News Archives: GPRC 50th Anniversary Celebrating Dreams Time Capsule Reveal
Friday, May 5th, 2017
GRANDE PRAIRIE– Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) has begun the process to reveal the hidden treasures, hopes and dreams left by the community who celebrated our college's 25th Anniversary.
On April 22, the time capsule was evicted from its living space for the last 25 years – a wall next to the College’s Sense of Community Honour Wall next to E-Wing entrance on the second floor of the Grande Prairie campus.
The opening of the 25th Anniversary time capsule is part of GPRC’s 50th Anniversary Celebrating Dreams event.
Staff, students, local media and other community members were invited to witness the official opening of the time capsule on May 5, where Time Capsule Committee Member and GPRC Visual Arts Coordinator, Deb Courvoisier and GPRC Vice President External Relations, Carmen Haakstad revealed some of the cherished contents.
GPRC invites you to join us on the evening of May 27 at the 50th Anniversary event, Celebrating Dreams. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to reflect on the College’s history with a display of letters, photos and other memorabilia found within our 25th Anniversary time capsule.
Special guests, Spoken Word Artist Shane Koyczan and Dream, Girl Komal Minhas will enchant us at the event as we reflect on how far the college has come, and unite in the power of having a dream of what our college’s future can hold. Guests will also enjoy an art exhibit from Canadian Artist, Alex Janvier.
GPRC will seal another time capsule and guests will be able to submit a written note and photo to add to the treasures of our 50th year to be sealed away until GPRC’s 75th Anniversary in 2042.
Tickets for GPRC 50th Anniversary – Celebrating Dreams event are available to purchase in person, over the phone at 780-538-0387 or online at www.revolutionplace.com.
Submissions to the 50th Anniversary Time Capsule alone can be made online at gprc.me/50years for $50
GPRC is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported to provide opportunities in post-secondary education in northwestern Alberta. Established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, GPRC now includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, and learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide variety of career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion at baccalaureate and master levels through collaborations with four-year universities. For more information visit gprc.ab.ca.
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