Students’ Association membership donates $500,000 to Harris Centre

Date Posted: March 24, 2016

The Students’ Association’s membership has donated $500,000 to the Gary W. Harris Centre for Health, Wellness & Sport.

“This is truly a monumental time in the history of Red Deer College,” said Students’ Association President Maryanne McGrath, at the construction launch for the Centre Friday, March 11. “Student leaders carry the duty of honoring the decisions of past students, an obligation to build on those decisions in the present, and the responsibility of anticipating the needs of future students.

“For over 15 years, the students of Red Deer College have been investing a portion of their fees in the Building Trust Fund – in anticipation of being a key player in the future growth of Red Deer College. That day has come.

“I am honored to announce that the students of today have committed to investing five hundred thousand dollars to Red Deer College’s ‘Shaping our Future’ campaign.”

The donation was approved by the membership at the Students’ Association Spring General Meeting March 1.

“By investing in our own futures, students are guaranteeing that those who follow in our footsteps will have every opportunity to succeed at Red Deer College. Students hope to further the vision of what is to come for Red Deer College, through the Shaping our Future campaign, the bid to become a Polytechnic University, and the execution of the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

“Thank you for standing with students as we shape our future together.”

In recognition of the students’ contribution, Red Deer College has generously offered to re-purpose meaningful space, allocated for use by the Students’ Association and its Members.


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