Christmas is a time of giving and that’s exactly what the Parkland College Student Association at the Yorkton Campus has done. The group put together 16 food hampers and gave them out to fellow students who required assistance and applied for a Christmas food hamper.
“The activity was very successful and we saw many smiling faces as people came to pick up their hampers on such a cold day”, said student counsellor Carol Bobowski. The hampers included non-perishable food items donated over the past month from staff and students, along with a ham or a turkey, potatoes, carrots and mandarin oranges.
The success of the food hampers was also made possible through the support of local businesses. Harvest Meats donated a case of ham per case purchased. Cornerstone Credit Union and McDonald’s both donated funds which were used to purchase turkeys, ham, potatoes, carrots, and oranges and Sobey’s provided a 10% discount on the perishable items purchased.
Parkland College is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two members to its Board of Governors. Advanced Education, Employment & Labour Minister Hon. Rob Norris appointed Del Killick and Raymond Sass as representatives to the Parkland College Board of Governors.
“Both new members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board. We look forward to Del and Ray sharing their unique perspectives as the College moves forward with their strategic focus”, said Parkland College President, Fay Myers. The Parkland College Board of Governors plays a key role in ensuring that Parkland College moves forward in the development of education across the region.
Del Killick is a resident of Melville and will serve as the new chairperson. Del’s community involvement and board experience in organizations such as Christ the Teacher Board of Education, Melville Millionaire’s Hockey Club, Melville Heritage Museum, and volunteering at the St. Paul’s Home will be a great asset to Parkland College.
Raymond Sass, who is a resident of Yorkton Lake brings a range of experience from committees such as Good Spirit School Division, SAMA, Civil Air Search And Rescue Association (CASARA), City of Yorkton Solid Waste Management Commission and the Anglican Church Diocese of Qu’Appelle.