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Enriching Lives and Fulfilling Dreams


Engage the athlete in all of us

Experience ● Performance ● Excellence


Welcome Messages

Niagara College is an exciting place, one that you can explore, discover, and make your own.  Students, faculty, and staff are continuously creating new and inspired approaches to their work, study, and play on campus. 

We are proud of our tremendous facilities that are home to a variety of College activities including varsity athletics, intramurals, fitness classes, and recreation activities.  The College is a place where the community gathers to meet, play, compete, and celebrate – I hope you will join us!

I encourage you to visit the Athletic Centre in Welland and our facilities at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and take part in a wellness activity that speaks to you.  We are proud of the culture here at Niagara College, and hope you’ll join us to see what it’s all about.


Dr. Dan Patterson


The Niagara College department of athletics and recreation is proud to provide students with a full range of programming designed to enhance and enrich the NC student experience. Our facilities, fitness classes, intramural sports, extramural teams, and intercollegiate program are designed to give all Niagara College students a chance to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are proud of our rich history, and our nine varsity programs represent both NC and Niagara Region with great pride across Canada. 

I am truly excited to be a part of the Niagara College community, and look forward to working with members of the Knights family to build on our culture of high performance, and helping to raise the profile of the entire Niagara Region sport system.

Michele O'Keefe
Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation