With a taste for exciting business ventures, Selkirk College instructor Mike Konkin is the engine driving the West Kootenay's latest success story. The Trail Beer Refinery has only been open a few months, but already the future of the taphouse and brewery is as sparkling as the refreshing liquids they pour the community who has thrown their full support behind the venture.
The Selkirk College Saints continue to build a solid roster for the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season where there is great optimism to return a provincial championship to Castlegar. The two latest commitments have both chosen the Business Administration Program to focus their studies.
The drive-for-five continues this weekend when the men's hockey team returns to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre for two games against the University of Victoria. Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday's game will be sponsored by the Business Administration Program with a start time of 4 p.m.
Selkirk College has a top quality Business Program and the location to boot. For students like Bryanne Mcelroy, both weighed equally important as she decided where she wanted to pursue her post-secondary education. The Alberta native came to the West Kootenay to study and snowboard, balancing work and leisure as she strives for success.
An evening to celebrate learning and the contributions to student success by Selkirk College faculty members was the focus of a wonderful night on the Castlegar Campus at the annual SCOPE Awards ceremony.
Since Selkirk College alumni began transitioning into the regional workforce in the late-1960s, individuals educated close to home have helped build and grow the economy of the West Kootenay and Boundary region. As the college embarks on a celebration of its first 50 years and looks towards the next half-century, an exploration of the relationship post-secondary has with local business and industry tells a story of success.