Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic sets new record, raises over $33K for Parkland College scholarships

Parkland College is happy to announce that the ninth annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised an estimated $33,600 for the Parkland College scholarship fund. It is the most successful Dollars for Scholars in Parkland College history.

The golf tournament was held June 20 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. A few rain showers throughout the day did little to dampen the spirits of 138 golfers, who continue to call this event one of the most enjoyable in the region.

“As word gets around, people are eagerly throwing their support behind this event,” said tournament co-chair Brendan Wagner. “It is a true community effort and we couldn’t do it without the support of hundreds of individuals and businesses across Saskatchewan.”

This is the sixth straight year that a new record for the event has been set. Last year’s Dollars for Scholars raised just over $28,000.

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is the college’s largest scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds from the event have helped Parkland College award well over $100,000 in scholarships in each of the last three academic years.

“Our students are grateful to have access to these scholarships,” Wagner said. “And every time we set a new record like this, more students will benefit.”

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is made possible by generous contributions from hundreds of community supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Banquet sponsor R H Electric, Platinum sponsors Farrell Agencies, Logan Stevens Construction, MHPM Project Leaders, SaskTel, and RBC Financial Group, and media partners GX94 and Fox FM played key roles in the success of the tournament.

Parkland College also thanks the 22 Gold Sponsors, 33 Silver sponsors, 157 Bronze sponsors, and three hole-in-one sponsors for their donations of cash and prizes. The event sold out in May; golfers supported the scholarship fund with their entry fees.

The 10th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 19, 2015.

Results from the 2014 tournament are as follows:

Straightest Drive Men (Hole #4) – Danny Kozun
Straightest Drive Women (Hole #4) – Bailey Popowich

Closest to the Pin Men (Hole #8) – Jaret Stevenson
Closest to the Pin Women (Hole #8) – Karen Fransishyn

Longest Drive Men (Hole #13) – Jaret Stevenson
Longest Drive Women (Hole #13) – Shelley Whitehawk

Longest Putt Men (Hole #18) – Michael Cameron
Longest Putt Women (Hole #18) – Renai Hodgson

Winner of the Putting Contest – Brett Ruf
Winner of the Chipping Contest – Mick Parmar

Lowest Scoring Team – Alpine Drywall: Daren Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Kade Johnson, Brent Mireau

Fun Hole #9 – Scott Steele

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic Co-Chair
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Over 300 students graduate at Parkland College

Parkland College held its annual graduation ceremony Friday at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre in Yorkton to congratulate and celebrate 327 students who successfully completed one of more than 20 programs offered at the College in 2013-14.

Parkland College offers University degrees, Certificate and Diploma programs, and Adult Basic Education upgrading. Graduates from post-secondary programs receive accreditation from the University of Regina, Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, SIAST, and Parkland College.

Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers congratulates Billy Siu of Yorkton on receiving his Adult 12 certificate.

This year, the graduates represent 63 communities. Yorkton led the way with 124 grads, followed by Kamsack with 40, Fort Qu’Appelle with 23, and Melville with 22. This year’s graduating class also includes students from Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba.

Cadmus Delorme, Student Recruitment Officer at First Nations University of Canada in Regina, served as guest speaker. He spoke to the graduates about the power of education and the value of strong leadership.

Cadmus Delorme, Student Recruitment Officer at First Nations University of Canada in Regina, served as guest speaker.

Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz was in attendance, and Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit brought greetings on behalf of the provincial government.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595