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Little Royal

Lakeland College’s hosted the Little Royal Rodeo in combination with Information Sessions from March 8 – 10 in Vermilion. Prospective students and their families were thrilled to see first-hand the opportunities available through Human Services, Interior Design, Trades, as well as Agricultural and Environmental Science programs. Staff provided helpful hints, and people had the opportunity to ask current students questions about their experiences. Other Information Sessions were also held in Lloydminster. Approximately 50 people gathered to watch the 2nd Annual Tractor Races on March 8. Participants had salvaged scrap lawn mowers and learned about small engines as they prepared them for the race. The audience cheered as one another would pass, and when stuck in the snow and when belts fell off, club members would stop to help one another out. Overall, everyone enjoyed the exhilarating event. Second year Interior Design students Courtney Corbiere, and Jaelene Sjoquist assisted prospective students by answering their questions on practicum placement, residence, field trips, getting degrees, course load, and activities outside of assignments. “Lakeland College has great instructors, and the program is very rewarding,” said Sjoquist. “Our projects are pretty cool; we are working on a no-budget restaurant which allows us to use our imaginations and be creative. Lakeland College has been winning National Kitchen & Bath Association awards for 15 years which makes us strive to work harder,” said Corbiere. Little Royal Rodeo was accompanied by a dance, and specialty club demonstrations. Throughout the weekend, people also enjoyed a Western Canadian Judging Competition, dog agility and stock dog demonstrations, as well as a steer and heifer show. Each year, people are blown away with the number of possibilities at Lakeland College as well as the focus towards hands-on learning.

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