GPRC Work Out of the Week: October 30, 2017

GPRC Work Out of the Week: October 30, 2017

Unsure of what to do when you go to the GPRC Fitness Centre? Are you in the same boring workout routine? The Advanced Methodologies class Workouts of the Week (WOW’s) are a great solution!

Each week a different student provides a new workout with a warm up, workout, cool down, as well as useful tips and pointers!

Workout of the weeks posters can be found in two locations around our Grande Prairie campus!

  1.  Located at the bottom of the stairs into the weight room and
  2.  Located by the water fountain at the top of the stairs in the weight room.












This week’s workout is brought to you by Lisa Ouellet, a second-year student in the Personal Training Program here at GPRC.

“I believe that it is never too late to discover fitness and create your own best self. I myself found fitness later in life and know first hand what it can do for you physically and emotionally.  I also know how difficult it can be to learn how to put yourself first.”- Lisa Ouellet.

Head down to the Fitness Centre to see this week’s workout and learn more about its creator.

PEAK Student For A Day!

PEAK Student For A Day!

Are you interested in becoming a personal trainer, physiotherapist, chiropractor, professional team coach, recreation program coordinator, or a physical education teacher? Maybe you are considering being a strength and conditioning specialist, a sport psychologist or a kinesiologist? Everything starts here!

Be sure to mark your calendars next week, November 2 to be exact, for the PEAK departments Student for a Day. This is a great day for prospective students to come to the college and experience GPRC in an immersive full day event.  Grade 11 and 12 students are welcome to find out what it’s really like to be a Physical Education and Kinesiology student.

Student for a Day is a fantastic way to discover the different types of programs offered, meet instructors and current students, and get a taste for what areas you may want to explore.

The day will consist of five different sessions lead by professors in order to give students an idea of some of the classes they could take. Attendees will be treated to lunch and given the opportunity to meet other like minded students with an interest in physical education and kinesiology.


If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity make sure to register by October 30th.

For more information contact Joanne Porta:

Call: 780.539.2063 or email:

Kenny Johnson: ACAC and CCAA Athlete of the Week!

Kenny Johnson: ACAC and CCAA Athlete of the Week!

The Grande Prairie Wolves basketball team take on the Keyano Huskies in their home opener of the 2017-18 ACAC basketball season.

Congratulations to Kenny Johnson for being nominated the ACAC and CCAA Athlete of the Week this week.

The 5th year Guard put up a dominant performance this past weekend, scoring 34 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals on Friday night.

He followed that up Saturday afternoon with 42 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals.

This performance helped the Wolves split the weekend series against Lakeland College, and this is even more impressive when considering the double-teaming and full court pressure applied by the Rustlers.

Kenny’s hard work and persistence inspired his teammates to push past their comfort zone resulting in a solid team effort.

Way to go Kenny!

Meet your 2017/18 Education Ambassadors

Meet your 2017/18 Education Ambassadors

The Education Ambassadors are a service group within GPRC, here to help you find the resources you need to succeed. We attended two days of training to prepare for service.  We’re ready!  We have become a connected group of friends who are excited about getting you connected as well.  We want every student to have an awesome experience at GPRC!

GPRC Education Ambassadors 2017/18.

We are;

TammyBusiness Diploma Accounting Major, 2nd year 

“I volunteer as a Director on three different Non-Profit Boards and offer slave labor to 2 others.”

Logan  –  Personal Trainer Program, 1st year

“I spent a month on a missions trip to Tanzania and had the opportunity to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro.”

JarredBachelor of Education Secondary, 2nd year

“I’ve planted trees all over Northern Alberta and I’m planning to transfer companies to plant in BC next year.”

Raymund  – Business Diploma Accounting Major, 2nd year 

“I used to attend a special science High School which requires at least two national exams and an interview just to get in to the program.”

Mackenzie  –   Bachelor of Education, 2nd year

“I was part of two different pilot choirs to try and bring a music program to my schools.”

Natalie  –  Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2nd year

“I won first place in an international Disney graphic art competition.”

Wesli  –  Bachelor of Science, Nursing

“I backpacked around Vietnam for 2 weeks and spent a short time in Seoul South Korea.”

Casey  –   Bachelor of Arts Transfer – to Law

“I was Miss Northern BC 2010 and was able to attend the Vancouver Olympic events with my titles.” 🙂

Nysha  –  Open Studies to Bachelor of Education Secondary

“I did 2 years of high school wrestling, 1 in Edmonton Wresting club, have a gold in provincials and silver in Alberta Winter games.” 🙂

Corry  –  Bachelor of Arts, 1st year

“I was the over all kitchen manager and baker this year at the Bear Creek Folk Festival in Muskoseepi Park.”

Heather  –  BComm Public Sector Managment

“I started my education in the Peace Area in Beaverlodge and completed my highschool diploma in Kamloops then I started my college career here at GPRC and will be completing my degree online through TRU in Kamloops.”

Rachel  –  Personal Trainer Program, 1st year

“I know two languages, English and French and have a French cultural background.  Happily married & two wonderful teenagers.  Caught a 60 lb halibut in Alaska that had to be shot with a handgun before being brought into the boat.”

Zach  –   University Transfers going into Bachelors of Social Work, 1st year

“When I was in Elementary I was the schools anthem singer and continued singing and winning Kwanis in Lethbridge.”

Shorna  –  Academic Upgrading to Nursing.

“I am studying abroad (here at GPRC) and away from my hometown.”

Alexis  –  Business Diploma Accounting Major, 2nd year

“I competed in the Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition in Lethbridge in March as part of GPRC’s Business Case Team. I was one of the first First Year students to not only make the team but I also presented the case.”

Makayla  –  Bachelor of Education Secondary, 2nd year

“I’m a lifeguard.”

Chelsea  – University Transfer Science

“I speak three languages fluently; Indonesian, English, and Javanese (from the island of Java near Indonesia). I also have studied Mandarin for four years, and I can understand a bit here and there.”

We, as Education Ambassadors, are excited to bring you several programs aimed at your well-being.  Watch for further details as we roll them out!

Do you have any ideas of great events we could host to make your GPRC experience fun, encouraging, empowered, and successful?  Are their any services you need that you haven’t found?  Feel free…more than free; feel welcome and comfortable approaching any of us with any ideas or questions you have.


One of your  GPRC Education Ambassadors!

You can reach out to your Education Ambassadors in person or by emailing

Thank You, Servus Credit Union!

Thank You, Servus Credit Union!

Servus Credit Union recently gave a $50,000 donation in support of student awards at GPRC.

Dara Campbell, Servus Credit Union, Regional Manager Business Banking (middle) presenting a $50,000 donation to Carmen Haakstad, Vice-President External Relations (left) and Jennifer Robertson from GPRC Student Services (right).

The funds donated established an endowment for student awards in perpetuity.

Servus Credit Union used to serve regional learners through a Servus Scholarship program, but have recently decided that its support is better served through the creation of endowments.

“The contribution is self-sustaining and therefore will continue to support students for many years in the future,” says Dara Campbell, Servus Credit Union, Regional Manager Business Banking. “An endowment supports GPRC and its foundation at the same time as supporting its student body.  It also makes it easier for students to know about scholarships and bursaries available to them through working directly with Student Services.”

Servus has been pleased to work with GPRC to address the specific needs for the College’s students and GPRC is very appreciative of the work Servus has done.

Thanks to this donation, eligible students will have another possible bursary to apply for to lessen the burden of post-secondary education costs.

 Specifics about this Bursary: 

  • Recipient must be a full time student and have been an Alberta Resident for the past five years.
  • Recipient must demonstrate need (see next point) but also maintain a satisfactory Grade Point Average.
  • Recipient will have submitted a statement showing initiative to overcome financial, social or cultural challenges in order to attend post secondary education.

Servus Credit Union currently has endowments in post secondaries in the following locations:  Edmonton, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge.  It currently fund over $16,000 in annual scholarships and bursaries each year and will continue to select one college or university per year in locales where they do business to establish a new endowment for the foreseeable future.

Thank you Servus Credit Union for your generous donation and for your support of our region’s learners for years to come.