January 14, 2013
Class of 1941 alumnus donates $82,000 to Centennial Campaign
Arthur (Bud) McGinnis '41 is opening the door for Lakeland graduates to go on to university with the creation of Future of Agriculture Award that he and his wife Gladys established with a $82,000 donation to the Lakeland College Centennial Campaign. The funds will ensure that other college students have the same opportunity as he did to earn a degree with the creation of an endowment fund. The endowment will fund a $2,000 annual scholarship for a second-year Lakeland agricultural sciences student who intends to earn a bachelor of science in agriculture. The first Dr. Arthur and Gladys McGinnis Future of Agriculture Award recipient will be selected in 2013.
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The Great Toboggan Caper returns
The next centennial event is taking a downward slide that just may land Lakeland College another Guinness World Record. The Great Toboggan Ride will be held Thursday, Jan. 31 on college land 3 km south of Vermilion. The event is a throwback to a 1987 student event when 132 students climbed on a 102’ 7 3/8” toboggan at the Vermilion Provincial Park and slid into the record books for the most people on a toboggan. Grab your mitts and join the fun.
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And more headlines ...
New career forecast for Chinese weather expert - Meet Lauren Fu. Before she came to Lakeland, she was a weather forecaster in China. Now she is a second-year student in the heavy oil power engineering program at the Lloydminster campus. To read her story, click here.

New financial aid for ETC  & trades students  -
A new industry-funded scholarship will be introduced in 2013 to further improve the educational experience of students at the Emergency Training Centre (ETC). Learn more. Princess Auto has also contributed another $35,000 to their existing endowment to create more bursary dollars for trades students. Click here.

How is your winter driving?
Slippery and snow-covered roads, frigid temperatures, and poor visibility. Winter is back and it's important to adapt to winter conditions when you're on the highway. These safe driving tips from Lakeland's safety and environmental coordinator could make your road trip less risky. Learn more.

CSI update and geothermal research -
Earthnet Geothermal and Vital Engineering have partnered with Lakeland College in the design and installation of a vertical borehole geothermal system at Lakeland's Renewable Energy Learning Centre. Read more.

Through the lens
- For a glimpse at life at Lakeland College from Dec. 13  to Jan. 14 check out the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery. View here.
A Vintage year with Ever2Excel
Did you know that raising your glass of Lakeland College's Ever2Excel centennial wine also raises funds for student scholarships? As of December 31, the college's rebate from centennial wine sales is $1,675 which goes towards student scholarships.That's reason to celebrate! Lakeland's centennial wine is available at Vermilion & Lloydminster liquor stores. Planning a gathering this year (eg. wedding, anniversary, reunion, etc.) and would like to serve the Ever2Excel special edition wine? It is a hot item so please order your supply from your liquor store early so they can meet your requirements. Thank you all for your support. May Lakeland's centennial wine continue to give you a warm feeling inside as you raise more $ for students!
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Recruiters on the road
With the new year comes the time for many future students to visit Lakeland. This month, Lakeland recruiters will be hosting several visitors for the Student for a Day program, and will be travelling to Elk Point to talk with some high school students. Are you interested in visiting our campus? Give them a shout. Click here
Upcoming events
Fri Jan 25 & Sat Jan 26
3rd Annual Greenspiel hosted by the Enviro Club
Vermilion Curling Rink
Thurs Jan 31

Great Toboggan Ride -
A Centennial event

Vermilion campus
Fri Feb 15
PBR Bullriding Tour
Vermilion campus

Tues Feb 26
Program Information Evening
Lloydminster campus
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