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Application deadlines nearing for Wanka, CJDC awards

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DAWSON CREEK – Application deadlines are nearing for two special awards available through the Northern Lights College Foundation.

Creative students and community members from around the NLC region are encouraged to submit proposals for the CJDC Radio and Television Community Project Award. Valued at $1,050, the award is given for a project with a cultural focus that will benefit the College community.

The CJDC award is designed to allow for as much originality, creativity and flexibility as possible on the part of the applicant. This award was established by the former owners of the local radio and television stations. The successful proposal is selected by a panel of individuals from the region.

Applications are also being accepted for the William and Mary Wanka Art Promotion Fund. One award of $900 is available to any member of the community throughout the NLC region who wishes to carry out a project that promotes art at NLC or in the community.

The award is made possible through a donation to the NLC Foundation by the late William Wanka, a distinguished Peace Country resident who died in 1992. Both William and his wife Mary, a well-known and widely celebrated artist who died in 1984, were avid supporters of the arts in the Dawson Creek area.

Application submissions and proposals for either award should include: a clear description of the project; how the intended objectives and outcomes will benefit the community; a detailed budget; and, if applicable, letter(s) of support from community groups or members.

The deadline for submitting applications or proposals for either award is Nov. 30. Applications should be sent to Northern Lights College Foundation, 11401-8th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G2.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Donna Kane, executive director of the Foundation, at 250-784-7613 or by email at, or by checking the NLC website at