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					                                                      DONATION OF 100 VINTAGE CARS AND TRUCKS
                                                        THE LARGEST IN OLDS COLLEGE 99-YEAR
                                                                       HISTORY
For more information on Olds College,
please visit www.oldscollege.ca or call             OLDS, ALBERTA, January 18, 2012- Calgary area businessman and
1-800-661-6537.                                     rancher J. C. (Jack) Anderson will be donating the proceeds from the sale of his
                                                    collection of 100 vintage cars and trucks to Olds College during its 2013
                                                    Centennial year.
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MEDIA CONTACT:                                      Planning for the “100 Cars and Trucks For Our 100 Year” auction is underway.
Kelsey Aman                                         Mr. Anderson’s prized collection will be auctioned off in a very public and
Communications Coordinator                          celebratory auction that will be a cornerstone event of the Olds College
Advancement                                         Centennial year.
1-800-661-6537, (403) 507-7717
kaman@oldscollege.ca                                Olds College President Dr. Tom Thompson captures the college’s gratitude.
                                                    “Jack has, again, given us a remarkably incredible gift. It’s not just the seven
                                                    figure cash donation that will flow from the auction, but the auction itself has
                                                    amazing potential to shine an enormous spotlight on our college as we
About Olds College:                                 celebrate 100 years of education excellence. We are beyond grateful.”
Founded in 1913, Olds College’s vision is to be
the premier Canadian integrated learning and        Mr. Anderson will allow the College to decide how to best use the proceeds
applied research community specializing in          from the vehicles auction, but it is likely that the College’s next capital building
agriculture, horticulture, land and                 campaign and the year-long Centennial celebration will be beneficiaries. The
environmental management. Located 45                Centennial year will actively engage the college’s alumni, industry stakeholders,
minutes north of Calgary, Olds College              donors, the community, the province and international guests. Mr. Anderson
prepares students to contribute provincially,
nationally and internationally through careers in
                                                    gifted Olds College $1 million in 2007, without restrictions on its use. The
agriculture, horticulture, environmental land       vintage vehicles donation is made with similar freedom of discretion by the
management, agribusiness, and rural                 College and its Board of Governors.
entrepreneurship. Olds College provides
certificate, diploma and applied degree             Olds College Vice-President, Advancement Jordan Cleland was profoundly
programs, and participates with other               moved by this second Anderson gift. “The word ‘transformational’ is often used
institutions in offering post-diploma degrees.      in the world of philanthropy; perhaps so much so that its descriptive impact has
Olds College is further dedicated to nurturing      been reduced. Let me say, then, that Jack’s gift, and his cumulative impact are
innovation, learning, applied research and
                                                    of the lump-in-my-throat, eye-moistening, lip-quivering variety. I’ll remember
commercialization for agribusiness through the
School of Innovation. 2013 marks the College’s
                                                    that moment in Jack’s living room where he first made this gesture, with his two
Centennial Anniversary, closely following           black Labradors jumping all over me, as long as I live.”
notable recent accomplishments including the
opening of the Shirley McClellan Riding Arena                                            -   end     -
and the launch of the Canadian Institute for
Rural Entrepreneurship.
                                                    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

                                                    Jordan Cleland, Vice President Advancement
                                                    (403) 507-7707
                                                    (403) 559-6779

                                                    Kelsey Aman, Communications Coordinator
                                                    (403) 507-7717
                                                    (403) 808-9682

				
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