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Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund announces 2021 award recipients

Winnipeg, MB – The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2021. These outstanding individuals are active in the Manitoba golf community, have demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges.

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba/Canada members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, golf ability and community involvement.

For 2021, the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund will distribute $13,500 in awards to 9 students. The following individuals will be receiving awards:

DR. DWIGHT PARKINSON AWARD – Jordon McDonald

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.

Jordan McDonald
Home club: Breezy Bend Country Club
School: Graduated from Oak Park Collegiate in 2021, accepted into the faculty of Engineering at University of Manitoba in fall of 2021.
Recent golf accomplishments:

Other: Jordan is also a competitive curler winning two provincial championships and a bronze medal at the U18 national championships.

BRIAN GILHULY AWARD – Jacob Armstrong

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.

Jacob Armstrong
Home club: St. Boniface Golf Club
School: University of Fraser Valley, Business Administration starting his 3rd year.
Recent golf accomplishments:

Other: Jacob is also a member of the University of Fraser Valley men’s golf team.

GOLF MANITOBA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – Sarah Farmer, MacKenzie Forsythe, Anthony Leicht, Jordan Wagner, & Eric Strick

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 2021 each recipient will receive $1,500.

Sarah Farmer
Home club: Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
School: Graduated from Garden City Collegiate in the summer of 2021, will be attending the University of Winnipeg in fall of 2021.
Golf highlights:

Other: Sarah is also an avid hockey player playing AA, AAA and high school hockey over the past three years. She was also a member of the Garden City Collegiate field hockey team that won provincial championships in 2018 and 2019. She also has volunteer coached hockey with the Manitoba Hurricanes female spring hockey program for the past three seasons.

MacKenzie Forsythe
Home club: Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
School: Graduate from St. John’s – Ravenscourt in June of 2021, will be attending the Asper School of Business in the fall of 2021.
Golf highlights:

Other: MacKenzie also plays tennis and was very active at her high school in extracurricular activities including student council, debate and public speaking, music and language clubs, holds a level 8 in the RCM of Piano and Music Theory, is a songwriter, and participated in multiple programs and conferences including the MB Music Biz Industry Youth Mentorship Program, UNESCO Schools National Youth Climate Conference and MB ALIVE Leadership Symposium.

Anthony Leicht
Home club: St. Charles Country Club
School: University of Manitoba Faculty of Arts majoring in psychology
Golf highlights:

Other: Anthony is a member of the St. John’s – Ravenscourt Alumni Board and is also employed with the Academic Learning Centre at the University of Manitoba where he tutors introductory science courses and facilitates study halls for Bison athletes.

Jordan Wagner
Home club: Golf Manitoba Public Player
School: Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba entering his 3rd year majoring in finance and marketing
Golf highlights:

Other: Jordan has been employed with the City of Winnipeg since 2016 as an instructor guard teaching students from ages 6 months to 80 years old.

GARTH GOODBRANDSON AWARD – Eric Strick

For 2021, this Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund award is named in honor of Golf Manitoba Director of Player Development, Garth Goodbrandson. Garth was at the helm of player development for 23 years and is an honoured inductee of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame. In 2021 the recipient will receive $1,500.

Eric Strick
Home club: Rossmere Country Club
School: Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba studying toward a major in actuarial mathematics.
Golf highlights:

Other: Eric played hockey at the AAA level, is currently studying to achieve his grade 9 Royal Conservatory Piano and has been employed in the backshop at the Rossmere Country Club since 2019.

CRAIG YAHIRO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – Maddie Pennell & Samuel Sullivan

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. This award is available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

Maddie Pennell
Home club: n/a
School: Graduated from MacGregor Collegiate Institute in 2021, attending Brandon University in the fall of 2021.
Golf highlights:

Other: Maddie has been employed at the Clear Lake Golf Foundation in food and beverage operations for the past 5 seasons. Maddie also plays badminton, volunteers at Heartland Recreation as a day camp counsellor, is involved with the MacGregor Elementary School as a teacher assistant and also volunteers with the Big Brother Big Sister’s Program. She was the 2021 Student Council President at MacGregor Collegiate Institute in 2021 and was a member of the drama club and spring productions

Samuel Sullivan
Home club: Carman Golf & Curling Club
School: Graduated from the Carman Collegiate in 2020, will be attending Humber College in the fall of 2021 to pursue a diploma in professional golf management.
Golf highlights:

Other: Samuel has worked at the Carman Golf & Country Club in the backshop from 2016-19, in the proshop from 2019 – 2021 and is now the assistant golf professional.

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 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to students associated with 36 different golf clubs 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 the Fund’s website at golfmb.ca/scholarship.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director, Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
jared@golfmb.ca

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Now accepting applications for Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada.

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totaling over $218,500 to 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement, however golf ability and community involvement are also considered.

Registration deadline is June 30.

For more information go to www.golfmb.ca/scholarship or click here to apply.

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Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund announces award recipients for 2020

Winnipeg, MB – The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2020. These outstanding individuals are active in the Manitoba golf community, have demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges.

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba/Canada members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement, golf ability and community involvement.

For 2020, the Board is pleased to present awards to the following individuals:

Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award | $2,000 – Eric Strick

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 award is available to a student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Erick Strick
Home club: Rossmere Country Club
School: River East Collegiate, attending Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:

Brian Gilhuly Award | $2,000 – Jacob Armstrong

The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship was made possible by the 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 award is available to students who are currently in the process of continuing with post-secondary studies.

Jacob Armstrong
Home club: St. Boniface Golf Club
School: University of Fraser Valley, Business Administration, 1st
Golf highlights:

Open Scholarship Awards | $1,500 x 5 – Lachlan Allerton, Brett Asseltine, Brent Ingram, Anthony Leicht & Brynn Todd

The Open 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. The number and size of the awards are determined each year by the Scholarship Fund Board of Directors.

Lachlan Allerton
Home club: Rossmere Country Club
School: Kildonan-East Collegiate, attending University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:

Brett Asseltine
Home club: Niakwa Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 3rd
Golf highlights:

Brent Ingram
Home club: Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 1st
Golf highlights:

Anthony Leicht
Home club: St. Charles Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 2nd
Golf highlights:

Brynn Todd
Home club: St. Charles Country Club
School: University of Manitoba, 3rd
Golf highlights:

Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award | $1,000 x 2 – Kayla Barnabe & Aaron Macdonell 

The Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award is made possible through the generosity of the Yahiro Family and 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. This award is available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

Kayla Barnabe
Home club: Southside Golf Course
School: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts, 1st
Golf highlights:

Aaron Macdonell
Home club: Niakwa Country Club
School: St. Paul’s High School, attending University of Manitoba in fall of 2020
Golf highlights:


About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF), formerly known as the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund, is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to students associated with 36 different golf clubs 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 the Fund’s website at golfmb.ca/scholarship.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director, Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
jared@golfmb.ca

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Golf Manitoba Scholarship Applications NOW OPEN!

Golf Manitoba is excited to announce that applications for 2020 scholarship awards is now open!

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF), formerly known as the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund, is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

Deadline for applications for 2020 will close on June 30.

For more information and to apply, please click visit golfmb.ca/scholarship.

 

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Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund announces award recipients for 2019

Winnipeg, MB – The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2019. These outstanding individuals have participated in the Manitoba golf community, demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing their post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges.

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement, however golf ability and community involvement are also considered. For 2019, seven scholarships were awarded based on academic, golf and community involvement and achievement as of June 30, 2019.

Dr. Dwight Parkinson AwardRyan Young

The Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award is a $3,500 scholarship that 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 game of golf. This award is available to a student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Ryan Young graduated from St. Paul’s Collegiate in Elie, Manitoba in June of 2019 and will be entering his first year of studies at Western University in pursuit of a degree in business administration. Ryan was the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Academic Medal for academic achievement in high school. Ryan was also very active in his high school where he played volleyball, basketball, badminton and competed in track & field; Ryan also served as student council president in his senior year. In 2018, Ryan achieved a top 30 finish in the Manitoba Junior Championship and is currently a member at St. Charles Country Club.

Brian Gilhuly AwardAnthony Leicht

The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 award that was made possible by the 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 late 2017. This award is available to students who are currently in the process of continuing on with post-secondary studies.

Anthony Leicht is currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree and is also a member of the Bison Men’s Golf Team. Anthony’s recent golf accomplishments include a T6th in the 2017 Nott Autcorp Men’s Amateur and playing in the 2017 Canadian Junior and Amateur Championships. In 2018, Anthony placed T34th in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur and also played in the Canadian Junior Championship. In the spring of 2019, Anthony also competed in the 2019 Canadian University & Colleges Golf Championship. Anthony is currently a member at St. Charles Country Club.

Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship AwardKate Gregoire & Brett Aseltine

The Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship provides two $1,000 awards that is made possible through the generosity of the Yahiro Family and by a charitable golf day and social that is held annually at the Rossmere Country Club and 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 sense of humour helped many improve their game. This award is available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

Kate Gregoire graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in June of 2019. She will be attending the University of Manitoba in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminal Justice. Kate will be one of few dual athletes at the University of Manitoba where she will compete for the Bison Women in both Golf and Hockey. Kate’s recent golf highlights include winning the 2018 high school individual and team championships, a runner-up finish in the 2018 Golf Manitoba Junior Women’s Championship, playing for Team Manitoba in the 2017 and 2018 Golf Canada Junior Women’s Championships. Kate currently carries a 6.9 handicap factor and plays out of the Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Steinbach, Manitoba.

Brett Aseltine recently completed his second year of studies at the University of Manitoba where he is majoring in Science. Brett’s golf accomplishments include playing to a 10.0 handicap factor as well competing in the 2018 Nott Autocorp Amateur Championship. Brett is also active with the University volunteer community where he currently serves as a coordinator for the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. Brett currently plays out of and is employed in golf services at the Niakwa Country Club.

Open Scholarship AwardsJacob Armstrong, Josh Shuster & Marissa Naylor

The Open 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. The number and size of the awards are determined each year by the Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. For 2019, three $1,000 awards were made possible.

Jacob Armstrong graduated high school in June of 2019. In the fall, Jacob will be attending the University of the Fraser Valley where he will enter his first year of studies in the business administration program and play for the men’s golf team. Jacob’s recent golf achievements include a win at the 2018 MLJT PGA of Manitoba Jr. Championship, T4 in the Golf Canada Prairie Future Links Championship, T3 in the Manitoba Junior, T7 in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur and also playing in the 2018 Canadian Junior and Men’s Amateur Championships. In 2017, Jacob placed T7 in the Manitoba Junior Championship and T49 in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur. Jacob currently plays out of the St. Boniface Golf Club.

Josh Shuster recently completed his first year of studies at the University of Victoria where he is enrolled in the commerce program and also competes on the men’s golf team. Josh carried an A grade average in 2018/19. Recent golf accomplishments in 2018 include a 63rd place finish in the Canadian Junior Men’s Championship, T41 in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship, a T3 in the Manitoba Junior Championship and a T46 in the Golf Canada Future Links Pacific Championship. Josh currently plays out of the Pine Ridge Golf Club.

Marissa Naylor is entering her final year of studies at the University of Manitoba where she is majoring in Recreation Management and Community Development. Marissa is also the captain of the Bison Women’s Golf Team. Marissa’s recent golf achievements include competing in the 2019 Canadian University & College Championship, a T4th in the 2018 Manitoba Women’s Amateur and playing in the 2018 Canadian University & College Championship. Marissa won the 2017 Manitoba Women’s Amateur and went on to represent Manitoba in the 2017 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship as a member of Team Manitoba. Marissa plays out of Pine Ridge Golf Club where she carries a 3.0 handicap factor.

About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF), formerly known as the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund, is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to students associated with 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

For more information about the Scholarship Fund including information on how to apply and donation information, please visit the Fund’s website at golfmb.ca/scholarship.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
jared@golfmb.ca

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Scholarship Fund to offer more awards in 2019

The Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund has been providing financial assistance to young golfers for over 30 years. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to young men and women who are pursuing post-secondary studies in Canada. For 2019, the Fund will see some exciting new changes including a rebranding initiative that will hope to create more awareness around the program as well an increase in the number of annual awards available.

For 2019, the Fund will officially change its name from the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund to the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund to better align its relationship with Golf Manitoba. By leveraging a name change as well introducing a new visual identifier, these changes will help to increase the visibility of the Fund within the local golf community. “We feel that until recently, the Fund was not necessarily perceived as being connected to Golf Manitoba and that perhaps our young golfers were not aware that these awards were available for them to apply for,” said Fund President, Dennis Langrell. “It is our hope that better aligning the Fund with the Golf Manitoba brand enhances the Funds visibility within the golf community and that we’ll see an increase in the number of annual applications.”

The Fund is also in the process of transferring over all capital assets into a trust managed by The Winnipeg Foundation. Upon completion of the transfer, the Fund value will more than double its current value of just over $200,000. The increase is attributable to a substantial endowment from the estate of long-time Golf Manitoba volunteer, the late Brian Gilhuly, capital contributions from David Hill in support of the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Memorial Scholarship and from a matching funds program of The Winnipeg Foundation.

As the Fund grows, so does its annual offering of awards.  For 2019, there have been two new scholarships created and one existing scholarship perpetuated within the last few months. The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship will provide an annual award of $2,000 and the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Memorial Scholarship will also provide an annual award of $2,000. The Fund will also administer an annual award of $2,000 in memory of the late PGA of Canada golf professional, Craig Yahiro.

“We are extremely grateful to those individuals and organizations who have generously contributed to the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund over the past 30 years,” said Golf Manitoba President, Vince Mariani. “With a substantial and growing capital fund means we can provide more awards to assist young people in their pursuit of furthering and enhancing their education and can continue to do so for many years to come.”

Application Process

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation such as playing on a high school golf team. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement, however golf ability and community involvement are also considered.

To apply, applicants can visit golfmb.ca/scholarship to download an application form. The annual deadline for applications is is June 30th.

Donations To The Fund

The Fund greatly appreciates the incredible support it has received over the past 30 years and looks to the local community for support. The Fund has been greatly assisted in building its Capital Fund through the generosity of Golf Manitoba, various golf clubs and other organizations and individuals. The greater the Fund, the greater the academic assistance it will be in a position to provide.

If you or your golf club would like to support the Fund, you can make a donation on-line or by sending a cheque to the Fund at:

Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund Inc.
420 -145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2Z6.

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As the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency, all donations will yield a tax-deductible receipt.

For more information about the Fund, please visit golfmb.ca/scholarship.


About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund:
The Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

About Golf Manitoba: Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and North West Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the sport of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants.

Recognized by Sport Manitoba as the Provincial Sport Organization for golf in the province, Golf Manitoba is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the sport of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario. Golf Manitoba is also involved in national golf events through its affiliation with Golf Canada.

For more information:
Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204.925.5729
jared@golfmb.ca