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Golf Manitoba announces 2023 scholarship award recipients

From left to right: Jacob Armstrong, Grady Chuback, Camryn Desjarlais, Mackenzie Forsyth, Hayden Liberty, Evan Nachtigal, Maddie Pennell, Trent Robertson, Eric Strick, Samuel Sullivan and Elle Wood.

The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce its award recipients for 2023.

These students are active in the Manitoba golf community either through participation or employment, have demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges. In 2023, the Fund awarded $17,500 in scholarships to 11 deserving students.


The Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award has been made possible by Mr. Dave Hill of the St. Charles Country Club. The award recognizes Dr. Parkinson’s long-time commitment to the sport of golf. This $2,000 award is available to a student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Grady graduated from St Paul’s High School in the spring of 2023 and is set to begin his freshman year in Business/Commerce at the University of British Columbia.  He will also represent UBC as a member of the men’s golf team. Grady was active in his high-school community organizing events such as the Freshman Retreat and graduation. Outside of school activities, he volunteers time at Winnipeg Harvest and the Siloam Mission.


The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from the estate of the long-time Golf Manitoba volunteer, Mr. Brian Gilhuly. Brian started his volunteerism with Golf Manitoba in 1986 where he served in a variety of capacities for over 30 years until his passing in 2017. This $2,000 award is available to students who are currently in the process of continuing with post-secondary studies.

Eric, a member of the Rossmere Country Club, is enrolled at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba where he is majoring in Actuarial Mathematics.  In addition to his studies, Eric plays the piano (has achieved Level 9 status through The Royal Conservatory) and volunteers with both the Asper Winnipeg Harvest and the University of Manitoba Actuarial Club.


Golf Manitoba scholarship awards are made possible each year by the Scholarship Fund. These awards are made available to both high school and post-secondary students who are pursuing studies in Canada. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement; however, golf ability and community involvement are also considered. In 2023 each recipient will receive $1,500.


The Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award is made possible through the generosity of the Yahiro Family and participants in an annual fundraising event at Rossmere Country Club in memory of the late Craig Yahiro. Craig Yahiro was a long-time member of the PGA of Canada where his skillful instruction and great personality and sense of humour helped many improve their game. These awards are available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

The Board of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund extends its sincere congratulations to the 2023 recipients and wishes them all the best in their post-secondary studies.

About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF) is a registered charity that provides financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 200 scholarships and over $240,000 to students throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

For more information about the Scholarship Fund including information on how to apply or to make a donation, please visit