Community comes together to raise $90K for student-led learning

Last Updated: September 27, 2023By Tags: , ,

Vermillion Lakeland College raised $90,000 to support student-led learning.

On August 17, the region came together to support student-led learning initiatives at Lakeland College. Raising $90,000 at Feast on the Farm presented by Cenovus Energy.

“Feast on the Farm is such an amazing way for us to celebrate our campus as we move into the harvest season and gear up for another amazing academic year,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College. 

“Experiential learning is a cornerstone of our learning model at Lakeland, and this event allows our community the opportunity to have a direct impact on what that means for our students. I can’t wait to see what our students can do with the funds raised this year, thanks to the generosity of our community.”

The event featured a delicious meal served under a tent on the grounds of Lakeland’s Research Centre. Guests were treated to live entertainment by Garrett Gregory, a silent auction, and a program which featured four students sharing how Lakeland’s student-led learning model has impacted them in their studies and future career prospects. 

Feast on the Farm began in 2016, more than $260,000 has been raised to support student-led initiatives. Projects are guided by faculty, with students taking the helm as they plan and implement their projects. In the past, projects have included a natural playscape, upgrades to the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland, new technology incorporated into trades and energy labs, new equipment for the Emergency Training Centre and student-led salon and spa, and business networking and pitch events.

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