It's club time!

College is more than just classroom activities

Clubs provide a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones, pursue your interests and expand your horizons.
 
Lakeland has several clubs that students from both campuses can join.
 

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Ag Tour
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. collage of rice field, Brahman cattle and students climbing Mayan  ruins

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.

Faculty advisor
Tracy Quinton
Tracy.quinton@lakelandcollege.ca
 
Photos: From an earlier trip to Belize  (top to bottom)  - a rice field, Brahman cattle, a cultural trip to  Mayan ruins.

Canine Clubs
collie dog jumping over an obstacleThere are two canine clubs: agility and stock dog

Agility Club

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:
  • weekly training classes plus additional group practices Sunday 5-7 pm and every second Thursday evening 8-10 pm. All at the Equine Centre
  • discuss and learn about fitness and health, training techniques and physical conditioning of your dog
  • mini-seminars and clinics available to members at discounted rates

Staff advisor:
Brianne Bellwood
780 853 8788
brianne.bellwood@lakelandcollege.ca
 

Stock Dog

collie dog in foreground listens to female handler and looks to sheep beside her

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:
  • a recognized herding breed such as Border Collie, Australian Shepherd or Kelpie. They can be either a purebred or a crossbreed.
  • It must also be old enough to work (more than 9 months old) and capable of demonstrating herding desire and instincts.
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 only

Kennels are for registered Stock Dog members only. These are the other conditions to getting a kennel:
  • must register for kennel prior to arriving - there are 16 kennels available
  • dog must be 9 months or older
  • male dogs must be neutered to live in the campus kennels
  • all dogs must have current vaccinations
  • one dog per kennel
  • members provide their own food
For details on registration fees, registration form, and kennels please contact staff advisor Deanna Krys.
 
Staff Advisor
Deanna Krys
780 853 8613
Christian Fellowship
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
Climbing
Our climbing club is a fun way to stay active during college.female going up climbing wall at Lakeland

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.

2017-18 President
Kristyn Broady
Kristyn.brody@gmail.com
250 793 0738

Staff advisors
Kyle Kipps
Kyle.Kipps@lakelandcollege.ca

Pamela Barmentloo
Pamela.Barmentloo@lakelandcollege.ca

Dairy

Environment
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. club members holding bee and bat houses in Lakeland's carpentry lab

Projects include:
  • bat and bee house building
  • native garden culturing
  • living roofs
  • recycling initiatives
  • film club
  • fun social activities like curling and our annual Greenspiel
You can find us on social media:
  • Twitter: @llc_enviroclub
  • Instagram: @llcenviroclub
  • Snapchat: @llcenviroclub
  • Facebook: Lakeland Enviro Club @llcenviro
Or, email us at lakelandvermilionenviroclub@gmail.com

Staff Advisor:
Robin Lagroix-McLean
780 853 8587

Intercollegiate Judging
Take advantage of the opportunity to hone your judging skills. We also welcome rookies and help you develop judging skills.2017 overall judging team champs at Agribition

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

Staff advisor:
Bevin Hamilton
780 853 8653
bevin.hamilton@lakelandcollege.ca
 
 
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).

Outdoor Recreation
Our club is all about getting out and enjoying the great outdoors! Hikers along a mountain trail in the autumn

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.

Contact:
Faculty Advisor Chris Olsen – chris.olsen@lakelandcollege.ca
ORC President Sonia Hanson – soniah_7@hotmail.com

Ranch Horse
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.


Staff advisor
Ron Hoffman
Ron.hoffman@lakelandcollege.ca

President
Christine MacKinnon
Csmackinnon2012@gmail.com

Facebook
Lakeland College Ranch Horse Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858101367799367

Rodeo
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. Check our student forms page for the Rodeo Club Horse Boarding form.

Rodeo Club Coordinator
Katelyn Ellis
katelyn.ellis@lakelandcollege
780 581 5421

2017-18 President
Lilly Artemenko

Scuba

Stockman's
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.
Stockman's Club Elsa with club members at Lloydminster's Stockade Round-up
Club activities include:
  • Social opportunities, including dinners and other events.
  • Fieldtrips to view herds or events.
  • Little Royal Steer & Heifer shows
  • An annual trip to Denver, Colorado to attend the National Western Stock Show (for 2nd year students)
For more information, contact staff advisor Janet Kerr at janet.kerr@lakelandcollege.ca
 
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.
young girl with a steer under a stockmans club banner
International
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.students and staff sample Diawali treats
 
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 nina.barrett@lakelandcollege.ca
 
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.
 Six female members of the sheep club with a ewe.
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.
 
Contacts:
President Erika Moore at sheepstuff.llc@gmail.com
Faculty advisor Marisa Schuebel marisa.schuebel@lakelandcollege.ca


What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience