Lakeland College’s Feast on the Farm returns this August.
“Feast on the Farm is one of our most enjoyable events,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College. “I’m so glad we are able to welcome guests to join us in celebrating and supporting student success.”
After a two-year hiatus, Feast on the Farm will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Research Centre, located on the Vermilion campus. The event will be held outdoors in a large tent and is hosted by Greg Shannon, CFCW radio host and Lakeland Class of 1987 alumnus.
This will be the fifth time Lakeland has hosted the event, which features a grassroots dining experience, musical performance, and more. It’s an opportunity to connect with the college’s industry leaders, alumni, and friends while raising funds for Lakeland’s distinct educational model. Funds raised at the event support Lakeland’s experiential learning model, providing educational experiences beyond the classroom.
Feast on the Farm 2022 will feature a musical performance from Drew Gregory. A high-energy artist, Gregory has performed at the Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder Alberta, Country Thunder Arizona, Dauphin Country Festival, and numerous other festivals. He has opened for Deric Ruttan, Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, The Road Hammers, and more.
He is the recipient of:
• The 2015 Association of Country Music Male Artist of the Year
• 2016 YYC Music Awards Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year recipient
• 2019 Country Music Alberta Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (Better in a Bar)
• 2015 & 2019 Horizon Male Artist of the Year
“We pride ourselves on offering our students real-world, work-integrated experiences where they can learn, lead and collaborate,” says Wainwright-Stewart. “By supporting Feast on the Farm, our guests provide funds that go directly towards creating powerful learning opportunities for our students.”
Thanks to the generosity of attendees and sponsors, Feast on the Farm dollars have aided several student-led projects throughout Lakeland, including the Human Services Club’s playscape construction, a new grain shack for the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland, a redesign of the interior design technology program’s cutting room, among many others.
Tickets for Feast on the Farm are $150. To purchase, phone 780.853.8401 or visit lakelandcollege.ca/feast.