Convocation 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020 on successfully achieving a milestone by completing your studies at Portage College. 

Convocation is an exciting time for us all. Whether we are instructors, learning support, library staff or administration, we want to successfully “portage you” onto your next journey.

We value our connection with you, and we hope that you will fondly remember your time with your Portage family.

Watch the Virtual Convocation recording by clicking the image below.

Virtual Convocation Image Link

Family and friends are welcome to share congratulatory messages by posting them on Flipgrid or any of our social media channels linked in the "Continue the Celebration" dropdown below.

Several members of the College community have come together to congratulate graduates and send their best wishes. You can watch their video messages on Flipgrid.

Portage College is proud to have such an extensive number of awards, scholarships and bursaries available to students, and we congratulate this year’s recipients. The College faculty and staff are proud of you!

The Honour Ceremony has been part of the Portage College Convocation tradition since 2003. It was first introduced as a special ceremony acknowledging our students for successful completion of their schooling.

Each graduand who requested a symbolic eagle feather should have received one in their convocation celebration box. An elder has blessed the feathers and has said a prayer for the graduands.

Send us a photo or video of how you’re celebrating Convocation!

We'll gather them all and create a mashup video.

Simply send your photo, video or link via email.

Share the celebration!

Tag us @portagecollege and use #Convocation2020 in all your social media posts so we can see your celebrations. You can also use Flipgrid to record messages and upload your videos.

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We are grateful to our many supporters, sponsors and donors for their ongoing support of our College, helping us provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.

Thank you to all the agencies, companies, individuals, municipalities and organizations who provide support to the College.

A&T Construction Ltd.

A/Vian Ecological Consulting Inc. 

Agriculture and Forestry

Alberta Aboriginal Women’s Society

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Alberta College of Paramedics

Alberta College of Social Workers

Alberta Community and Social Services

Alberta Conservation Association

Alberta Construction Safety Association

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Alberta Employment and Immigration

Alberta Energy Regulator

Alberta Environment and Parks

Alberta Fish and Game Association

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Alberta Health

Alberta Lakeland Direct Marketing: Lakeland Heritage Partners

Alberta Law Foundation

Alberta Museums Association

Alberta Mycological Society

Alberta Pacific Forest Industries

Alberta Rural Development Network

Alberta Safety Council

Alberta Snowmobile Association

Alberta Solicitor General

Alberta Sport, Recreation and Wildlife Foundation

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

Alicia Pruden Beniuk

Ashley Tkachyk

Aspen View Public Schools

ATCO Energy

Athabasca County

Athabasca Oil Corporation

Athabasca University

Aurora Middle School

Barbe Maile

Beaver Lake Cree Nation

Bigstone Lake Cree Nation

Bill Fox

Bird Studies Canada

Blue Quills University


Bonnyville Community Adult Learning Program

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Boom 103.5 (Lac La Biche)

Boston Pizza Lac La Biche

Britton’s Your Independent Grocer

Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement Pathways to Employment

Calliou Oilfield Clearing Ltd.

Campus Alberta

Canada Safety Council

Canadian Land Reclamation Society

Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Wildlife Service

Canalta Hotels



Chipewyan Prairie

Christa MacNevin

Chwedoruk Trucking


Coffee News

Cold Lake First Nations

Cold Lake First Nations Community Adult Learning Program

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

Community Futures Lac La Biche

Community Programs Branch of Alberta Advanced Education

City of Cold Lake

Cold Lake Hatchery

County of St. Paul

DanInject Canada, St Albert

Darren Cholowski

Ducks Unlimited Canada

East Central Francophone School Division

École Plamondon School

Edcon Power Tongs

Elizabeth Métis Settlement

Elk Island Public Schools

Elk Point Community Adult Learning Program

Energy Safety Canada Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada

Fish and Wildlife Lac La Biche

Frog Lake First Nation

Frog Lake First Nation Community Adult Learning Program

Game Day Grill in Cold Lake

Gary Sedgewick

Goodfish Lake Development Corp.

Goodfish Lake Open Campus

Grande Prairie Regional College



Heart Lake Construction

Heart Lake First Nation

Home Schooling Groups

Husky Energy

Imperial Oil Resources

Inside Education

Integrated Environment

J.A. Williams High School

JHL Forestry

Johnson Incorporated

Junior Forestry Rangers

Kathleen Pullen

Kehewin Cree Nation

Kehewin Cree Nation Community Adult Learning Program

Keyano College

Kihew Asiniy Education Centre

Kikino Métis Settlement

Lac La Biche Animal Care Group

Lac La Biche Birding Society

Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre

Lac La Biche & District Chamber of Commerce

Lac La Biche County

Lac La Biche IGA

Lac La Biche Post

Lac La Biche Pow Wow & Fish Derby Association

Lac La Biche Region Watershed Stewardship Society

Lac La Biche Stationers

Lac La Biche Transport

Lakeland Catholic School Division

Lakeland College

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

Lorna and Edgar Cadieux

MEG Energy Corp.

Métis Nation of Alberta

Minor Sports (Lac La Biche)

Natural Resource Training Group, Darren Herbert

Nexen Incorporation

Normand Durocher

North Star Science & Technology Ltd.

Northern Alberta Development Council

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lights Public Schools

Oil Sands Discovery Centre


Paul MacMahon

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Piikani Nation

Portage College Faculty Association

Power Up North

Questfire Energy

Ralph Young

Ramada Hotels

Randolph Benson Professional Corp

RDK Electric

Robin and Ed Mandel

Ron Johnston

Royal Alberta Museum

Royal Canadian Legion

Rudiger Family

Rupertsland Institute

Rural Women’s Conference

Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Pathways to Employment

Samson Cree Nation

Screen Shot in Lac La Biche

Seven Lakes — Primco Dene

Skills Alberta Canada

Smiley’s Furniture and Electronics

Smoky Lake Forest Nursery

SMR Diesel Trucks

St. Paul Champions for Change Society

St. Paul Education Regional Division

St. Paul Family Literacy Community Adult Learning Program

St. Paul Municipal Seed Cleaning Association Ltd

Stantec Consulting

Stingray Radio

STRIX Ecological

Students' Association of Portage College

Sven-Jan Erikson

Tervita Corporation

Thurber Engineering

Town of St. Paul

TransCanada Corporation

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

Venture Building Supplies

Village of Boyle

Voyageur Grill

Waschuk Pipeline

Western Air Rescue

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Whitefish Lake First Nation #128

Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake Community Adult Learning Program

Woodland Trainers Association

Wolf Midstream (formerly Access Pipeline Inc.)

Women Building Futures

WSP Canada Ltd.

Xerox Canada

We invite you to participate in any of our future in-person convocation ceremonies. RSVP requests usually occur in the month of March each year, so please mark it on your 2021 calendar and reach out to Student Services at that time if you would like to come in person.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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