Three exemplary curling athletes were recognized with Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursaries at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton.
Matthew Steventon from Smithers, Elizabeth Shulz from Fraser Lake and Alasdair Wilson from Prince George were all selected for the bursary.
A total of 16 bursary recipients were chosen from over 100 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and most importantly for their leadership contributions to their schools, community, or sport associations. Curling had more recipients than any other sport at the event in Penticton.
“The winners of the Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursaries are role models not only as athletes but also as community leaders,” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership for Coast Capital Savings. “Through their commitment to helping build a richer future for other youth in their communities, they embody Coast Capital’s ‘Youth Get It’ philosophy. It’s been a pleasure to watch them compete and support the BC Winter Games.”
The BC Winter Games are an important opportunity for sport development, but through sport, these 16 accomplished young people are also learning lifelong skills of commitment and leadership.
“These young leaders show their skills in sport on the field of play but also in their home communities,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “We are impressed with the involvement of these recipients and are looking forward to see the impact each one of them makes in the future.”