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Posted: January 26, 2016

College of the Rockies hosting annual open house

College of the Rockies is hosting its annual open house for community members and prospective students on Tuesday, February 2 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Cranbrook main campus.

College faculty, and staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the college’s many academic, vocational and trades programs and campus tours and information sessions will take place.

Joe Pierre Jr.
Joe Pierre Jr.

College of the Rockies’ Recruitment Officer Jennifer Inglis said, “The open house promises to be not only informative but also a lot of fun. Folks will want to stop by to sample the crepe station being presented by our Professional Cook students and to take part in a variety of program demonstrations. Our nursing students will host a blood pressure clinic in our nursing lab, Kinesiology students will offer fitness testing and attendees can pop in to check out the College’s newest building – the Aboriginal Gathering Place to hear Ktunaxa storyteller, Joe Pierre, share the Ktunaxa Creation Story.”

Brian Conrad, Regional Transition Coordinator, will host an information session at 4 p.m. about the ACE-IT program.  This dual-credit trades training program allows high school students to also gain college credits toward a trade of their choice.

You can learn how to finance your education from Financial Aid and Awards Officer Lois Murray, including details of the Entrance Awards available to new students during her presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Education Advisors will be available to discuss course selection, prerequisites and the over 80 transfer agreements the College has with universities across Canada and abroad.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the college’s dual admission options with University of Lethbridge and University of Victoria.

The Admissions and Registration staff will be on hand to help you to fill out an application form for the September semester and will waive the $30 application fee if you apply at the open house.

All attendees are eligible to enter their name into draws including one for a $300 tuition award.

Immediately following the open house, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the college will be celebrating 40 years of student success. All East Kootenay Community College and College of the Rockies students, alumni, community partners and current and former employees are invited to the Cranbrook campus’ main entrance for cocktails and conversation. This celebration will be a wonderful chance to reconnect with old friends and to learn what the future holds for the college’s next chapter.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available for the 40th anniversary gathering. All proceeds from the bar will be donated to the Student Emergency Bursary fund. Roots music trio, Wild Honey, will provide entertainment for the evening.

Space is limited for the 40th anniversary celebration, so please reserve your free ticket at cotr.ca/open-house.

For more information on the Open House, call Jennifer at 250-489-2751 ext. 3383 or email: [email protected]

Above photo:  College of the Rockies’ Recruitment Officer Jennifer Inglis invites community members from the College region to attend the annual open house and 40th Anniversary Celebration.


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