2017 College Classic

2017 College Classic

At the beginning of the month, GPRC had their beloved annual fundraising event, the College Classic.

Golfers from near and far joined us at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club on Friday, June 2 for a fun day filled of golfing, delicious food, drinks and amazing auction and raffle prizes.

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors and donors for their generous contributions.

The golfing kicked off mid-morning with GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk signalling the start time with GPRC Wolves mascot, Farley.

Farley even got in on the golf action. Showing off his skills at the Sink It To Win – Putting Contest.

In true Grande Prairie fashion, a short down pour delayed play for an hour but that didn’t stop our GPRC supporters from making the best of their time starting silent auction and raffle bids early.

And before we knew it, they were back on the course.

College Classic committee member and emcee of the evening, Brody Thomson welcomed guests in after a fun day out on the course.

President & CEO, Don Gnatiuk then thanked each and every single one of the individual who helped make the 2017 College Classic so special.

A delicious smoked salmon and BBQ chicken dinner was served before Kevin Tink of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers started the live auction bidding! Thank you GP Golf & Country Club for the delicious meal and Kevin Tink for the energy you bring to our auctions.

The 2017 College Classic was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our college. Your generous contributions are vital to GPRC.

See all the photos here.

 

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC is proud to be standing up for Mental Health Awareness by making some noise for mental health.

15936668_10155027625291907_4262216365533145936_o

Student-athletes and mental health advocates in Alberta are teaming up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. Coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, the campaign begins on January 16 and continues until February 12, 2017.

Read the full Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference news release here.

gprc-wolves-howl-for-mental-health-women

 

Join us on February 3rd and 4th at our GPRC Volleyball home games against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings to show support of your student athletes and spread awareness of mental health. 

gprc-wolves-howl-for-mental-health-men

 

Earlier in the day of February 3rd, join us for a Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health put on by your GPRC Student Wellness and hosted in the SAGPRC Howler’s Lounge. 

The Bike-A-Thon event features up to 20 teams on 20 stationary bikes in the GPRC Howlers Lounge pedaling to achieve the furthest distance for the grand prize.

Student Wellness, Wolves Athletics and the Students’ Association are working together to put together a fun event that will raise awareness for mental health, bring the student body together and burn some calories! Go the distance for Mental Health and Campus Activities!

Learn more on how to register and get involved here. 

bike-a-thon-tv-ad