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July 2016

Stay Connected - Alumni Newsletter

Summer is upon us and momentum continues to build as Selkirk College looks ahead to celebrating 50 years of learning in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. The college began the 1966 -1967 school year with 458 charter students based in Castlegar and has grown ever since. Join us for Homecoming Weekend set for September 16 to 18.

On Saturday evening of the Homecoming Weekend a Gala event called Through the Decades will be held at Castlegar Campus.

Through the Decades, a Gala Evening

Don't miss out on being part of this special gala event. Through the Decades will honour each of Selkirk College's five decades with marvelous food and entertainment. This isn't a sit-down affair – mingle from room to room enjoying comaraderie established over half a century. Don't wait too long to jump on this social event. Tickets are limited. Learn more...

The Great Trek

Charter students spent their first semester studying at Celgar's bunkhouse as construction at the new Selkirk College campus wasn’t yet complete. The end of this time was marked with a parade, now known as The Great Trek, from the mill to the newly opened school. View a historic video of the trek and join us for the commemorative event during Homecoming Weekend.

The Selkirk College Homecoming Weekend will include a number of community events and activities. One of the highlights will be recognition of The Great Trek when the first Selkirk College students who started in temporary makeshift classes at Celgar walked to the new campus in January, 1967 where th

Journeys Taken, A Timeline

Selkirk College has created a fun and interactive timeline chronicling important dates throughout 50 years. As we piece together our history, feel free to help us ensure the milestones you cherish make our list. Contact Tessa Stark with your ideas and take a trip down memory lane...

Faculty from First Five Years Plans Reunion

As part of the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary celebration, alumni and retirees are encouraged to bring the past into the present. Now is the perfect time for reunions and the faculty who served learners over the first five years of the college has planned a get-together. Learn more...

The first three faculty who taught Geography at Selkirk College include (L-R) Jim Crowley, Jim Cromwell and Don Couch. The group are seen here at the Squamish steam train.

join us in celebrating

July 1 - Selkirk College Celebrates Canada Day at Lakeside Park

July 1 - Selkirk College Celebrates Canada Day in Crawford Bay

July 2 - Castlegar Homecoming - Selkirk College Campus Tour

Sept. 16 - Board of Governors & President's Reception

Sept. 17 - Community Pancake Breakfast

Sept. 17 - Commemorative Celebration & Great Trek Recognition

Sept. 17 - Through the Decades, Evening Gala

Sept. 18 - Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament


Share in the pride of our 50th year with special edition keepsakes designed for the occasion. Purchase here.

pre-order 50th book

Selkirk College commemorative coffee table book chronicles the rich history over the past 50 years. Preorder here.

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