2020 SPRING TERM AWARD WINNERS 

Hana Hekal

Hana

Course of Fey Mende Award, $400

Awarded to students registered full-time in the graduating year of the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program.  The student must have demonstrated a professional approach to their Recreation Diploma studies during the program, including: a proactive manner that creates a respectful learning environment in class and during internships; teamwork on group projects; time management skills; finishes on time; ongoing commitment to the program; punctuality and regular attendance in class.

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre Association Scholarship, $500

Second year Recreation Leadership student who is currently in their fourth term full-time internship. Awarded to a student who during their internship has completed a project that stands out for impact and/or ingenuity amongst the internships for that year.

The Recreation Foundation of BC Scholarship, $500

This scholarship recognizes the most outstanding graduating student in the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program, as chosen by faculty. The recipient has excelled in the classroom and as a student intern, exhibited leadership skills in all aspects of the Program, and demonstrated a commitment to the broad field of leisure service.

Walushka-Warwick Amateur Sporting Scholarship, $200

The student who demonstrated the most interest and aptitude in working in the amateur sports area of recreation. The winner is working part-time to help pay for their education and has performed well in their internship. They have also demonstrated a willingness to help out their fellow students during their studies in the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program.

Jeffrey Legaspi

Jeffrey

Real Estate Foundation Recreation Leadership Diploma Scholarship, $275

Awarded to the student with the top percentage grade in RECR 1270. Students must be registered in a full course load in the fourth term of the program.

Real Estate Foundation of BC Recreation Leadership Diploma Program Scholarship, $275

Awarded to the student with the highest percentage in RECR 1170. The student must be registered in a full course load in the 4th term of the program and must be registered full-time in the Recreation Leadership Program.

“Being awarded these scholarships makes me grateful for all the support I have received from my friends, family, fellow students, and faculty. Moving forward, I feel more confident in my work and it acts as a reminder to apply in-class concepts in the recreation field”.

Kaitlin Morgan

Kaitlin

Leading from Within Scholarship, $290

This award is for the graduating student who has shown leadership both in the community (i.e. volunteering) and amongst their peers.

Karlee Grant

Karlee

Wilsher Programming Scholarship, $200

The student must demonstrate that they are working or volunteering a minimum average of eight hours per week during the first and second terms of the Diploma Program. The student must also demonstrate exemplary leadership in their RECR 1168 Recreation Program Planning special event group, which will be determined through faculty assessment of the following: student rating by team members of group participating, how the student models task completion and support of team members and h ow the student motivates the group to have a quality special event with all team members having vital roles.

CEI Architecture Recreation Leadership Scholarship, $500

Awarded to a full-time Recreation Leadership Diploma Program student who shows strong leadership and a high level of interest and aptitude in RECR 2361 (Applied Leadership in Recreation Organizations). Student must demonstrate a willingness to help their fellow students throughout the term.

Karina Tung

Karina

Joe Dukowski Memorial Scholarship, $500

Awarded to a graduating student enrolled in the fourth term of the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program. Student must have demonstrated a talent for and an interest in Recreation Facilities operation, as well as a genuine interest in pursuing a career in Recreation.

"I began my post-secondary career studying Health Sciences, thinking that it was the only career path that would allow me to help others to lead healthy and happy lives. I soon realized that I loved what I was doing, while working as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and discovered the Recreation Studies Program at Langara. I then switched my schooling focus, and I am so thankful that I did. I am truly sure that recreation is where I want my career to be, and I am very excited to see what opportunities come my way!"

Kate Perkins Award, $500

The recipient will be enrolled in full or part time studies in the recreation diploma program and have demonstrated a strong aptitude for developing and administrating arts, cultural and special event programming in community recreation settings. The recipient must understand the value arts and culture programming offer all ages in community recreation, and have capacity as a creative thinker to initiate new program ideas, be a team player and have excelled in their Spring internships at a recreation facility that support municipal community recreation. Applicants must provide an essay outlining how they meet the above criteria (no more than one page).

"I am very thankful to be recognized in this capacity. I was never the type of child to be very into sports or physical activity, and found safety and comfort in visual arts and music. Although my focus is in Aquatics right now, I do strive to incorporate various types of recreation into everything that I do, so that I can reduce barriers to recreation and keep recreation inclusive to all."

Smith-Rennie Award for Excellence in Youth Work, $400

Awarded to a full-time student in the fourth term of the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program who has demonstrated the most interest and aptitude in working in the youth area of recreation. The successful recipient will have performed well on the internship and have also demonstrated a willingness to help their fellow students during their studies in the program.  Preference will be given to a student who has worked part-time throughout the program.

"Being recognized for work with youth is very meaningful to me, as I am incredibly passionate about making recreation something that is sought after by everyone. I currently work with youth by teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding, and by teaching youth, along with all other ages, about the importance of basic skills and safety in and around water, I hope to save lives as well as encourage recreation in Aquatics."

Alexandra Pastega

Alexandra

Excellence in Arts and Culture Programming Award, $250

Awarded to student who has demonstrated a high level of interest and aptitude in RECR 2260 course. Part-time students qualify, but student must be eligible to graduate from the Recreation Leadership Program the year the award is given.

Benjamin Caviglia

Ben

Michelle Stebnicki Scholarship, $200

A graduating student enrolled in the fourth term of the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program that has attended the program as a part-time student (3-8 credits per term) for at least two terms. Demonstrated strong interest and aptitude towards their studies. The student must also demonstrate attributes of a diligent self-starter who works hard to accomplish goals that benefit others.

DEGREE

Suzanne Schmidt

Recreation Faculty Award, $480

The recipient will be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student, taking in RECR 4400, in the last term of the Bachelor of Recreation Management Program. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, manage and evaluate a diverse range of public parks, arts, culture and recreation programs and activities designed to meet the needs of a community. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to use various leadership techniques to enhance the individual, group, and community experiences, as demonstrated through their classwork. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate the capacity to access, engage, and utilize research initiatives that can catalogue and advance recreation, arts, culture and parks understanding and practice.  If all above criteria is met, preference will be given to student with the highest CGPA.

2019 FALL TERM AWARD WINNERS

Langara College recently announced its fall term award winners. This included eight scholarships for BRM student and second year students in the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program.

Jewel Mendoza won the Olympia Ice Resurfacers Scholarship which has been established by Vimar Equipment. It is for the student who has the top combined percentage grade in Recreation 1170 and Recreation 1270 (courses that include ice arena components).

Nicole Bodnar won the D.B. Perks and Associates Ltd. Scholarship.  The winning student must have demonstrated a talent for and an interest in the aquatics area of recreation, as well as a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the field.  The student must also have demonstrated attributes of a diligent self-starter who works hard to accomplish goals that benefit others.

The Frank J. Zamboni Company / Crocker Equipment Company Ltd. Scholarship recognizes top academic standing in the first year of the program. This year’s winner was Nicole Bodnar.

The R.F.A.B.C. Associates’ Scholarship is presented to a student who shows strong leadership and a high level of interest and aptitude in the RECR 1162 (first year Direct Leadership in Recreation course).  The recipient must also demonstrate a willingness to help their fellow classmates during the Outdoor Field School component of the course. This year’s winner was Hannah Glavin.

The Mike Powley Memorial Recreation Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the third term of the Recreation Leadership Diploma Program. The recipient must have demonstrated a high level of interest and aptitude in RECR 1160: Foundations of Leisure and Recreation, and have demonstrated a willingness to help their fellow classmates. This year's winner was Jewel Mendoza.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support of the program.