15th Annual Kings and Queens Scholarship Breakfast to feature keynote speaker Karl Subban

Date posted: 
Fri, 12/08/2017
Athletics Scholarship Breakfast

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Red Deer College has the perfect gift idea for sports fans, aspiring leaders and those who want to unlock their potential. The 15th Annual RDC Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast in support of RDC Athletic Scholarships will feature keynote speaker, Karl Subban. People who purchase tickets before December 15 will receive Subban’s autographed book, How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life, in time for Christmas. Tickets have been selling and it’s a perfect time to take advantage of the bonus offer of a signed book.

15th Annual RDC Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Doors open at 6:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker, Karl Subban | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Harvest Centre, Westerner Park, Red Deer
Tickets: $100 each and can be ordered online

Subban, a former school principal and father of three professional hockey players, including NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, moved from Jamaica to Ontario in the 1970s. He will guide attendees towards reaching their potential through humour and anecdotes as scholarship money is raised for RDC student-athletes. This will be a unique opportunity to experience Subban’s knowledge on leadership, teamwork, perseverance and achieving success.

With a message that resonates with everyone from student-athletes to business and community leaders, Subban combines personal stories with lessons he learned as a coach and principal – lessons about goal-setting, perseverance and accomplishment. Subban shares a proven framework for how to apply the same principles in all aspects of life to help identify, develop and live your dreams, and unlock your potential.

Second-year member of the RDC Kings Curling team and 2017 ACAC Silver Medalist, Andrew Jones, is appreciative of how scholarships, such as those from the Scholarship Breakfast, allow student-athletes to compete in a sport that they enjoy while receiving a valuable education. “The impact of scholarships and the Scholarship Breakfast is huge. The scholarships that I have received allow me to attend school and curl without having to work a part-time job,” said Jones, a Business Administration General Management student. “I can fully commit myself to my studies, my sport, and make time to give back to the community, which is something that all of us on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council have worked hard to instill as one of the core values of RDC Athletics.”

Jones is looking forward to Subban’s message. “With all of the experience he has raising world-class athletes, it will be interesting to see how he managed it on a daily basis,” said Jones.

“Learning how to build my own plan for success will also help when it comes to balancing school, competition and every other aspect of life.”

To receive the autographed book in time for Christmas, as well as a Scholarship Breakfast ticket and rare opportunity to hear Karl Subban speak, order your tickets before December 15. All funds raised will generously support RDC’s student-athletes.

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About the Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast: Funds raised, in partnership with RDC’s sponsors and community contributors, are directed to the Athletic Leadership Fund to support student scholarships such as the Scott Builders Student-Athlete Leadership Scholarships presented at the Scholarship Breakfast.

Since its inception, the Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast has raised more than $300,000 for student-athlete awards, and have helped student-athletes to pursue both their education and their passion for playing collegiate sports.

For additional information about the Scholarship Breakfast or sponsorship opportunities please contact RDC Community Relations: 403.342.3175 | communityrelations [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

For additional information contact:

Dean Turnquist
Development Communications Consultant | Community Relations

Brent Forster 
Communications Strategist Corporate, Marketing and Communications