Written by Ryan Vincent Monday, Mar 20 2023
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Central Collegiate senior, Liv Erickson, has been awarded one of the Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships to the University of Saskatchewan.
The George and Marsha Ivany President's First and Best Scholarship is awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to the school and community, to a student from a Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average or higher.
Erickson is one of five students to be awarded the scholarship and will receive $40,000 towards her schooling over the course of four years at the U of S.
“I feel amazing,” she says. “I always felt really drawn to U of S for so many reasons, and it really felt like [the scholarship] solidified my decision clearly, and it’s gotten me really excited about going to university... I’m really pumped about it, it’s an awesome thing to receive.”
She currently has a 96 per cent average and has made numerous contributions to the community.
“In my written application, I talked about starting an environmental club at my high school, as well as getting involved in some other youth climate activism groups in Regina. Also, I spoke about my executive role in SLC (Student Leadership Council). I’m the Head of Fundraising so I plan a lot of fundraisers for our school.”
Erickson is the Central Collegiate representative on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Moose Jaw City Council. The Youth Advisory Committee speaks about situations and issues in Moose Jaw that youth face and tries to come up with solutions to present to the city council.
She also volunteered as a coach for the “Girls in the Game” organization.
“They focus on encouraging young girls to stay in sports and encouraging self-confidence and strength, both mentally and physically,” she adds.
Erickson plans on going into the Faculty of Arts and Science for a degree in the Environment and Society program with a certificate in sustainability.
“I’m just passionate about climate action and I think that having an education in that field is what's going to make you a better leader. If you know what you’re talking about, you can act properly and be fit for any role, whether that's in politics or in any other sort of policy-making area. Even if that’s working on projects in sustainability, or research, or education, I think you really need to know what you’re talking about to be able to make a greater impact.”
Central Collegiate Athlete Selected as Potential Future Cycling Olympian
Moose Jaw's Jadyn Palaschuk. (Photo courtesy: Jadyn Palaschuk/RBC Training Ground)
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July 5th, 2021
Moose Jaw’s Jadyn Palaschuk has never tried track cycling, so it came as a surprise when she was told by Cycling Canada that she has the potential to be a future Olympian in the sport.
After participating in the RBC Training Ground Olympic talent search, the 15-year-old Central Collegiate distance runner became one of only 20 athletes from across Canada to be selected by Cycling Canada to learn the sport and potentially join its elite NEXTGen pr...
Central Collegiate Mourns Loss of Scott Williamson
Central Collegiate is mourning the loss of Scott Williamson today.
Williamson, a long-time teacher, was principal at the Moose Jaw high school, but spent the last several months fighting a battle with cancer.
Williamson passed away Friday, with word spreading over the weekend.
"For both students and staff it's a pretty sad moment," said Central Vice-Principal Lonny Holmes, who explained steps have been taken to help those who are struggling with the news of Williamson's passing.
CCI's Most Experienced Alumna Just Celebrated Her 102nd Birthday
Margaret Farr (Innes) celebrating her 102nd Birthday with her Daughter, Maureen.
Margaret Florence Farr (nee Innes), born Dec 21st l913 and graduate of CCI in 1929, just celebrated her 102nd birthday!
Margaret grew up in Moose Jaw & moved to Regina to work for the Ministry of the Interior at the Legislative building as a legal stenographer.
In l939 she married William Farr, a C.A. (B.Comm U. Sask), and they lived in Regina until l948, when they moved to Vancouver. Margaret and Bill had 2 children – Murray in l942 and Maureen in l944. Murray died in l992.
Kenneth Orville (KO) Braaten, 88, of Saskatoon SK, passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital on Monday January 12th, 2015. Born in Moose Jaw, SK to Hagbart (Bert) and Borghild Braaten, he lived most of his life in Moose Jaw before moving to Saskatoon in 2004. It was in Saskatoon that 51 years previously, he had fallen in love with and married his wife, Mona Joy (nee Johnsrude).
Kenneth completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and...
Written by Chris Rasmussen
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
The city of Moose Jaw is mourning the loss of a community leader. Bevin Leipert suffered a stroke last week and passed away Saturday, August 9th, 2014, at the age of 64.
Leipert was an integral part of Leipert Financial but was also a busy member of the community. Bill Jameson of JGL Livestock was a friend for close to 30 years and says Bevin contributed lots of time and money back to the community.
On August 2, 2014, in his 92nd year, our father died peacefully in the Craik and District Care Home. We are forever indebted to the compassion and caring offered by the staff at Craik.
Lloyd was born in Moose Jaw September 10, 1921 to Fred and Ethel Probert (nee Hewitt) and raised with his siblings Ken, Ruth, Kay (Campbell), Sylvia (Munroe), Glenys (Leibel), and Don, and is survived by Sylvia.
Lloyd attended Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. He earned his medical degree at the University of S...
Local author and poet Robert Currie shows off his newest book, Living with the Hawk.
Published on April 17, 2013
Moose Jaw Times Herald
Local author and poet Robert Currie said he hopes his new book, Living with the Hawk, will inspire compassion in readers.
“I think reading can really increase a person’s empathy for others -- so empathy, in this case, for people who are being mistreated through bullying and racism and misogyny,” said Currie. “I think we learn through our experiences, but we can also experience things quite directly throug...
Robert Currie, Moose Jaw's poet laureate, prepares to read his poem.
Time-Herald photo by Joel van der Veen
Published on April 17, 2012
Moose Jaw Times Herald
By Joel van der Veen
Moose Jaw city councillors enjoyed a touch of high culture on Monday night as poet laureate Robert Currie shared one of his works with them during their regular meeting.
Currie was invited to read Evening at Extendicare as part of the Poetry City Challenge started by Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco, who has invited city councils across Canada to incorporate a poetry reading into one of their meetings in March or April....