Eveline Charles Academy Announces Peace River Campus Attached to Glenmary School

  Posted: June 14, 2017

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is thrilled to announce that EvelineCharles Academy (ECA) will open a Peace River Campus in February 2018 attached to Glenmary School in Peace River. The ECA Peace River Campus will offer high school cosmetology courses as well as training for post-secondary students in hair styling and esthetics.  ECA CEO Eveline Charles and President Lina Heath joined HFCRD Board Chair Kelly Whalen and Superintendent Betty Turpin at Glenmary School to make the announcement in front of all senior high school students, parents, staff and dignitaries.

“We are thrilled to welcome EvelineCharles Academy Peace River Campus to Glenmary School.  This campus will greatly benefit students at Glenmary School and students across the Peace region,” said Board Chair Kelly Whalen.  “HFCRD is committed to providing high quality career training to students.  This campus is fantastic news for families in the north – it will allow students to get post-secondary trades training at home.”

Eveline Charles is one of the most recognized names in the Canadian hair salon and day spa industry.  Throughout her 40 years in the beauty industry, Eveline Charles has been honoured for her leadership, innovation and remarkable business accomplishments. Her countless entrepreneurial awards include Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2011 and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, EvelineCharles salons and spas have won Consumers Choice awards for seven years in a row.  Eveline Charles currently operates two campuses in Edmonton and Calgary, and six salons across Alberta.  The Peace River Campus will offer high school cosmetology classes and post-secondary esthetics and hair styling under the instruction of a Red Seal hair stylist and esthetician, and offer an online component utilizing the Holy Family CyberHigh online learning platform.

“Having grown up in Falher, I understand the struggle of having to leave your hometown, your family and friends in pursuit of a post-secondary education,” said Eveline Charles.  “My hope is that this campus will allow more students in the north to pursue their dreams without having to leave their home communities.  These students will no longer have to choose one or the other – they will be able to have both.”

The campus will be located in Glenmary School, and construction will begin this summer.  Glenmary School is currently undergoing a $7.5 million modernization that includes a new cosmetology suite, trades lab, culinary arts space, science labs, a relocated school office, and many other upgrades throughout the school.  All elements of the modernization are currently under construction, or scheduled to begin this summer.