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Constituency Youth Council

As the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour, Terry Beech would like to invite Students at Ecole Alpha Secondary between the ages of 15 and 24 to apply for the Constituency Youth Council.

The Youth Council is a unique opportunity for young Canadians to represent their peers, learn more about our federal government, and to have their say on issues that matter to our local and national communities, from tackling climate change to taking action on housing affordability.

Terry Beech will meet with the Youth Council several times throughout the year to discuss important issues that matter to young Canadians on a local and national level.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017 and is open to everyone between the ages of 15 and 24. Applications may be submitted online at: https://goo.gl/forms/TOZfk2xiX7Eb2GS23

Throughout the year, each member will gain valuable leadership skills and earn volunteer hours. At the end of the term, all members of the Youth Council will receive a certificate in recognition of their contribution.

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Alpha’s Post Secondary Information Evening

Alpha’s Post Secondary Information Evening (PSI) is on Nov 23rd (Thursday) from 6pm to 8pm.  This is the second time Alpha has offered this information in an evening session so that parents and students can both attend.  Students of grades 10-12 are encouraged to come with their parents to talk to representatives from institutions of their choice in a mini fair format in the large gym and also to hear individual presentations from SFU at 6:00pm to 6:45 and Capilano University from 7:15 to 8pm in the library.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to receive information directly from a number of BC Post Secondary Institutions.

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Adventures in Citizenship, Forestry & Environment, and Film

The Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to participate in a number of Adventure programs established by other Rotary clubs.  These adventures take place throughout the country and are an opportunity for youth to showcase their talent, learn from industry professionals and an opportunity to further career opportunities.  The club covers the registration and travel cost of the participant.  The organizing Rotary Club arranges for the students to be Billeted with a host family.  All other personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.

***Click on the above links for application forms.

Adventures in Citizenship:  OTTAWA

This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.

Dates: April 29 – May 2, 2018 | Travel Dates: April 28 & May 2 | Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Date of Interview: January 30, 2018 between 9am and 12 noon (details to follow)

If you are interested in applying for Adventures in Citizenship, please come and see Ms. McChesney in room 325 by January 8th.

Adventures in Forestry & Environment:  PRINCE GEORGE

Launched in 1990, the Adventure in Forestry program annually introduces 20 to 30 high school students to the wide variety of careers the forest and environmental industries have to offer.  From seed to sawdust, the Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program is a unique, fun packed and fast paced way to learn about these industries.  Not only are participants able to work side by side with and ask questions of industry professionals, students participate in a variety of tours and learn about related programs the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia offer. This program incorporates the latest technology providing new and innovative techniques with first hand, on site experiences.   Program participant’s are eligible to compete for a Bursary offered by the Prince George Rotary Club.

Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018 | Travel Dates: May 23 & 27 | Location: Prince George, BC

Date of Interview: January 30, 2018 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm (details to follow)

If you are interested in applying for Adventures in Forestry & Environment, please come and see Ms. McChesney in room 325 by January 8th.

Adventures in Film:  POWELL RIVER

The Adventures in Film Camp is part of the Powell River Film Festival specifically designed for young filmmakers. During the day, participants learn from pro media artists, attend interesting seminars by established directors, filmmakers and media
experts, gain hands-on, practical experience making videos or animation, and have the opportunity to collaborate with and be inspired by other young filmmakers. In the evenings, participants have the opportunity to enjoy and analyze the Festival films, and socialize with media-savvy Festival attendees and industry people at the receptions. Participants leave the camp with the full experience of video production, including teamwork and troubleshooting, have a short film for their demo reel, and friendships that may well develop into further film making collaborations. The camp is fast-paced and fun, and our past participants have been thrilled with the outcome!

Dates: February 16 – 18, 2017 | Travel Dates: February 15 & 18 | Location: Powell River, BC

Date of Interview: December 6, 2017 between 9am and 12 noon

If you are interested in applying for Adventures in Film, please come and see Ms. McChesney in room 325 before November 23rd.

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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is highly competitive.  The most suitable candidates are those who demonstrate the ideals of Terry Fox – true humanitarians, individuals who are compassionate and altruistic in their intention to improve the lives of others and human welfare overall. Terry Fox Scholars are ‘doers’ with the ability to inspire and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

In making their selection, the Award Program seriously considers the extent to which candidates have experienced and overcome what others might consider an insurmountable obstacle, yet are determined and dedicated to helping others. While Terry’s obstacle was a physical one, they consider any circumstance that requires a demonstration of courage and fortitude. Indeed, a myriad of obstacles exist. Tenacity in the face of adversity is of the utmost importance to them.

Their Selection Committee will look for marks of distinction with regard to the persistent pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life; and especially in humanitarianism. The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is interested in students who demonstrate compassion and a keen commitment to easing the suffering of others, especially those who address critical needs in society – in an unpaid capacity.

Our online application system, and further eligibility criteria, can be found on their website, www.terryfoxawards.ca.

Eligibility Criteria

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to students of all abilities.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school or students completing their first year of CÉGEP or students who have completed secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities-exceptional amount of hours giving back to community, school and beyond(for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or entering their 2nd year of CÉGEP in the upcoming academic year.

Value

The maximum value of the award is $28,000, dispersed over four (4) years. A stipend of $7,000 is issued directly to the institution each year in two installments of $3,500, one in September and one in January. For students who do not pay tuition fees, the award is $3,500 per year, issued directly to the institution in two installments of $1,750 each.

Recipients of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award may not receive more than $15,000 in total scholarships annually (including the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award). If a student’s awards exceed this amount, any excess will be deducted from the student’s Terry Fox Award.

If a student’s academic expenses are covered by another source, they may choose to decline acceptance of the financial portion of the award. They will still be granted the distinction of being a Terry Fox Scholar.

Deadline is February 1st 2017.

Find instructions for applying here:

http://terryfoxawards.ca/apply/

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Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of BC

SPEATBC will be awarding five scholarships of $1000 each this year:

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES:
1) ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP – a high school student (grade 12) or recent graduate (within 2 years) planning on pursuing post-secondary studies upon graduation in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC.
2) POST SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP – a post-secondary student enrolled in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC.
3) WOMAN IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP – a woman student enrolled in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC.
4) NEW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP – a new immigrant (max. of 2 years since arrival in Canada) pursuing post-secondary studies in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC.
5) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP – an international student studying in Canada with a valid Student Visa enrolled in or pursuing an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC.

APPLICATION FORM:
Scholarship application forms can be downloaded from their website www.speatbc.org
Please complete and send via emai to:
Email: application.speatbc@gmail.com
Application deadline:
Friday, 5th January, 2018

Scholarship certificates will be awarded at the SPEATBC’s Annual Dinner event. Scholarship funds will be provided at SPEATBC’s Technical Seminar during the fall month of October after proof of enrollment is provided and the minimum volunteer work is achieved.
When: Saturday, 27th January, 2018. Doors open at 6pm.
Where:Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Pl, Surrey, BC V3V 8C3

SELECTION CRITERIA
Recipients for the Awards will be determined by:
Academic Achievement
• Involvement in extra-curricular activities (especially involvement in either activities related to the engineering profession, or activities within the Indo-Canadian community)
Needs basis as demonstrated by details in the application form

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Attention Athletes!

BigSun Scholarship – $500

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline        –                   June 19, 2018   

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit their website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

 

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Adventures in Film Camp

The Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to participate in a number of Adventure programs established by other Rotary clubs. These adventures take place throughout the country and are an opportunity for youth to showcase their talent, learn from industry professionals and an opportunity to further career opportunities. The club covers the registration and travel cost of the participant. The organizing Rotary Club arranges for the students to be Billeted with a host family. All other personal expenses are the
responsibility of the student.
Program Details:
The Adventures in Film Camp is part of the Powell River Film Festival specifically designed for young filmmakers. During the day, participants learn from pro media artists, attend interesting seminars by established directors, filmmakers and media
experts, gain hands-on, practical experience making videos or animation, and have the opportunity to collaborate with and be inspired by other young filmmakers. In the evenings, participants have the opportunity to enjoy and analyze the Festival films, and socialize with media-savvy Festival attendees and industry people at the receptions. Participants leave the camp with the full experience of video production, including teamwork and troubleshooting, have a short film for their demo reel, and friendships that may well develop into further film making collaborations. The camp is fast-paced and fun, and our past participants have been thrilled with the outcome!

Dates: February 16 – 18, 2017 | Travel Dates: February 15 & 18

Location: Powell River, BC
Applicants must:
1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 15-18 years of age on January 1
2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
4. Submit the following application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by November 30, 2017.

***If you would like to be Alpha’s nomination for this Film Camp, please contact Ms. McChesney by Thursday November 23rd for an application form!
Interview Process:
1. Each High School will select one candidate to be interviewed by the Rotary Club of Burnaby
2. Date of Interview: December 6, 2017 between 9am and 12 noon (details to follow)
3. Candidates from each high school will be interviewed by representatives of the Rotary Club of Burnaby
4. Interviews should last approximately 15 to 20 minutes
5. Candidates should have an understanding of Rotary and its priorities

 

For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

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