It's club time!
College is more than just classroom activities
Our club is a unique opportunity for students to plan a trip as a group and learn about the agriculture and history in a particular area.
The purpose of our trips is to learn more about agriculture there and compare practices. But you don't have to an ag student to join our club.
Our trip is over the February break (also known as reading week). So it's a nice break in the middle of the second semester.
We choose the location. Part of our decision depends on what we are willing to spend.
In 2017 we visited Texas. We went to a livestock show, visited an alligator reserve, toured a crawfish/rice farm and experience other ag related as well as other activities. Texas has been a tour spot before. As has Belize, our 2018 destination.
In previous years we’ve also travelled to California, Hawaii and Brazil.
Photos: From an earlier trip to Belize (top to bottom) - a rice field, Brahman cattle, a cultural trip to Mayan ruins.
|There are two canine clubs: agility and stock dog
This is a club for you and your dog to enjoy the sport of dog agility.
Students, staff and beginners are welcome. Our club is also open to dogs of all breeds and sizes. Dogs must be over the age of 9 months and must also be fully vaccinated.
You’ll train your dog to do agility obstacles and progress to running full courses. Our club is North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) club. So you have the choice to compete at local trials.
If you’re just interested in having fun, you can stick to the classes and mock trials.
What we do:
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Train your dog while you're at college. Students who are club members can bring and train their dog to herd livestock.
Students establish a pecking order between them and their dog. They learn about dog obedience and how to train their dogs on livestock. Beginning with circles (which aid in teaching a stop, back, direction change, and call off) and moving onto out runs and mechanical work such as side commands and drives as dogs and handlers progress.
Dogs build confidence by training on sheep and then on cattle.
Dogs must be:
Club practices and social events are held throughout the year at the Vermilion campus. Practices are Mondays 5-7 pm and every second Thursday from 8-10 pm in the Equine Centre.
Kennels available for stock dogs onlyKennels are for registered Stock Dog members only. These are the other conditions to getting a kennel:
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|Our club provides you with the opportunity to gather for prayer, bible study, socialize, volunteer, charity work, and to just have fun!
Membership is open to all Lakeland students and staff.
Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian group and does not discriminate against race, gender, political affiliation, religion, age or marital status.
Club Contact: Jamie Schwark
|Our climbing club is a fun way to stay active during college.
We met biweekly in the Vermilion Rec Centre gym where there’s a climbing wall.
All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to pro. You can learn to climb and belay.
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|We’re dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues through projects and events that enhance the Vermilion campus and positively impact the community. We believe that small changes will help shape the future in a positive way.
We provide social, recreational, and education opportunities for students and create opportunity for students to be empowered while developing skills as leaders and volunteers.
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Take advantage of the opportunity to hone your judging skills. We also welcome rookies and help you develop judging skills.
Our team meets weekly. We plan events. And, we practice skills with our staff advisors and guest coaches from the industry.
We compete at college and university events throughout Western Canada. This includes the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan every November.
One of our members, Jess Verestappen, won the Grand Aggregate and a $2,500 scholarship in 2016. Our team (at right) also won the overall title.
We also plan and run the Western Canadian Judging Competition during Little Royal in March. We host both college and 4-H teams
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Photo left: Livestock classes are traditionally what participants judge. They rank 4 entries from first to worst and then provide written and or oral reasons why they did those placings. Every competition though usual has a mystery or fun class. Such classes have ranged from ostrich eggs to the best boots (left).
Our club is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors!
Activities vary from hiking and camping in the Badlands and Rocky Mountains to canoeing on the Vermilion River reservoir and biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the Vermilion Provincial Park.
The club has even made an outdoor rink the Vermilion quad.
If there’s a fun outdoor activity or adventure to be had, it’s with the Outdoor Rec Club.
Faculty Advisor Chris Olsen – firstname.lastname@example.org
ORC President Sonia Hanson – email@example.com
|Our club meetings are unique because they take place on horseback in the arena.
Our weekly meetings are an opportunity for students to improve horsemanship skills and spend time with like-minded people in a relaxed environment.
Activities include dry work, flag work, cow work and ranch roping.
We also hold ranch rodeos throughout the winter and spring.
Members must have their own horse(s). To board your horse on campus, you must apply for a spot through the Rodeo Club.
Lakeland College Ranch Horse Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858101367799367
|For over 40 years, rodeo has been a huge part of college life at Lakeland College.
We have one of the largest rodeo clubs—and, most successful teams—in Canada.
Every member of our competitive Rustlers rodeo team is a member of the club. But you don’t have to compete in Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (CIRA) events to be a club member.
Along with the competitive team, club members practice during the week. Specific times are set for event practices in the Equine Centre.
The Rodeo Club also hosts barrel racing and team roping jackpots, and fun rodeos. These are open to all members and the public.
As well, the club hosts 2 CIRA rodeos: The Fall Classic in October and the Little Royal in mid-March.
Each year the club also organizes clinics to help rodeo athletes improve their skills. These usually include bareback/saddle bronc, bull riding and bullfighter.
The club also runs the rodeo barn where club members and others can board their horses.
Rodeo Club Coordinator
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|Stockman’s is a club for people interested in beef cattle and showing beef cattle.
We also have our own bred heifer, Elsa. Officially HHF Elsa 28D, she was born on Feb 11, 2016 and is due to calve in early 2018. We purchased her from Hiller Hay Farms. Her sire is Hiller’s well known Speckle Park bull Ruffneck. Club members say her sweet disposition makes it possible for anyone on the team to work with her.
Club activities include:
For more information, contact staff advisor Janet Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Right-Elsa with club members at Lloydminster's Stockade Round-up. Below - Junior and open classes are both part of the Stockman's Little Royal show.
Food and fun are two ways the International Club promotes cultural diversity.
These multicultural experiences are a way to for international students to share their cultures and the Lakeland community to learn.
Open to both international and Canadian students, the club also promotes and enhances awareness, cooperation and dialogue between students from different countries.
The club is also a formal way for the international student community to be represented at the college and surrounding communities.
Vermilion staff advisor: Nina Barrett email@example.com
Photo: Students and staff sampled Diwali treats at the start of the festival of lights.
|Sheep & Stuff|
We are one of the newest clubs at Lakeland as 2017-18 is our second year.
We welcome any student to who enjoys animals, who may be curious about sheep, or who wants to a part of a close knit and inclusive team.
We're all about working with the sheep on campus and using them as a learning tool for club members who have various backgrounds and farm experience. Club activities are decided on by our members.
This year our first focus was training and preparing four mature ewe sheep for Agribition in Regina.
See us on Facebook at Sheep & Stuff Club Lakeland College.
President Erika Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty advisor Marisa Schuebel email@example.com