Prairie College celebrates 95 years: hosts Community Day

Prairie College Community Day

Prairie College Campus was fully involved, this past weekend (Sept. 22 through to Sept 24), with a 1967 Alumni Re-graduation, Community Day and Celebration of Prairie’s 95th Birthday.

Friday AM had a chapel service with Distinguished Alumnus Graham Watt giving a message. In the evening the class of 1967 had their re-graduation. Their speaker was Distinguished Alumnus George Durance.

Saturday Morning Devotion time was led by Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Lorne Rabuka.

There was a noon time BBQ Fundraiser for Prairie Athletics. The Music and Worship Arts building held tours showing off the most recent renovations and included a talk by Brian Doerksen.

Meanwhile the Community Day activities were taking place in the Rick Down Athletic Centre, featuring “Bouncy Castles”, face painting … for the kids, and rock climbing and a photo booth for all ages.

At 3 PM President Mark Maxwell introduced Doug and Audrey Kirk, speaking on behalf of the Kirk family, who were instrumental in bringing L.E. Maxwell to Three Hills and the formation of the Prairie Bible Institute, 95 years ago. It also just happened to be Doug’s 95th birthday.

Mark and Elaine cut the Prairie birthday cake, and there was a great abundance to pass around to the crowd gathered for this celebration.

Saturday evening featured a “Memory Lane” banquet to reminisce on the 95 years of God’s blessing on Prairie.

A Sunday morning service was held at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church.