“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.
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.
Congratulations to Kenny Johnson for being nominated the ACAC and CCAAAthlete 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.
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!
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
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.