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Northern Lakes College Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Trout Lake Campus

Posted on Sep 29, 2022

L-R: Gord Atkinson, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority; Violet Cardinal, Community Education Committee; Lucille Labrecque, Board of Governors; Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO; Treena Ward, Board of Governors; Nancy Giese, Board of Gove

Trout Lake, Alberta (September 29, 2022): A grand opening and open house event on Thursday, September 29 celebrated the opening of the Northern Lakes College Trout Lake Campus.

The event opened with special guest remarks provided by Mr. Gord Atkinson, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority; Ms. Treena Ward, Northern Lakes College Board of Governors; and Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO.

“The College has been committed to this region for more than 50 years, and that includes a long history with Peerless Trout First Nation. These communities built campuses in the early 1970s to house the Community Vocational Centres. From day one, the relationship between the College and the communities of Peerless Lake and Trout Lake has been a true partnership. I am proud to say that this continues today,” comments Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO, Northern Lakes College.

“The College takes great pride in helping adults continue their education and prepare for the workforce right here at home. We do this through Supported Distance Learning, and Supported Distance Teaching, which allows students to obtain their education while staying in their home community. We bring the courses and programs to you, right here. This means students can stay near family and benefit from their family and community supports,” comments Ms. Treena Ward, Chair of the Programs and Services Committee, Northern Lakes College Board of Governors.

Following the ribbon-cutting, attendees enjoyed refreshments and an opportunity to visit the campus and familiarize themselves with College programs and services.

Northern Lakes College began offering classes in the new campus in the spring.


A distance learning college, Northern Lakes College provides the most accessible and flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. Utilizing its unique Supported Distance Learning (SDL) model, NLC assists 5,000 students annually to continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

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Office of the President
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