Home front – July 16

Olds College is joining over two dozen Canadian institutions to participate in Project Hero. The initiative, which was co-founded by Honourary Lt.-Col. Kevin Reed and retired general Rick Hillier, provides post-secondary education to the sons and daughters of Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission.

Project hero includes Olds

Olds College is joining over two dozen Canadian institutions to participate in Project Hero. The initiative, which was co-founded by Honourary Lt.-Col. Kevin Reed and retired general Rick Hillier, provides post-secondary education to the sons and daughters of Canadian military killed while serving in an active mission. “This is a highly commendable initiative and we could not be more please to be part of it,” said Tom Thompson, Olds College president. “Over the 97 years that we have been an institution, many of our faculty and most distinguished alumni have given their time and, in some cases, their lives in military service to Canada. “Providing a sound education to the children of fallen soldiers is one of the most fitting ways we can think of to say thank you.” Beginning in September, Olds College will provide a tuition waiver to students meeting Project Hero eligibility. This waiver is equivalent to full tuition and course fees for each semester of study to a maximum of eight academic semesters. It can be used towards the completion of a certificate, diploma and/or bachelor of applied sciences degree. Students must maintain a grade point average of two to remain eligible for the award. For more information about eligibility and how to apply for Project Hero, students should contact Jeff Suderman, director of student recruitment, at 403-556-4757 or jsuderman@oldscollege.ca


Safe Summer Bike Expo

A Summer Safety Expo and barbecue for young cyclists and their parents will be held at AMA Southpointe Common parking lot on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children should bring their bike helmets for a mini bike rodeo. Helmet fittings will be available, along with safety displays. Children will also have an opportunity to win a free bike helmet. Proceeds from the barbecue will go to Safe Communities Central Alberta, a coalition working to reduce injuries. The expo is hosted by Alberta Motor Association, Safe Communities Central Alberta, Alberta Health Services, RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs, Red Cross and others. AMA Southpointe is located at 141, 2004 50th Ave.


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