The campaign helps emphasizes the importance of lending a hand to peers, being generosity, and expressing compassion. It also helps build a sense of community within our college amongst teachers, staff, and students.

So what is the Loonie Line? On Tuesday, March 17th from 8 a.m.-1p.m., two-sided tape is stuck to the floor and wall through JAC’s hallways. The line starts from the doors of the Residence in Stewart Hall and ends at the Casgrain Sports Centre. The total length of the tape used will cover approximately 243 metres (800 feet).

All you have to do to join in is stick loonies or toonies onto the tape! All money collected from the Loonie Line (including several fundraising events associated with the cause) will be forwarded to the JAC Student Assistance Fund. This money will in turn be used to help students at the college in need of financial support.

According to last year’s statistics, over $160,000 has been raised in support of this cause since the start of the campaign. Help give back to your classmates by contributing to the Loonie Line!

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 10 on February 26th, 2020