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Cory Kaun - RDP's 2021 Distinguished Alum

In this photo, Cory Kaun accepts the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from Sonia Munksgaard, Red Deer Polytechnic Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Submitted by
Brent Forster

At the 2022 Community Awards on October 20, Cory Kaun was named the recipient of Red Deer Polytechnic’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. He received this honour for his involvement in a variety of community organizations and initiatives, which include providing a range of supports for learners at the Polytechnic. 

Kaun, who is a founding partner of Larkaun Homes, has remained deeply connected to Red Deer Polytechnic since he completed his welding apprenticeship at the post-secondary institution. Valuing education and community prosperity, Larkaun Homes has contributed to Red Deer Polytechnic scholarships, providing students with additional resources to pursue their academic endeavors.  

Larkaun Homes has also contributed additional support and sponsorship at the post-secondary institution, including for Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics. As an additional way of providing support to the Polytechnic community, Larkaun Homes offers discounts to RDP Alumni through the Alumni Perks program.  

In addition to his dedication to his family and career, Kaun has served as Co-Chair on the Builder Council with Building Industry and Land Development of Central Alberta (BILD-CA) and Director for the Red Deer Airport in a volunteer capacity.  

This generosity and value placed on developing community has reached many areas of central Alberta. Larkaun Homes supports Red Deer Hospice Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of Red Deer & District, Kin Canada, Golf A Kid To Cure, Lacombe Ringette, ball hockey and ice hockey leagues, among other organizations and initiatives. 

His hard work, expertise, attention to detail, and collaborative spirit have helped Larkaun Homes thrive in central Alberta since its inception in 2003. Over the years, the company has received several awards and recognition in central Alberta, the province, and across Canada. In 2018, Larkaun Homes’ craftsmanship was recognized in central Alberta as Builder of the Year (small volume), Best New Home ($525,000 to $599,000), Best New Home ($675,000 to $749,000), along with Building Industry and Land Development Best New Home ($525,000 to $600,000) for Alberta. 

Those who interact with Kaun on a personal or professional level speak positively of his high level of respect and consideration for others. Kaun’s loyalty to clients, employees, and business associates has helped enrich those trusted relationships over time, contributing to the development of the region. 

His ongoing commitment to Red Deer Polytechnic in a variety of capacities continues to create further opportunities for learners to pursue their goals and complete their studies in central Alberta. 


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