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Algonquin alum recognized for her incredible achievements

Algonquin College is recognizing Collinda Joseph with the Changing Lives Award.
Photo/Algonquin College website.

Collinda Joseph still has to pinch herself when she thinks of competing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing, where she and her teammates ended up winning the bronze medal in wheelchair curling. 

Now, Algonquin College is recognizing her win and other achievements with the Changing Lives Award, part of the Alumni of Distinction Awards, an honour she told The Sam Laprade Show on Sept. 22 that she is humbled and thrilled to receive. 

A graduate of the Public Relations program at Algonquin College, Joseph said she still remembers starting in 1989 and the friends she made she still has today. 

“It was an incredible experience,” she said. “I think we all had this really great camaraderie, and we got along really well.”

She still smiles every time she drives by the school, thinking about the fond memories she made there. 

Joseph added that her Algonquin education helped her become a better advocate and understand how to connect with people. 

CityNews' own Sam Laprade is receiving a Creative Arts and Design award during the ceremony, which is being held Sept. 29 at Algonquin's Ottawa campus.

Listen to the full interview with Collinda Joseph below: 

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