50th Anniversary Logo Survey

August 25, 2017

We've shortlisted three designs for Portage College's 50th anniversary logo and would like your input. Your feedback will help us to make a final selection. The survey will remain open until Thursday, September 12 at 8 a.m. Thank you for taking the time to help us choose our 50th anniversary logo.


The Voyage of 50 Years

In 1968, Alberta NewStart was established in Lac La Biche as part of the federal government's initiative to research basic adult education. NewStart offered instruction in areas as diverse as academic upgrading, trapping, wild fur management, and oilfield management. However, after several months the government decided to close the facility and cease the research. A group of Aboriginal students faced with the pending closure of their school decided to challenge the government by staging a twenty-six day sit-in. The group was successful, and the government awarded a grant to continue the NewStart program. The school took on a new name "Pe-Ta-Pun" meaning "New Dawn."

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