2023 Scholarship and Bursary Recipients

The Lac du Bonnet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship and the Winnipeg River Educational Bursary which were awarded at Lac du Bonnet Senior School’s 2023 Graduation Ceremony.

The Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship was established by the Reynolds family in memory of Chuck Reynolds, a former teacher, Sunrise School Division Board Member and active community member. The scholarship is presented each year to a student(s) who demonstrates academic excellence or achievements in athletics, the arts, trades, the environment, or social justice.

This year’s recipient was Jack Champagne who received $500 to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree at the University of Manitoba.

The Winnipeg River Educational Bursary was established in 2015 by Foundation Board Member Emeritus, Gus Wruck. This award assists needy students pursuing degrees in science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, or a health care profession that will be of benefit to our community and beyond.

This year, there were two recipients of the Winnipeg River Bursary. Congratulations to Cole Miller who was awarded $500 towards his future education in Aircraft Maintenance at Red River Community College. He is pursuing a career as an Avionics Technician for a commercial airline.

Gus Wruck presenting to Cole Miller

Congratulations as well to Alex Wazny who was awarded a $1,000 bursary towards her education in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at the University of Manitoba. She is pursing a career in the medical field with the ultimate goal of obtaining a master’s degree and becoming a doctor.

Gus Wruck presenting to Alex Wazny

Gus Wruck, who was in attendance at the Graduation Ceremony to present the Winnipeg River Bursaries, made the following remarks as food for thought for all new graduates:

“As a new graduate, how are you going to use your skills and talents to contribute to your community?  The community has supported you thus far; will you do good things for your community today, tomorrow and throughout your working career? I am reminded of some meaningful words from an instructor [Dr. Carl Osborne] in veterinary school: ‘What we have done for ourselves dies with us, but what we have done for others lives on.’”

The LDB Foundation Board would like to congratulate the Scholarship and Bursary recipients as well as all of this year’s graduates as they begin this new and exciting chapter of their lives.