Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up once again to support the pursuit of achievement and leadership through a bursary program.  Athletes (and youth coaches and officials) taking part in the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500.  The program was first offered at the 2014 BC Summer Games with over 250 applicants for the bursary.

The bursary is intended to recognize athletes who have achieved in sport and education but, more importantly, go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities.  Youth coaches and officials (under 19 years of age) who are attending the Games as part of a development opportunity are also welcome to apply.

“Coast Capital Savings is excited to sponsor these bursaries as part of our commitment to building richer futures for youth in our communities,” said Wendy Lachance, Director of Community Leadership at Coast Capital Savings. “The dedication these young people show in pursuing excellence as athletes, students and community leaders is inspirational.”

Coast Capital Savings is a valued Corporate Partner of the BC Games Society and has made a promise “To help build a richer future for youth in our communities.”   Coast Capital delivers on this promise through initiatives that support health, build self-reliance and confidence, and inspire youth to become leaders.  Sport is an avenue to achieve all of these and the BC Games provides young athletes, coaches, and officials from across the province with an important competitive opportunity and exceptional experience to learn about teamwork, goal setting, friendship, and community excellence.

“BC Games athletes commit significant time and energy to their sport,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “We hope that this financial support of our young participants, who are leaders both on and off the field of play, will help give them an extra boost to continue to make a difference to their sport and in their communities.”

Athletes (and youth coaches and officials) who have qualified for the 2016 BC Winter Games can apply for the bursary by completing the online application form at www.bcgames.org.  A reference letter from a coach or teacher must be included.  The deadline for applications is February 8, 2016 and winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games on February 28.

Just Posted

School board rejects adding trustees

Support lacking to expand West Kelowna/Kelowna representation

Sustainable growth: Time to stop trashing environment

Regenerative capitalist Hunter Lovins offers economic insights at Kelowna conference

New multi-million baggage system up and running at YLW

Kelowna Airport’s $39 million outbound baggage system can handle 900 bags an hour

New safety doors aim to protect transit drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

Death and fire not treated as suspicious

RCMP has turned the invesigation of Monday’s fire on Gaggin Road over to the BC Coroners Service

One person sent to hospital after fire near Keremeos

Fire ripped through a shed and Winnebego at Sunkatchers RV Park Co-operative

Osoyoos woman to be inducted into Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

Induction ceremony will take place in Penticton during Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Mudslides close Highway 1 between Hope and Chilliwack

Geotechnicians are on scene and an assessment is underway.

Canadian initiative fuelled by Terry Fox’s dream may be only hope for young cancer patients

Young cancer patients in rural or remote areas did not always get the testing available

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among Nassar’s victims

Snow warning for the Coquihalla

Driving through highway passes will require some extra caution today.

Penticton Indian Band selects five new councillors

PIB aiming for internal reconciliation after by-election

Chiefs ground Rockets in Spokane

Former Rockets’ head coach Dan Lambert leads his Chiefs past Kelowna Wednesday in WHL action

Letter: Deer cull the only practical solution

Kelowna letter writer says deer are thriving because their natural predators are gone

Most Read