Statement – Red Crow Community College Fire
The Lethbridge College Community is deeply saddened by the structure fire that destroyed the Mikai’sto/Red Crow Community College building on the Blood Tribe reserve today.
“This is a great loss to the region’s First Nations communities in general, and the Kainai community in particular, ” says President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. “Our thoughts are with those affected, and we’re thankful for the courageous work of the first responders. There is undoubtedly a long road ahead and Lethbridge College will be there every step of the way in support of Red Crow Community College.”
Lethbridge College has a long relationship with Red Crow Community College. Red Crow is one of Lethbridge College’s most important partners in post secondary education and they have played an exceptionally important role in positively shaping the lives and futures of people of all ages throughout southern Alberta.
“I’ve been in communication with President Roy Weasel Fat to offer our support,” adds Burns. “Lethbridge College has pledged its support to the Red Crow Community College staff, faculty and students to provide assistance any way we can, including supporting their learners to provide as seamless a transition as possible in the upcoming academic year.”
Sponsored students from Red Crow Community College attending Lethbridge College this semester or in the application process are asked to contact Troy Scotney, Sponsorship Specialist at Lethbridge College, by calling (403) 320-3202, ext. 5242.