College seeks applicants for Paul Dampier award

DAWSON CREEK, BC ? His passion was education, his love was the north. Paul Dampier came to northern B.C. as the registrar of Northern Lights College and quickly came to love the region: the beauty of the country, the majesty of the wilderness and the spirit of the small communities.

The Paul Dampier Endowment Award was established in his memory in recognition of his outstanding contributions to those communities and for the role he played in the establishment of the NLC Foundation. Dampier was the first Executive Director of the Northern Lights College Foundation, which awards more than $130,000 to students every year.

Anyone within the NLC region (student, staff or community member) may submit a proposal. Priority is given to projects that reach smaller, more isolated communities in the region. While projects should have a focus on adult education, the award is intended to encourage a wide range of ideas. Past proposals have included bringing a guest speaker to lecture or a facilitator to conduct a workshop with appeal to the community as a whole.

The value of the Award is $2000. Proposals must identify the project?s objective, the activities planned, the intended outcome, and include a project budget clearly defining expenditures. A review committee convened by the NLC Foundation assesses proposals.

The deadline for proposals is October 31st. Proposals should be mailed to Donna Kane, executive director of the NLC Foundation, 11401 – 8th Street, Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4G2, or emailed to