News Archives: GPRC 50th Anniversary Celebrating Dreams
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
GRANDE PRAIRIE – Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) invites the community to celebrate 50 years of meeting the vital need of post-secondary education opportunities in northwestern Alberta.
Join us on the evening of May 27 at GPRC’s Grande Prairie Campus for a night of Celebrating Dreams. Special guests, Spoken Word Artist Shane Koyczan and Dream, Girl Komal Minhas will enchant us 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 is also excited to offer guests the opportunity to reflect on the College’s history with a display of letters, photos and other memorabilia from our 25th Anniversary time capsule.
Carol-Lee Eckhardt, who was the GPRC Foundation Officer during the College’s 25th Anniversary, volunteered to put this treasured piece of GPRC’s history together. It includes a letter Eckhardt wrote to her daughter Emma, 25 years ago and even more interesting a letter 6 year-old Emma wrote to herself.
GPRC will to seal another time capsule and Echkardt is planning to send a new letter to the future. Guests will be able to submit a written note and take a photo at the event photo booth to add to the treasures of our 50th year and be sealed away until GPRC’s 75th Anniversary in 2042.
“It can be hard to imagine where you will be after twenty-five years, but it is fun and optimistic to look toward the future and dream a little,” said Eckhardt.
“As we celebrate 50 years of our students achieving their dreams, GPRC’s look to its future dreams and goals of post-secondary education in our region,” says Don Gnatiuk, GPRC President and CEO. “GPRC is committed to serving its communities and is just as vital now as it was 50 years ago. We will continue to build and serve the educational dreams of people in northwestern Alberta and beyond for the next 50 years.”
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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