Prairie Post (East Edition)

Welcome back to the Feast on the Farm

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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 lakelandco­

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.

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