Each fall, the Concordia community gathers for the 6.5 km Shuffle walkathon.
Hundreds of Shufflers walk from Concordia’s Sir George Williams Campus to the Loyola Campus and raise funds for student bursaries and scholarships — nearly $1.5 million since 1990.
This year, Côté lends his support to the Shuffle as a co-chair, together with Lisa Ostiguy, special advisor to the Provost on Campus Life, helping promote the fundraiser to the university community.
“It’s an excellent opportunity to support this great cause,” says Côté. At the inaugural Shuffle, 29 years ago, he was involved behind the scenes as director of the Financial Aid and Awards office. “One of our roles in the Financial Aid and Awards office was to help determine how Shuffle proceeds would be used to help students.”
Encouraging more Shufflers
Ostiguy has been Shuffling for more than 25 years. “I got involved in the Shuffle when I first started working at Concordia and I’ve been shuffling every year since.