Feb. 11, 2013
Cenovus Energy donates $1.5 million to Centennial Campaign
Cenovus Energy announced a $1.5 million gift to the Lakeland College Centennial Campaign during a media conference held on Jan. 30. The contribution will go towards the construction of a Petroleum Centre at the Lloydminster campus plus the creation of new scholarships for students. To date, this is the largest private donation made to the Centennial Campaign
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Top-placed finishes by interior design students in international contests
It was quite a day at Lakeland. Not only did the college set a record for the world’s largest toboggan on Friday, Feb. 1, but another consecutive winning record was kept alive by students in the interior design program. For the tenth year in a row, Lakeland students were winners in two international design competitions. Winners for both competitions were announced in a suspense-filled webinar that was attended by colleges and universities located throughout Canada and the United States.
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From Glenn's desk - There has been a lot of discussion in the media and in government about Alberta's "bitumen bubble," budgets, and ramifications for the public sector. To learn President Glenn Charlesworth's thoughts on this and to find out how this may impact Lakeland, click here.   

Should be a record-breaker! The Great Toboggan Ride a success - It was an undertaking of gigantic proportions as Lakeland students looked to land the college a Guinness World Record again during its centennial year. The result…. mission accomplished. On Jan. 31, 2013, using a 10.98 metre long by 2.85 metre wide toboggan loaded with students, Lakeland claimed another world record – this time for riding the world’s largest toboggan built to scale. To set the record the toboggan had to be ridden by at least one person downhill a minimum distance of 100 metres. Lakeland’s first successful attempt slid 108.2 metres with 42 people on it. The second successful slide went 109.9 metres at a speed of 21 km/hour with 31 people. Read more.

Making strides towards a new career in the petroleum industry -
Tyrone Pahtayken was a kid he wanted to be a hockey player – maybe an Edmonton Oiler. Now the 27-year-old Aboriginal student has his sights on becoming another type of oil man. Pahtayken is a student in the heavy oil operations technician (HOOT) program and plans to enrol in the heavy oil power engineering program (HOPE) next year. He was also a student in the first cohort of students who completed the introduction to heavy oil and gas program offered at Onion Lake. To meet him and to learn his story, click here.

In for a penny, in for a pound - Todd Ree is charging his way towards maintaining good health and he is prepared to go the distance to help others. Ree, an agricultural sciences instructor and avid cross country skier, is mapping a virtual trail from Vermilion, Alta., to Vermilion Bay, Ont., and he’s raising money along the way to support the fight against cancer and diabetes. Read more.

Through the lens
- For a glimpse at life at Lakeland College from Jan. 15 to 28 check out the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery. View here.
Gala tickets 50% sold
The style, elegance and purpose will make the first-annual President’s Gala an event to remember. Get your tickets today as they are more than 50% sold out. The President’s Gala is the premier event being held in honour of Lakeland College’s centennial celebrations on Friday, March 15, 2013. It will also include a musical performance by Lakeland College alumnus Jodie Leslie. Roméo A. Dallaire, current Canadian senator and retired lieutenant-general, is the guest speaker for the evening. Proceeds from the event will be invested in the President’s Leadership & Community Involvement Students Financial Award – Endowment Fund for future Lakeland College students.
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New scholarship
Did you know that last year there were 858 student award recipients who received $758,497? In 2013-2014 these numbers will grow with the creation of even more new scholarships, bursaries and entrance awards. An example of one new award is the Wayne and Susan Brazeau Award which will go to a deserving academic upgrading student. Susan has been contributing to a pledged named endowment every month via payroll deduction and recently added more funds so that an award can be presented in March 2013 -- another great way to honour Lakeland's centennial!
Upcoming events
Wed Feb 13
Chamber Connect
Lloydminster campus
Thurs Feb 14
Valentine's Day Tea
Vermilion campus

Feb 15
Opportunity in the Sciences: Routes in University Transfer Information Session

Lloydminster campus
PBR Bullriding Tour
Vermilion campus

Tues Feb 26
Program Information Evening
Lloydminster campus
Mon March 4
Human Services Info Session

Vermilion campus
Thurs March 7 to Sat March 9
CCAA Women's Volleyball Championship

Lloydminster campus
Fri March 15
President's Gala - A centennial event

Lloydminster campus
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