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23rd Annual Harley Raffle

It’s official! The new 2010 FLSTSB Softail® Cross Bones has arrived on campus. It’s the motorcycle selected for the 23rd Annual Harley-Davidson® Raffle at GPRC Fairview College Campus. Tickets will soon be available at $100 each and this year, only 499 tickets will be sold. So your odds of winning are amazing!

Speaking of amazing, that’s just what this motorcycle is… from the mini “ape-hanger” handle-bars to the leather braid on the sprung seat to the vintage “hardtail” all the comforts you’d expect in a modern ride! Done up in an opalescent finish called “black ice denim,” this bike shimmers from deep purple to midnight blue. A real head-turner!

And most importantly, by purchasing a ticket, you will support the students in the Harley-Davidson® Technician program, with all proceeds going towards program enhancement.

With this AMAZING grand prize, great second and third prizes, three early bird prizes, and ONLY 499 tickets sold, these tickets are sure to go fast. Call now to reserve yours! 1-888-999-7882 or 780-835-6600  - Submitted by Cheryl Frank

Marg McCuaig-Boyd, GPRC Vice-President, Fairview (on the Softail® Cross Bones) and Peter Sellers, GPRC Instructor, Harley-Davidson® Technician, check out the features of the raffle bike. (Photo by Patricia Woronuk)

Nursing Students as Teachers

GPRC Nursing Education and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are "Teaming Up For Tobacco-Free Kids" for the 8th year.  First-year nursing students at GPRC annually visit grade 5 and 6 classes throughout the region as part of their community nursing classes to teach children about the risks of tobacco use.  The initiative is part of an ongoing partnership between GPRC and AHS.  Three second-year students met with AHS representatives and members of the media today to discuss their experiences while visiting the schools last year.

2nd year nursing students Gloria Carlson, Jennifer Zinger, and Louise Hillestad; GPRC nursing instructor Jean Burris; AHS tobacco reduction counsellor Noelle Richarde

GPRC National Champion

Thirteen members of the Wolves cross country running team recently made a trip out East to compete in the CCAA National Cross Country Championships in Fredericton.

GPRC Wolves Runner, Fiona Benson, won the race and is now a Gold medalist, the National Champion and GPRC's first CCAA Women’s National Champion.  Congratulations Fiona!  (Photos by Rick Scott)


AUPE and GPRC Ratify Agreement

GPRC President & CEO Don Gnatiuk, Vice-President Fairview Campus Marg McCuaig-Boyd, Chapter Chair of AUPE 07/071 Diane Bedford, Board Vice-Chair Vince Vavrek are all smiles over the ratification of the contract between Grande Prairie Regional College and Alberta Union of Provincial Employees staff at GPRC Fairview College Campus.

GPRC Going Green

GPRC is Going Green!  We must all work together to achieve our goal of Carbon Neutral by 2020.

In the 2009/10 academic year, we used 4.4 MILLION sheets of paper (3.9 million sheets were from office/classroom copier use and the rest came from Duplicating Services).

Can we save more files electronically and resist the desire for hard copies? If hard copies are needed, can we use double-sided instead?

We have a challenge and a environmental responsibility facing us. Do an Act of Green today! Your personal decisions to reduce, reuse and recycle do make a difference.  For more ideas, visit

Watch this space for regular updates on green initiatives at GPRC!