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Sonny's Song

A play by GPRC drama student Dani Richard will be staged by GPRC Theatre Rising drama company in celebration of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. Dani entered a playwriting competition for young Aboriginal writers last winter, and her synopsis for Sonny’s Song was selected by a panel including representatives of the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, local Elders, and the College.

Sonny’s Song will be performed February 25 to 27 and March 4 to 6 in the GPRC Black Box Theatre, directed by Annie Smith, Drama Instructor, and designed by Jason Smith, Technical Theatre Instructor. Richard Lehman is the Music Director. This will be the first production of the new Drama Diploma Program and will provide many GPRC drama students their first opportunity to be in a full-length play.

Auditions for the cast will be held November 23 and November 25, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to audition.

Christmas Concerts Coming Up

Fine Arts Music Department


Great music from the Fine Arts Department will help set your mood for the holiday season.

On Friday, November 27 the GPRC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Howey, will present a concert in the DJ Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 pm. The programme features the William Tell Overture, and arrangement of the spiritual “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho,” Christmas selections, and special guest performers “The Quintet.”

On Saturday, November 28, the GPRC Concert Choir presents Choral and Solo Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Under the direction of John Murray and with accompanist Carmen Bartel, the choir of 53 singers from College and community will perform selections from Messiah. Feature soloists Nansee Hughes, soprano, Fay Bredeson, contralto, Bob Howey, tenor and Jacques Arsenault, bass-baritone will join the choir to present this well-loved music. The concert is at 7:30 pm in the DJ Cardinal Performing Arts Centre.

On Tuesday, December 8, the GPRC Jazz Ensemble presents a concert reminiscent of recordings by well-known jazz greats such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Ella Fitzgerald. The 18 jazz musicians plus four vocalists promise an evening of great energy, beginning at 7:30 pm in the DJ Cardinal Performing Arts Centre.

Mark your calendar now to be sure you don’t miss it!

International Education Week

GPRC celebrated International Education Week last week, honouring our internternational students from over 22 countries and the cultural diversity they bring to our college. Flags representing the home countries of our foreign students were hung in Pillars and the cafeteria offered an international lunch feature each day, along with some international music playing in the background in Howlers, Courtesy of Student Services. Our ESL students displayed artistic collages representing their home countries in the Pillars area across from the Glass Galleryand on Wednesday, November 18th there was a Table Display Show in the concourse with wonderful representation from several College departments and Community Groups.


Science Open House

This year's Science Open House is being held Tuesday, December 8, 2009.  As in past years, there will be a variety of Info Sessions, Demo Labs and Mini-Talks between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  Lunch is provided for registered participants at noon. 

After the official welcome at 9:30 am in the DJ Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, Biology Instructor, Phil Johnson, will be presenting a lecture called "the Animal Within", a brief examination of the intimate relationshipes that other organisms develop with man.

Everyone is welcome to particpate in any of the day's activities.  Please call 780-539-2995 to register.