Peace Regional Outreach Campus Receives $100,000 Helping Hand from Town of Peace River and Northern Sunrise County

Peace Regional Outreach Campus Receives $100,000 Helping Hand from Town of Peace River and Northern Sunrise County

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December 19, 2013 - During a special presentation and Christmas luncheon held on December 17, 2013, the Town of Peace River and Northern Sunrise County were celebrated and recognized for their generous donation of $100,000 to the Peace Regional Outreach Campus and Daycare (PROC).

“We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support of the Town of Peace River and Northern Sunrise County” says Peace River School Division Vice-Chair and PROC Support Society member. “This type of help - this grand gesture goes a long way in helping to provide services to students. Not only does the financial contribution have a big impact, this support shows our students the true nature of community support and spirit.”

The funds have been applied to costs incurred to the daycare construction and general renovations that transformed the former Bingo Hall to the high quality learning center now known as The Andrew Education Center. Both Northern Sunrise County Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba and Town of Peace River Councillor Colin Needham say this is an investment in the future.

“We see this as an investment in the future because the supports and services this facility provides are unique and important” says Kolebaba. “The goal is to work together to help young adults get an education, have a successful life and contribute to our community and society as a whole.”

Town of Peace River Councillor Colin Needham agrees. “This joint financial contribution is one of those supports that will help individuals reach their potential and in turn become valued citizens and leaders of our community” says Needham. “Supporting our youth is important and we are happy to help.”

PROC provides an alternative high school setting for students who have chosen to access the many supports that the outreach campus provides. In addition to a learning environment, the school provides assistance with childcare, transportation, educational planning, basic food and housing needs and social and cultural support for aboriginal students.