Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore
 
 
 
20th Annual! -- September 3-7, 2015

the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore

the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore

Burlington Lakeshore

Service Above Self

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1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON  L7S1A9
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Tthe Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation have voted in major changes to their academic scholarship program for the students of Burlington.  All academic scholarships have been increased by 40%, with each award recipient now earning a scholarship of $3,500.  As well, the number of scholarships presented has been increased from 9 to 10.

The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Foundation, together with the Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore, take pride in supporting the efforts of our youth to develop their skills, and is the largest private funder of scholarships for Burlington youth in the community. 

 
 
 
We are so excited to offer all high school students and young university students these fantastic opportunities to help them as the begin to think about their professional careers in the Burlington area!

All of these program are provided FREE! So tell your friends and join in on these amazing chances to go away to school for a year or help out with tuition fees! A full list of the programs is below - just check the box if you want more information

 
 
 

BURLINGTON, Ontario- The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore (RCBL) announced the winners of 9 scholarships recipients at the annual awards banquet held last night. $47,500 in student scholarships were awarded by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore and its charitable foundation. Out of a total of 62 entries received, this year nine awards of $2,500 have been given to exceptional Burlington high school students. In addition a $15,000 Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Kathryn Sinden M.Sc.

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation was established in 1991 to provide educational awards to graduating high school students in the greater Burlington area, to assist them with post-secondary education costs. These awards are made possible because of our fundraising event, Canada’s Largest Ribfest.

 

The Foundation is an endowment funded so that these awards can be provided each year from income earned by the Foundation assets. The criteria for the selection of students winning an award include: academic average; community and school volunteer service; demonstration of leadership in school or community activities; and financial need

 

A special feature at this year’s awards ceremony was the announcement for the music lineup for Canada’s Largest Ribfest and featured a showcase performance from students at Merriam Music, a partner of Canada’s Largest Ribfest who will also be taking to the Gazebo Stage all weekend long later this summer.

 

Winning Students for 2013

Academic Scholarships


1.       Kate Bauer

2.       Justin Saddlemyre

3.       Amy Stringer

4.       Nupur Kumar

5.       Melanie Stone

 

Athletic Scholarships


1.       Sarah Lowicki- Soccer

2.       Emma Greco- Ice Hockey

3.       Elijah Pawliw- Football, Track & Field

4.       Meredith Adams- Rowing

 

International Studies Award in honour of Kan Nakazawa

 


1.       Narmada Gunawardana

 

The Vocational Studies Award in Memory of Ron McDermott


1.       Brett McCracken

 

The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron


1.       Mackenzie Aker

 

The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra


1.       Carlee Bennard

 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore Graduate Scholarship


1.       Kathryn Sinden

 

 

 
 
Community Service Co-Chair of the Community Service Committee of The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore has has made a significant donation to the Halton Food Box, affording it the purchase of 200 new, reusable food grade plastic delivery boxes.

These boxes ensure that quality fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered to over 900individuals and families monthly. in a safe and protected manner. Priority is given to the region's 19,000 residents who live in poverty.

The donation enhances the ability of the program to expand its reach. enabling more families and individuals to access healthy food. The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore is able to support such local initiatives due to the success of Canada's Largest Ribfest, which it host every Labour Day Weekend at Spencer Smith Park.
 

 
 

Please extend the hand of Rotary fellowship to your neighbours, your friends, your contacts, and bring them to Rotary as our guest.

Rotary... 1.2 million people quietly doing great work within their community.  Just imagine how much more we could do with 1.2 million.... and 1!



 

 
 
 
 
 

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