Fun Week for MRU Kids Contest Winners

Drew Stephens
Drew Stephens

Drew Stephens’ parents were a bit skeptical when MRU Kids contacted them to let them know they’d won a free camp, until mom Alison recalled entering the contest from the Virgin Radio website several weeks ago.

Once convinced that the news was legitimate, Alison and Tim enrolled 5-year-old Drew in the Movers and Shakers camp from August 12-16, with a mix of sports, science and creative activities.

Drew said that soccer was his favourite activity of the week, adding that he plays soccer outside and inside during the year. He will be starting Grade 1 in September.

13-year-old Caelestis Chapdelaine was the winner of the free camp contest on our Facebook page. She chose the Junior Leaders camp during the week of August 12-16, where she worked on leadership skills such as responsible decision-making, goal setting and peer mentoring. The camp explored the topics of bullying and peer pressure through activities such as “Survivor” group challenges, interactive life-size maze problem solving and team trust-building exercises.

Congratulations to Drew and Caelestis! Another great summer of MRU Kids is wrapping up. Watch for information on next year’s camps, with registration opening in February 2014.

by Karen McCarthy 

Memorable Mountain Photography Weekend

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From July 26 to 28, fifteen students and photography instructors Tracy Elliot and Rich Akitt went to Banff for the Mountain Photography Workshop.

They met as a group on Friday night, then took early sunrise photos on Saturday and Sunday. The class went up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for photo opportunities and also did some evening/nighttime photography at various locations.

The class met again on August 7 to share photos. “I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and surprised myself by how much I learned. From now on I will take a totally different approach to photographing the mountainsm,” said one of the students.

Here are some more of Tracy’s photos of the workshop.

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Next up: Badlands Photography Workshop in Drumheller, September 6 through 8.

by Krystal Archer

Join us at Continuing Education Info Night on Sept. 11


Who better to tell potential students about Continuing Education programs – and answer their questions in person – than the instructors and organizers of those programs?

The Continuing Education Information Night is a one-stop opportunity to find out about programs offered by the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension.

It will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning at Mount Royal University.

There will be program information booths as well as information sessions for selected programs such as project management, petroleum industry, photography, adult music programs and more.

All attendees will be entered for a Door Prize of $1,000 toward a continuing education course.

Those who RSVP in advance will also be eligible to win an iPad Mini.

The next Continuing Education Information Night will be held on Tuesday, November 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

by Karen McCarthy