Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic tees off June 22

Yorkton, SK – Parkland College is pleased to announce the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is back for a seventh straight year. Thanks to the generous support of local businesses, community groups, and individuals, the fundraising event is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 22 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton.

Proceeds from golfer entry fees and business sponsorships go to the Parkland College scholarship fund. Last year’s event raised nearly $19,000 for local students enrolled in a wide variety of programs at Parkland College’s five campuses.

“It’s a fun day of golfing for a great cause,” said Dollars for Scholars co-chair Brendan Wagner. “It’s a significant part of our scholarship initiative, and the continued success of this event means more students can benefit.”

From humble beginnings, the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic continues to grow. With support from the community, each event has raised more money than the year before. That’s a trend Parkland College wants to continue, Wagner said.

The event has a capacity of 36 teams of four golfers each, but spaces are filling up quickly. There is also room for more sponsors in a range of donation levels. Anyone interested in participating in the seventh annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic can contact Parkland College at 1.866.783.6766, by email at dollarsforscholars@parklandcollege.sk.ca, or visit a campus in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, and Canora.

About Us:
Parkland College offers the largest off-campus university program in Saskatchewan, as well as an array of educational programs and services to adult learners including SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, English as an Additional Language and Career and Student Services.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Dollars for Scholars Co-Chair
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595
Email: b.wagner@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Tipi Raised at Yorkton Campus to Celebrate Diversity

Yorkton, SK – Parkland College students raised a tipi today at the Yorkton campus to celebrate the diversity of the region and showcase the skills they’ve acquired in their time at the College.

The tipi was brought in from the Fort Qu’Appelle campus by a group of Adult Basic Education students. They are concluding an Essential Skills for the Workplace (ESWP) program, which helps students build personal, career, and employment skills.

The tipi was first prepared and raised by a student-led committee in Fort Qu’Appelle in September 2011. It provides a year-round sacred space for students, and is also used at powwows, graduation, and for cultural teachings. Approximately 75 per cent of students enrolled at the Fort Qu’Appelle campus are from the surrounding First Nations communities.

For this particular event, the ESWP students were responsible for cutting down carefully selected trees, removing their bark, and sanding them. The group produced 20 new tipi poles to replace the original set. Other projects for the class this year included making snow shoes, bow and arrows, moccasins, and a hot air balloon.

The celebration included traditional drummers and dancers. The event was attended by the Parkland College Board of Governors, as well as visitors from the Mineral Resources Institute in Tanzania. The delegates from the college in the East African nation are in Saskatchewan to discuss how Parkland College works with the local mining industry.

About Us:
Parkland College offers the largest off-campus university program in Saskatchewan, as well as an array of educational programs and services to adult learners including SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, English as an Additional Language and Career and Student Services.

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For more information contact:
Kami DePape
Director, Academics and Student Services
Parkland College
Phone: 306.783.6566
Email: k.depape@parklandcollege.sk.ca

New Directors at Parkland College

Yorkton, SK – Parkland College is pleased to announce the appointments of Kami DePape and Michael Cameron to new leadership positions within the College.

Kami DePape has been appointed Director of Academics and Student Services, effective April 1, 2012. She has more than eight years of leadership experience with Parkland College, most recently managing Adult Basic Education programs throughout the region.

In her new role, DePape will oversee Adult Basic Education, Essential Skills, Literacy, English as an Additional Language, and Student Services at Parkland College. She will also focus on building partnerships and setting direction for her team, while incorporating the College’s strategic plan.

Michael Cameron joined Parkland College as Director of Training and Business Development effective May 1, 2012. He brings over 18 years of leadership and development experience in the Canadian college system, including recent work in management positions at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, ON, and Red River College in Winnipeg.

Cameron is a learner-focused leader. He possesses vast experience developing trades and mining industry programs, building strong relationships and programming with First Nations communities, and creating innovative delivery methods.

Parkland College congratulates both Kami and Michael, and wishes them great success in their new roles.

About Us:
Parkland College offers the largest off-campus university program in Saskatchewan, as well as an array of educational programs and services to adult learners including SIAST and Institute programs, Industry programs, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, English as an Additional Language and Career and Student Services.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595
Fax: 306.728.2576
Email: b.wagner@parklandcollege.sk.ca
www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

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