Steve Burgess Memorial Race Registration Open

Steve Burgess Memorial Race Registration Open

The GPRC Wolves X-Country running team, is pleased to host the 2017 Steve Burgess Memorial cross-country running race. The race honors the memory of Steve Burgess, a true friend of the local running and cross-country skiing communities, who passed away in 2001.

We are proud to be a part of the 2017 New Balance XC series, and to be Race #3 in the 2017 ACAC X-C Grand Prix Series which brings elite collegiate runners from across the province to the Peace Country.

The race will be held at the Wapiti Nordic Ski and is open to all ages and abilities. The course starts and finishes at the Biathlon stadium, and navigates a number of x-country skiing trails and challenging hills, encompassing dirt, sand, and forest trails which is suitable for spikes or flats.

To register online and learn more about the race, please visit

Welcome, Nabil!

Welcome, Nabil!

We are happy to welcome Nabil Marouf as our new Research Project Coordinator at GPRC’s NBDC-TAC! Nabil is a scientist who has worked in Grande Prairie for near five years in various roles from public health projects manager and analytical support to psycho-social aid and training’s on resilience techniques against stress, a skill he put to use helping Fort McMurray residents and professionals in the aftermath of the 2016 wildfire.

Like most scientists, Nabil has nurtured a lifelong passion for learning and sharing. It was his eagerness for new experiences that first brought him to NBDC-TAC. “I’m a scientific adventurer who likes to learn and to be inspired. There’s nothing more inspiring than the noble task of saving the bees, at least to try to help.”

Part of Nabil’s mandate while he is here is to work on completing the National Survey of Bee Health, an NBDC-TAC four-year project that began in 2014. “It’s a challenge, another exciting one” said Nabil. The National Survey aims to establish a bee health database for Canadian beekeepers by collecting and analyzing bee samples from across the country. The project is the first of its kind in Canada, and will help bring Canada up to the same standards as other top-ranking beekeeping nations of the world.

Nabil is aware of the importance of his role to the success of its mission. To Nabil, bee health is more than just a science experiment: it is the future. “If we don’t care about the bees, we don’t care about the environment we’re living in. About what we are eating, what we are giving to our kids and the next generations. The bee is a good indicator of the health status of our environment. It’s definitively the future of the world!”

As Nabil tackles the newest challenge in his life, he is excited to do it alongside the outstanding team at GPRC’s NBDC-TAC – almost as excited as we are to have him here.

Welcome, Nabil!

38 ACAC Academic Awards for GPRC Wolves

38 ACAC Academic Awards for GPRC Wolves

GPRC athletes represent our community and region across the province and across Canada. They are ambassadors of not only GPRC but our region. Not only do our athletes excel in their sport of choice but also in the classroom.

We are so excited to share with our community that our GPRC Wolves were recently awarded with 38 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Academic Awards!

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball 5th year graduated player Michelle Gauthier, and 2nd year libero, McKenna Wolstenholme, are two of thirty-eight student athletes to receive the 2016-17 ACAC Academic Athlete Award.

GPRC Wolves Volleyball players Michelle Gauthier and McKenna Wolstenholme with their ACAC Academic Awards. The girls were 2 of 38 players recognized by ACAC this season.

These awards are presented to student-athletes who achieve academic honours standing as defined by each particular institution.  The award applies to athletes in all sanctioned ACAC sports who have used a year of eligibility in the academic year for which the award is presented.  To be eligible, a student-athlete must achieve honours standing in at least one semester, and present honours standing with a combined GPA for two terms of attendance.

GPRC Wolves takes pride in the efforts of our student athletes and their commitment to academic excellence. We are all Wolves at GPRC and want to congratulate all those honoured. Be proud of your accomplishments!


Sydney Andres Basketball – W
Stanley Bateman Basketball – M
Kailey Bratland Cross Country/Indoor Track
Ashley Camsell Cross Country
Cavan Chong Basketball – M
Jaden Cross Volleyball – W
Jill Cole Basketball – W
Janelle Dentinger Volleyball – W
Jarrod Dextrase Volleyball – M
Michelle Gauthier Volleyball – W
Shelby Gitzel Soccer – W
Emily Groenenboom Volleyball – W
Kennedy Hall Soccer – W
Maria Houle Cross Country/Indoor Track
Megan Hopkins Cross Country/Indoor Track
Megan Koch Volleyball – W
Emma Lainchbury Basketball – W
Mitchell Luck Volleyball – M
Karina Manz Cross Country/Indoor Track
Janai Martens Soccer – W
Derek McKnight Basketball – M
Daxton Moen Volleyball – M
David Morgan Volleyball – M
Kellen Morris Basketball – M
Brook Robert Soccer – W
Logan Rempel Basketball – M
Christie Shephard Cross Country/Indoor Track
Aneta Skurski Soccer – W
Andrea Snider Cross Country/Indoor Track
Jarred St. Arnault Cross Country/Indoor Track
Jamie Strauss Volleyball – W
Reid Toews Volleyball – M
Linnaea Vanderzwan Basketball – W
Kate Winterford Soccer – W
Brandon Wladyko Cross Country/Indoor Track
McKenna Wolstenholme Volleyball – W
Hassan Yusuf Soccer – M
Stefanie Zahara Volleyball – W
O’Hallahan back in O’Canada

O’Hallahan back in O’Canada

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball Alumna, Kelly O’Hallahan joins the Sport Camp Program as assistant coach for the Basketball Elite Camp being held August 18-20.

O’Hallahan who is currently playing professional basketball in Ireland, has made her mark on the Irish basketball scene by winning the 2017 Basketball Ireland Player of the Year. Her significant contribution led her team, the Marble City Hawks, to win the Ireland Division 1 National League Championship this season.

During her Wolves career, O’Hallahan achieved much success, and in her 2013/14 season was the only player to be featured in the top 10 of 5 major statistical categories, confirming her athletic talent and versatility. As a multiple Athlete of the Week nominee, and 2013 GPRC Wolves Female Athlete of the Year, O’Hallahan was also a two-time ACAC All-Conference Player, and CCAA All Canadian.

Always an asset to our program, we are pleased to have Kelly back on home turf. Welcome back to the Pack!

For more Sport Camp information and registration, please visit

President’s Scholarship Award

President’s Scholarship Award

GPRC is excited to announce a new entrance award for Alberta students starting college in September 2017!

This award is a scholarship that covers full tuition and fees for the first year of studies at GPRC and will be granted to the five top students entering their first year at GPRC, in any program of study.

Here is the best part – every 2017 Alberta high school graduate is eligible for this award!

All you need to do is apply for admission to GPRC by August 1, 2017 and you are automatically considered for one of the five awards being offered. If you are selected for this scholarship, you must confirm registration to GPRC and acceptance of the award offer by August 15th in order to receive it. So keep checking your email!

So what are you waiting for? Apply now! Let’s get your started on a path to a career you’ll love!

The GPRC President’s Scholarship Awards will be awarded annually to Alberta high school graduates who apply to GPRC by August 1 of the year in which they graduate from High School. GPRC will identify applicants from Alberta high schools with the highest averages in their high school core subjects, based on transcripts received from the Government of Alberta.