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For more than 40 years, the SME Education Foundation has been a leader in supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Our scholarship program awards millions of dollars to hundreds of graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering or related discipline.With more than 60 distinct scholarship programs, the...

Apprenticeship Service Program

Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
With a shortage of skilled workers across the trade industry, the Apprenticeship Service Program makes it easier for small to medium-sized enterprises to hire first-year apprentices in specific Red Seal trades across Canada through financial incentives funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service, and in partnership with EHRC (Electricity Human Resources Canada).The Apprenticeship Service Program is designed to incentivize...

Rubincam Youth Award

Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
“To encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.”Deadline for submissions is 15 December, annually.HistoryThe Rubincam Youth Writing Competition was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the...

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Through the Burger King Scholars Program, we have awarded nearly $55 million to over 45,000 students across North America since 2000. Our goal is to grant one scholarship for every BK restaurant in North America –that translates to more than $7 million each year!Created in memory of Burger King Co-Founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program provides...

Rise Challenge

Deadline: Jan 17, 2024
Each application year, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Unlike many traditional applications, Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so applicants have multiple opportunities to showcase their potential. For applicants without access to technology, we offer an alternative paper application pathway.Applicants introduce themselves through video or text responses, create an...

Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the ISC2 Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security up to US$5,000 per recipient.AWARDSUp to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that...

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The town of Okotoks is situated within southern Alberta, around 11 miles or 18 kms south of Calgary. The town though is part of a cooperative of communities within the Calgary Region referred to as the Calgary Regional Partnership. Okotoks has become a famous bedroom community for the City of Calgary. Based on the 2006 Census, the population of the town has increased by 46 percent since 2001 to just over 17,000 residents.

The name Okotoks originates from a Blackfoot First Nation word for "rock," "ohkotok." The rock being referred to is the largest glacial erratic within the earth that is situated about 8 km west of the town.

Many First Nations tribes who moved through the region before European settlement, made use of the rock as a marker in order to locate the Okotoks river crossing. These nomadic tribes followed the travels of the buffalo herds for their subsistence. David Thompson explored the region as early as 1800. Soon trading posts sprang up, including one established during 1874 at the Sheep River crossing on the current Okotoks townsite. This crossing was on a trade route known as the Macleod Trail, that led from Fort Benton, Montana to Calgary.

The sawmill which was established by John Lineham along the Sheep River during the year 1891 operated for 25 years and was a key part of the local economy. At one time it hired 135 people, producing an average of 9,000 m or 30,000 feet of lumber on a daily basis. The growth of the Canadian Pacific Railway created a demand for railway ties and the mill helped meet that demand. Logs were delivered from the west via the Sheep River. The mill has long since disappeared but one specific building, amongst the oldest remaining in the township still stands. It housed an award-winning dairy and butter farm from the 1920s to the 1940s. It currently houses a restaurant and law firm.

In the year 1900, just west of Okotoks, four brick-making plants were opened. Many of the very first brick buildings in Okotoks, a few of which still stand now, were constructed making use of locally-made brick. The industry reached its peak in 1912, when twelve million bricks were made. The outbreak of the first World War caused the shutdown of "Sandstone" as it was known.

Oil was discovered west of Okotoks during the year 1913. The town of Okotoks became the supply centre. In its heyday, from 1913 to the 1960s, Okotoks was busy with horses, wagons, and transports hauling various kinds of equipment to the oil fields, and crude oil back through town to refineries within Calgary.

The town of Okotoks has been hosting a yearly collector car auction in the latter part of the month of May since the year 1974. It is the longest running collector car auction in Canada.

The town of Okotoks was among a small number of communities of its size to get its very own airport. Over the years, there were various small air shows at the airport and it was also the home of an aircraft charter company, a flight school, and a helicopter flying school. The site has presently transformed into an airpark community known as the Okotoks Air Ranch, where the owners of the property, if they would like, can build houses together with attached hangars for their private planes.