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Awards & Bursaries

WMSC Awards

Every year the WMSC celebrates our club racers for their achievements at our annual Awards Ceremony.  This is the time we also show our appreciation to coaches, acknowledge our sponsors & thank our volunteers for their continued commitment to providing quality experiences for our young athletes.

For a complete list of all awards and selection criteria go to:  WMSC ATHLETE AWARDS 2018

Nancy Greene – Nat Bosa Bursary

Nancy Greene played an instrumental role in starting the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club and in supporting the Canadian juvenile skier development program. Nancy has continued to be a great supporter of ski racing in Canada over the years. Nat Bosa and his companies have provided both the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club with financial assistance for the construction of both ski cabins and have continued to support the Clubs and some of the athletes over the years.

To recognize the tremendous contributions of Nancy and Nat in support of ski racing at the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club and in the Whistler Valley and as a consequence of our two Clubs coming together, the Directors of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club created the Nancy Greene/Nat Bosa Bursary. These funds are intended to contribute towards coaching fees, travel expenses, equipment costs and other expenses related to the development of ski racing members of the Club. To qualify an athlete must be an active racing member in a Club program (FIS, U16, U14, U12), BC Team or National Team. A committee has been set up to administer the program and athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, by the end of December. Awards are typically announced in late January and funds applied to your racer account.

At the Boards Discretion:

  • 10 % of Sponsor Capital Fund set aside annually for Nancy Greene – Nat Bosa Bursary
  • Funds for this award need to be clearly identifiable by Oct 1st
  • Any funds not allocated in the prior years will be disbursed in subsequent years.
  • Unused funds should never be directed towards general revenues.
  • It is the discretion of the awards committee to award 75% or more by Jan 30th with the balance being disbursed to eligible applicants for additional trip funding.

Considerations for Awards:

The Awards committee reviews all submissions and disburses funds to the athletes accounts based on the following criteria.

  • Perceived Financial Need
  • Costs of specific program
  • Character of the athlete and skill level
  • Parental Volunteerism

A committee consisting of Bob Cameron and Jim McGovern has been set up to administer the program this season. All submissions will remail anonymous and all members must be in good standing. Athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, to Bob Cameron, no later than DECEMBER 30th each year. Awards will be announced in late January and funds applied to your racer account.

Apply to: Bob Cameron by email

By Mail:
Bob Cameron
8308 Ski Jump Rise
Whistler BC, V0N 1B9

Nat Bosa Award

Presented each year at the Whistler Senior Secondary graduation in June

Presented by WMSC Alpine Chair or appointed Director

The spirit of this award is to recognize a WSS student who is fully engaged in a WMSC racing program while at same time fully engaged in pursuing studies at high school. This award is given to a ski racer who demonstrates strong leadership, sportsmanship, and dedication to the team while maintaining good grades and demonstrating a positive attitude at school.

To receive this recognition the student must be graduating from WSS in the current year. In the case of multiple applicants, preference will be given to the student maintaining the best overall academic success in a minimum of four academic courses required for graduation. Preference will be given to long term members of the WMSC residing full time in Whistler.

The Nat Bosa Award of $500 will be given annually. To receive these funds the recipient must bring to the WMSC office proof of registration in a program or course offered by an accredited post-secondary institution.

Kidsport Whistler

Kidsport Whistler is the local branch of Kidsport BC. The Whistler organization channels funds to children ages 5 to 18 in the Whistler community to assist with the fees of sport registration or equipment costs. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation continues to support Kidsport Whistler ‘so all kids can play!’. The municipality’s Community Life department and Kidsport host Strut Your Stuff.

Contacts for Kidsport Whistler:  604-932-0113

BC Alpine Awards and Bursaries: Athlete Awards and Scholarships

 

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