Prairie Post (East Edition)
Welcome back to the Feast on the Farm
Lakeland College’s Feast on the Farm returns this August, with tickets going on sale April 20.
“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 industry leaders, alumni and friends of the college while raising funds for Lakeland’s distinct educational model. Funds raised at the event support Lakeland’s experiential learning model, providing educational experiences that go beyond the classroom.
“We pride ourselves on offering our students real-world, work-integrated experiences where they can learn, lead and collaborate ,” says WainwrightStewart .“By supporting Feast on the Farm, our guests are providing 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.
Live music: Drew Gregory
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
Established in 1913, Lakeland College serves more than 6,400 students every year at its campuses in Vermilion, Alta., and Lloydminster, Alta./Sask., and through online and off-site programs and courses. Lakeland offers programming in the areas of agricultural sciences, business, energy, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology, university transfer and foundational learning.