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Rowing Canada Aviron is pleased to announce the recipients of the Future Athlete Bursary. In support of the next generation of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Rowers, this bursary provides financial support to up-and-coming Canadian rowing athletes who remain in Canada to continue their training while completing their post-secondary studies.

Through a generous private donation to Rowing Canada Aviron, the six recipients will receive a total of $2,500 each to support their continued participation in rowing while managing their post-secondary education.

“I love member funded bursaries. It has to be one of the best aspects of the work we do,” said Terry Dillon, Rowing Canada Aviron CEO.  “RCA gets the chance to connect our community so that members can help each other. It is both humbling and inspiring.”

This year’s recipients are:
Curtis Ames (Western University/Calgary Rowing Club)
Terek Been (University of Toronto)
Gavin Stone (Queens University/Kingston Rowing Club)
Hayley Chase (Laurentian University/Sudbury Rowing Club)
Julia Lindsay (University of British Columbia)
Louise Munro (Queens University/Kingston Rowing Club).

“I’m elated to have been chosen as a recipient of the Future Athlete Bursary” said Hayley Chase. “With this support, I can continue training in the hopes of making the U23 National Team at the 2018 RCA Speed Orders National Selections Regatta!”

“There was a significant interest in this award from a pool of athletes who are pursuing academic excellence and High-Performance sport. Their dedication and commitment is inspirational and a testament to the values we see in boathouses across Canada on a daily basis,” said Adam Parfitt, Director Athlete and Coach Pathways.

Applications were measured across a broad set of criteria including current performance data, coach recommendations and personal statements from the applicants.