GPRC Thanks the Radbournes

In this issue

PEAK Receives Largest Donation Ever!

Local Family Business Shows Support For Wolves Family

Ernie's Sports Experts and the Radbourne Family recently donated $50,000 to the Wolves Athletics at a presentation held November 23rd in the gymnasium. This generous donation is the largest ever received by the Athletics Department at GPRC. The primary pupose of these funds is for scholarships for Wolves athletes over a five-year time period.  “Wolves Athletes provide us with wholesome entertainment, great role models for our youth, and in general are a valuable resource in our community.  Our business and our family are pleased to make this contribution to show our respect and support for student athletes.” (Darryl Radbourne)                                                       

A stellar turnout by the Radbourne family made the occasion that much more special. All four generations of the Radbourne family were in attendance for the cheque presentation - an amazing testament to the support and commitment that GPRC receives from long-standing community members such as the Radbournes.

To view more photos of the presentation, go to the athletics homepage at:

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

GPRC and the City of Grande Prairie are partnering to host the annual National Day of Remembrance at GPRC on December 6. Student and community exhibits will be on display all day in the Theatre Concourse. A Candlelight Commemoration will take place at noon in C224, the Alumni Lounge. In the evening, a panel discussion "Violence Against Women and the Role of the Hot Economy" will feature Darlene Cardinal, Bonnie Bell, Dymphny Dronik, and a member of the RCMP, Constable Carmen White. The discussion will begin at 7:00 pm. Cindy Boucher, winner of the Peace Country Idol contest, will perform musical selections at noon and in the evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Get Who in the What Now Contest (aka: GWITWN)

R and R Corner by Bill Corcoran

Do you know a friend, family member, acquaintance, etc. who might be interested in attending GPRC in the near future? Would you be willing to convince him or her to fill out a GPRC inquiry card? 
If so, we can make it worth your while. Just have the potential student fill out the specially marked Get Who in the What Now (GWITWN) contest inquiry card, print your name and e-mail on the back, and return the card to Suzanne Dunn in Student Services. Once you do that, you’ll be entered into a draw for some SWELL prizes (more on this later.)
After potential students fill out an inquiry card, they are put on the College’s “mailing list.”  Within a few days they receive some general information about the College and their program of interest. Following that, they are periodically sent customized information based on their program choice. For example, a potential student who has indicated an interest in a BSc in Chemistry would be sent a notice about the upcoming Science Open House.
In recruitment circles, we often refer to the Inquiry-Application-Registration process. Building a large and valid Inquiry base is an excellent way to ensure that the registration numbers grow. It’s just like building a pyramid; the wider the base, the higher the top.
So here’s your opportunity to help us build the base … and win some SWELL prizes in the process. For example, on December 15 we’ll be drawing for $200 in cold, hard cash. The grand prize, to be drawn on March 19, is a $500 travel certificate from Uniglobe Travel.
Contest inquiry cards and detailed information are located throughout the building at the Thinking of GPRC? Start Here information banks. Start getting those Inquiries today; the first draw is in a few weeks.