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NLC students benefit from NCLGA donation

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The NCLGA hosted its 59th annual general meeting and convention in Fort St. John in May. The convention’s theme was “Share the Energy,” and focused on providing relevant and timely information to north and central British Columbian communities that are impacted by the energy industry.

The sharing theme extended to the NCLGA’s decision to donate $1,100 to NLC. This one-time bursary will benefit one or two students enrolled in a program that traditionally does not have many student awards available.

Laurey-Anne Roodenburg presentedDr. Loren Lovegreen with a cheque for $1,100
for a one-time bursary at NLC.

Laurey-Anne Roodenburg presented
Dr. Loren Lovegreen with a cheque for $1,100
for a one-time bursary at NLC.

“At each AGM, we try to create something that builds capacity in the host community. The NCLGA recognizes that advanced training and education is integral to the future of north and central British Columbia. This year, we are pleased to partner with NLC to facilitate positive action in Fort St. John,” said Oliver Ray, executive director of the NCLGA.

The funds were collected from fees at the AGM, and donated in lieu of speaker gifts. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, City of Quesnel council member and NCLGA director-at-large, recently presented the cheque to NLC’s registrar, Dr. Loren Lovegreen.

Student awards at NLC are administered by the Northern Lights College Foundation. “We are delighted to receive this donation on behalf of our students. We are also appreciative of NCLGA’s vision to focus on program areas that would most benefit from this new award,” said Donna Kane,
executive director of the NLC Foundation.

For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at, call 250-784-7613 or email

The NCLGA is a coalition of cities, towns, Aboriginal communities, villages and regional districts that works to connect communities, identify common challenges and facilitate positive change. Its jurisdiction covers 70 per cent of B.C.’s land mass and includes nearly 60 per cent of the Province’s Aboriginal population. For more information, go to

NLC is B.C.’s Energy College™, and the provincial Centre of Training Excellence for Oil and Gas.
Seats are still available in some programs starting in September, with a possible 75 per cent tuition rebate available for eligible students enrolling in eligible programs. Call 1-866-463-6652 for more information.