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Olds College Wraps Up Its Centennial And Leaves An Enduring Legacy With A Net Surplus Cheque Presentation Of $ 1,075,000

OLDS, Alberta, Nov. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Olds College celebrated its final Signature Centennial Event today as it hosted its official wrap up event at the Olds Agricultural Society Cow Palace. This event, with over 500 guests in attendance, was a thank you to all the volunteers, staff, students, sponsors and alumni that helped celebrate this impressive milestone.

The timing of the Appreciation Event was significant as November 21, 1913 marked the grand opening of the Olds School of Agriculture and Home Economics. Residents of Olds marveled at the throngs that crowed into town on Friday, November 21, 1913 to witness the grand opening of the School.

The day was capped off when Bill Quinney, Chairman of the Olds College Centennial Governance Team, presented a cheque for $ 1,075,000 , representing the net surplus of the Centennial, to Olds College President Dr H.J (Tom) Thompson and Board Chair Barry Mehr that will be directed to the Centennial Entrepreneurial Legacy Fund.

"Through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and Olds College staff members, as well as the support of our community, alumni and sponsors, the Olds College Centennial was a great success," explains Quinney.  "When we first began discussing how to celebrate the one hundredth year of Olds College, we realized that one single day of celebration would not suffice.  We needed a year-long celebration, with key signature events that included all of our supporters, and reflected our agricultural roots, our innovative spirit, and the strength of our community partnerships.  Our Centennial Signature Events were a fitting celebration for our first incredible one hundred years, and for our journey into the future."

Through the entire year, Olds College has brought many of our stakeholders together for its Centennial celebrations. The Signature Events, both on the college campus, and in and around the community, have been very memorable.

But this has been about more than a Centennial celebration. The College is committed to ensuring that the legacy celebrating our 100 years is carried forward into the next 100 years as well. To do that, the Board and Centennial Governance Team created the Centennial Entrepreneurial Legacy Fund, to be used to fund entrepreneurial activities at Olds College well after the Centennial. The Centennial Entrepreneurial Legacy Fund will position Olds College " to be indisputably recognized as Canada's entrepreneurial College."

Through the support of our Centennial, we are working to ensure the legacy we have created from our inception carries forward into our next 100 years.

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