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Angela Santiago of The Little Potato Company; Trixie Ling of Flavours of Hope; Nathan Flim of The Fort Distillery

King’s honours this year’s Alumni Achievement Awards recipients

With an exceptional base of alumni making a difference to choose from, settling on just three Alumni Achievement Award recipients each year is a challenge. It's a challenge King’s loves to undertake, however, as the university strives to share the stories of driven men and women making a difference in their communities and beyond.

Angela Santiago, CEO and co-founder of The Little Potato Company, is this year’s Distinguished Alumni award recipient. This award is given to alumni with a proven track record of academic achievement who have also made outstanding lifetime accomplishments.

Angela co-founded The Little Potato Company in 1996 with her father Jacob Vander Schaaf, a Dutch immigrant who longed for the tasty little potatoes of his youth. What began as a tiny operation on the outskirts of Edmonton selling at farmers’ markets, is now an international, multi-million dollar company employing more than 400 people; many of whom are newcomers to Canada.

Angela leads with a positive example, gives back to her community, and is a sought-after public speaker. Read more about Angela and The Little Potato Company.

Trixie Ling, founder and executive director of Flavours of Hope, is this year’s Servant Leader award recipient. The award honours alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to others, advocacy for the disadvantaged, and a commitment to volunteering.

Flavours of Hope is a social enterprise empowering refugee newcomer women to earn livable incomes and build social connections within their communities through cooking and sharing culinary traditions and stories. She was inspired to establish Flavours of Hope after her Vancouver church’s weekly neighbourhood dinners began to see an influx of newcomers to Canada attending their meals.

Trixie is driven by compassion and a desire to see justice and equity delivered within her community.

Nathan Flim, owner of The Fort Distillery, is this year’s Accomplished Young Alumni award recipient which is given to alumni 35 years old or under who have outstanding professional achievements and make significant community contributions.

Nathan’s passion for agriculture and chemistry led him to open a distillery alongside his wife Kayla in 2018. Their business produces delicious, small batch spirits, made using quality local ingredients. The Fort Distillery supports local farmers, hires community members, and showcases the talents of local artists. Over the last couple of years, The Fort Distillery has quickly become an important community space where people come to connect. Products of The Fort Distillery are now being sold and distributed across Canada and the US.

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2016 Athletic Awards

Posted on: Apr 02, 2016

2016 Female Rookie of the Year Award: Sydney Warchola This years award goes to an athlete who is described by her teammates as: hard working, focused, and willing to make changes to improve. As a first…

Eagles Fly Home after First Run at Nationals

Eagles Fly Home after First Run at Nationals

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016

In a province rich in history, King's Women’s Volleyball team created a little history of their own. Anne of Green Gables would have been proud of the Eagles first CCAA National Championship, last…

Women’s volleyball squad first from The King's University team ever to go to nationals

Women’s volleyball squad first from The King's University team ever to go to nationals

Posted on: Mar 08, 2016

Jason Hills - Edmonton Journal http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/kings-university-sends-team-to-nationals-for-the-first-time

Women's Volleyball Team Progress to CCAA National Tournament

Women's Volleyball Team Progress to CCAA National Tournament

Posted on: Mar 04, 2016

This Tuesday, The King’s University Eagles Women’s Volleyball team will travel to Charlottetown PEI to represent Edmonton and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC) at the Canadian Collegiate…

Volleyball Coach Named ACAC Coach of the Year

Volleyball Coach Named ACAC Coach of the Year

Posted on: Mar 05, 2015

The King's University is pleased to announce that Grace Scott, head coach of Eagles Women’s Volleyball  team, has been selected by her Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference coaching peers as the 2014…

Naeem Haque Honoured as ACAC Badminton Coach of the Year

Naeem Haque Honoured as ACAC Badminton Coach of the Year

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015

The King's University's Badminton Coach, Naeem Haque, has been named the 2015 ACAC Badminton Coach of the Year by the The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).  This award was presented to Haque…