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Great Plains College to host 10th annual Carhartts & Caviar Welding Showcase and Auction

Posted on 12 January 2022 by Prairie Post

Great Plains College is pleased to announce the 10th annual Carhartts & Caviar Welding Showcase and Auction presented by S3 Group Ltd. will be held in-person on March 10. 

The college’s Welding certificate students, alumni, their instructor and local businesses are working hard to create over a dozen custom pieces for the March 10 event. 

“In the 9 years this event has been running, it has raised nearly $200,000 for our Welding program and scholarship fund; but it has also become so much more than a fundraiser; it gives students a unique learning opportunity to practice the skills they’re learning through custom metal art creations, and then brings the community together to showcase the skills our students have honed,” said Jared McKenzie, Welding instructor at Great Plains College. “We’re thrilled to be able to return to an in-person event to celebrate a decade of metal.” 

A live edge river table, a three-seater bench and a custom fire pit are among the one-of-a-kind items that will be available for purchase during the live auction. 

Early bird tickets purchased from January 17-February 14 are $50 and can be purchased at the college or by contacting development@greatplainscollege.ca or 306-773-1531. Any remaining tickets past February 14 will be $60. Proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test will be required prior to entry at the event. 

“We’re grateful for the ongoing support from the individuals and businesses that continue to attend and sponsor this event, which directly supports the Welding program and scholarships at the college,” said Bryce Martin, donor services coordinator at Great Plains College. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back into the building for a great evening of food, drink and metal art.” 

This event wouldn’t be possible without the great support of the community and sponsors, including the presenting sponsor S3 Group Ltd., and this year’s major sponsors: the City of Swift Current, Plewis Automotive Group, Mercator Financial, Lime Zero Mechanical and Anderson & Company. 

For a sneak peek at some of this year’s auction pieces, stay tuned to the Great Plains College Facebook page, Twitter feed or website. 

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