Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raises $21,500

The 11th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic, held Friday at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, raised an estimated $21,500 for the Parkland College scholarship fund.

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is the College’s largest single scholarship fundraiser. The event has now raised at least $20,000 five years running. Proceeds from past events helped Parkland College award almost $200,000 in scholarships in 2015-16.

The weather was perfect as 115 golfers hit the links at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton.

“This event is huge for our students,” said Dollars for Scholars organizer Brendan Wagner. “All the money raised stays in the Parkland Region, benefitting students who want to learn here, stay here, and build a career here.”

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

Paul Keys tees off for the City of Yorkton team. Twenty-nine teams entered the tournament.

Parkland College also thanks the 19 Gold Sponsors, 10 Silver sponsors, dozens of Bronze sponsors, and two hole-in-one sponsors for their donations of cash and prizes. A total of 115 golfers supported the scholarship fund with their entry fees.

The 12th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 23, 2017 at Deer Park.

About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Temporary road access to Trades & Technology Centre

A temporary access road is being built around Parkland College’s Trades and Technology Centre as part of the City of Yorkton’s Dracup Avenue North Reconstruction Project.

The City says the project will enter its final phase on Wednesday, June 22. This phase includes a temporary service road from the Dracup Avenue/Dunlop Street intersection to the Trades and Technology Centre. The new detour runs east from the intersection and turns north, providing access to the east side of the facility.

The City estimates the detour and temporary road may be in use through early August. Anyone with questions or concerns about access to the College should contact the Public Works office at 306.786.1760.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

More than 300 graduate from Parkland College

Parkland College held its annual graduation ceremony Friday at the Yorkton Regional High School’s Anne Portnuff Theatre. Family, friends, and College staff congratulated and celebrated 323 students who successfully completed one of more than 25 programs offered at the College in 2015-16.

The graduates represent 58 communities. Yorkton led the way with 136 grads, followed by Kamsack with 42, Fort Qu’Appelle with 19, Melville with 18, and Regina with nine. This year’s graduating class also includes students from British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba.

Parkland College offers university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, and Adult Basic Education upgrading. Graduates from post-secondary programs received accreditation from First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Conestoga College, and Parkland College.

The guest speaker was Dwayne Reeve, who is completing his first year as President of Parkland College. Reeve’s speech focused on the importance of lifelong learning and the value of learning from everyone around you, not just in the classroom.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Spaces available in Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic

Golfers can still reserve their spots in Parkland College’s upcoming Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic. The 11th annual scholarship fundraising event takes place Friday, June 24 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. It begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for golfers of all skill levels to take part in a fun event for a good cause,” said Dollars for Scholars chairperson Brendan Wagner.

Golfers can sign up individually for $100 or as a four-person team for $400. Entry fees include 18 holes of golf, power cart rental, and a barbecue steak supper after the event. There will also be door prizes and opportunities to participate in chipping and putting contests and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic go to Parkland College’s student scholarship fund. Every dollar is converted into scholarships for students enrolled in a variety of post-secondary programs at the College. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community groups, and individuals, the 2015 Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised over $26,000.

To register for the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic, call Parkland College at 306.728.6595 or email dollarsforscholars@parklandcollege.sk.ca.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

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For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595