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16th Annual Sports & Education Dinner Nets over $35,000 for Scholarships

LAC LA BICHE, April 26, 2016 – With more than 250 people in attendance, Portage College’s 2016 Sports and Education Dinner was a huge success, raising over $35,000 for scholarships and awards.

The evening featured former Edmonton Oiler, four-time Stanley Cup champion and three-time Norris Trophy winner, Paul Coffey, who shared his experiences in the NHL and answered questions from the blue and orange crowd. Following Coffey, magician Trevor Moore took the stage and entertained the audience with a unique blend of card tricks and comedy.


Portage College would like to sincerely thank Cenovus Energy for being the Event Sponsor for the last three years.

“We are very grateful for the support Cenovus has given us. Their support of our students, especially in these difficult economic times, is truly incredible,” said Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO of Portage College.

Portage College would also like to offer a huge thank you to Devon Energy, Access Pipeline, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), Britton’s Independent Grocers, Nexen/CNOOC, The City of Cold Lake, and Stantec for their support of the event.

“The entire community really came together for a fantastic evening,” said Keough,

“Thank you to all who purchased tickets, made donations, and spent on the auctions.”

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