On Friday, October 20th, the Tofield Community hall was a buzz with activity as the Beaver County Career Fair took centre stage. This event was a collaborative effort by Viking/Beaver FCSS Director Dawn Chrystian, and Tofield/Beaver County West FCSS Executive Director Tracey Boast Radley. The event drew a notable turnout, with 150 local grade 10-12 students eager to engage with over 40 representatives from various businesses, trade professions, and post-secondary institutions.
Beaver County’s Reeve Kevin Smook and Councillor Williams, along with Town of Tofield’s Mayor Dueck, Councillor Chehade, and Town o fViking’s Councillor Lefsrud, all shared words of encouragement with the attendees. Greg Litwin, representing the Tofield and District Chamber of Commerce, also delivered an inspiring message and Jeff Edwards, Assistant CAO of the Town of Tofield, and also the Master of Ceremonies, shared insightful thoughts, with the students during lunch, which was generously sponsored in part by Claystone Waste Ltd..
A special note of gratitude goes out to the dedicated organizers and volunteers who made this event a success. This includes the Tofield Beaver FCSS advisory committee members Lynn Hryhirchuk, Lesley Fath, and Brenda Chehade, as well as the committed Tofield Beaver FCSS staff Jaylynn Umphrey and Jamie Sutton, and Vanita Eglauer from the Town of Tofield. Not to forget the contributions of Tricia Chrystian, the chair of the Viking Beaver FCSS board.
This event holds immense value as it provides our youth with the invaluable opportunity to explore the multitude of paths that lie ahead. After all, our kids are the architects of our future, and such events play a crucial role in shaping their journeys.