The Academy Dare to Scare

The Academy Dare to Scare

Students helping students.


The Academy, which includes children ranging from grades 4-12 from different schools; 4-8 Alexander Forbes, 4-8 Ecole Montrose, 9-12 Charles Spencer began to donate to GPRC Room O’ Plenty 3 years ago.

A week before Halloween, students go out with flyers and inform people they will be coming by on Halloween to collect food. This year there was approximately 100 students plus their parents and staff volunteers who went out and collected food.

This year, 2,240 lbs of non-perishable food was donated this year to GPRC Room O’ Plenty from Dare to Scare, The Academy. The biggest year yet!



Thank you to the students of The Academy for their time, support and passion to this cause. It’s greatly appreciated, and we’re so excited for next year.

Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

GPRC Art Club

GPRC Art Club

Some of you may have seen the Ambassador Creations tables during September’s community hours. This was an initiative taken on by Education Ambassador and Art Club President Danielle Ribar who strives to share art and creativity with all students at GPRC. 


“I understand the importance of taking time out of ones day to de-stress and just create something that you can be proud of, whether it be a simple mandala stone or a dream catcher. It’s a fun and easy way to take a break from deadlines and studying,” says Ribar.


The Art Club just recently finished their scarecrow submission ‘Matilda’ for the 9th Annual Stompin Scarecrow Festival. For the last few years the Art Club has been commissioned by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, with material funding support from our VP of Academics and Research, Susan Bansgrove, to submit a scarecrow to be auctioned off at their festival.

Art Club members generally have 6 weeks to complete a scarecrow outside of their regular class and homework time. It takes a lot of hard work, hours, creativity, and collaboration for some wonderful results!


Danielle’s next project was to share some of the talent she sees in her fellow peers by organizing a group show within the Fold Gallery, located inside Howlers Lounge. To coincide with the Halloween season they are showing some unusual and mysterious themes. Stop by to see some amazing works of art submitted by Fine Arts Students focusing on the Strange and Eerie.

The GPRC Art Club strives to include everyone, including those who are not actually taking fine arts classes at GPRC, a chance to stretch their creative legs and collaborate with like-minded individuals who want to create and share art with GPRC and the community. In this school year they hope to bring more Fold Gallery shows, paint parties, and other fun stress relieving artistic opportunities for all to enjoy.

If you are interested in joining art club or have any questions please contact Danielle at

Check out the photos from their current show here.