Bursaries offered for BC Games

Coast Capital Savings offers $500 bursaries for 16 youth athletes

Athletes, youth coaches and youth officials taking part in the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton can apply for one of 16 bursaries of $500 being offered by Coast Capital Savings and the BC Games Society.

“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,” says a BC Games Society release.

“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.

Athletes (and youth coaches and officials under 19 years of age) 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 Feb. 8 and winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games on Feb. 28.