Mountain View County named Olds College Partner of the Year

Mountain View County is getting a prestigious award from Olds College.

Next month the county will receive the 2018 Olds College Partner of the Year award, which is handed out every year to recipients that reflect the mission of the college and support the values of the college.

“The support Olds College has received from Mountain View County is a testament to our strong, long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Stuart Cullum, Olds College president.

The county has donated more than $1 million to Olds College over the years, and recently donating $500,000 to the Werklund Agriculture Institute.

Donations have also gone toward student awards, the National Meat Training Centre expansion and the heavy equipment operator program.

Bruce Beattie, Mountain View County reeve, said he is glad the county will receive the award.

“Our municipality’s partnership with the college extends well beyond provision of funds or approvals for projects and initiatives, but into a true working relationship based on common interests, goals and belief in rural innovation and advancement,” said Beattie.

The Partner of the Year award will be presented April 13 at the College’s Homestead Feast fundraiser.

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