2005 Bursary Award

Eighth Year of Alumni Bursaries

2005 marked eight years of the Alumni awarding bursaries to current HSR staff members. Since 1998, twelve individuals have received bursary awards, with the award amount increasing from $250 to $700.

Bursary Chair Katrina Angel presents the award certificate to James Bryan

Given the type of person who chooses to work at HSR, and the caliber of those actually hired, all past applicants have been worthy of the bursary award.  However, 2005 was the most difficult selection to date.  In the end, the selection committee could not decide on a single candidate to receive the award.  $700 was the total award amount, and the selection committee members donated an additional $100, to create two $400 prizes.  In alphabetical order, since no other ranking could be made, the 2005 Bursary recipients are James Bryan and Erik Lund.

James Bryan initially went to HSR as a camper in 1998 with his Scout troop, and returned until he applied for staff.  He has been on staff since 2001 working as an SIT, Kitchen Assistant, Maintenance, Kitchen staff, and Rifle instructor.  Since 2002, he has worked on the plaques committee.  James began studying Environmental Science at the University of Guelph in September.

Katrina and Erik Lund

Erik Lund’s experiences with HSR began in 2000 when his Scout troop camped on Pal Point.  After his second summer camping, he put his name on the list to be sent an application for staff, and was hired as an SIT in 2002.  He returned in 2003 as the Office Clerk.  Over the winters, Erik worked towards his NLS (National Lifeguard Service) certification, and was hired to Waterfront Instructor in 2004, and Senior Waterfront Instructor in 2005. With James, Erik worked on the plaques committee.  Erik is in his first year at Georgian College studying Police Foundations, with aspirations of becoming an OPP officer.

Bursary recipients are required to submit documentation showing registration in a post-secondary institution to receive their monetary award.  Both James and Erik included a letter with their documentation, thanking the Alumni Association and stating just how helpful the funds were to help with their educational costs.

Advertisement

2004 Bursary Award

2004 Bursary Awards Top $1,000

Justin Way receives his Award Certificate from Bursary Chair Katrina Angel

After six years of bursary awards and ten recipients, the HSR Staff Alumni was finally able to give more than $1,000 to current staff members, to help with their post-secondary education costs.

Justin Way was the recipient of a $350 bursary. You may remember Justin as the recipient an Alumni bursary in 2001. Justin has been on staff since 1997, making 2004 his 8th year on staff. Justin has been a SIT, Store Clerk, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, and Office Manager. Justin is graduating from Honours Outdoor Recreation /Leisure Studies at Brock University in 2005.

Jessica Lunny and Katrina Angel

Jessica Lunny was awarded the $700 Alumni Bursary. 2004 was Jessica’s third year on staff. She has been Survival, Waterfront, Climbing Wall instructor, and this summer was the IT Coordinator/Assistant to the Program Supervisor. Jessica is currently in her second year at Laurentian University taking Outdoor Adventure Leadership. Like many staff at HSR, Jessica had first come to HSR as a camper. She said, “When I was a camper I loved being able to be out in the woods camping yet still having the opportunity to meet other people and do many activities that were out of the ordinary. As a staff member I love having the ability to have a positive effect where I can with other staff, the campers and the camp in general.”

Congratulations to both Justin and Jessica.

2003 Bursary Award

Two Bursaries Awarded at Alumni Weekend – A New Bursary Award in 2003

An additional bursary award was available to current staff members this thanks to a generous donation from one of our members. Doug Pengelly (86-89) donated $300 for the Saint Andre Bursary. Saint Andre Brewing is Doug’s company, for which he is Master Brewer. Doug stated that he wanted to contribute something to HSR, and remembered just how difficult it was to makes ends meet on camp wages. Thank you, Doug. Many of us will find it only fitting that a brewery fund camp staff pursuing post-secondary education.

Bursary Chair Katrina Angel present certificate to Kelly Bouman

Kelly Bouman was the recipient of the $300 Saint Andre Bursary. 2003 was Kelly’s second year on staff, where she has served as Store Clerk and Climbing Wall Instructor. Although Kelly has not been a member of Scouting, she is proud to be part of the HSR experience for hundreds of Scouts. Kelly began her studies at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Practical Nursing this September. Kelly is the first woman to be awarded the bursary.

Katrina and Christopher Perez

Christopher Perez (aka Pele) was awarded the $700 Alumni Bursary. Chris has been on staff for four years in the positions of SIT, Kitchen Assistant and Chef’s Assistant. He first came HSR as a composite camper. His experience was so much fun that he decided to join the staff. On staff, Chris has been a member of the plaque committee and has worked to introduce new menu items from the kitchen. Chris’ Scouting involvement began as a Beaver and continued to his election to President of his Venturer Company last year. Chris is currently attending the University of Guelph for Engineering Systems & Computing.

Congratulations to both Kelly and Chris.

2002 Golf Classic

The 5th Annual
By Katrina Angel

The weather forecast had threatened rain all week, but at the 11th hour it cleared up.  Partly sunny and warm – a perfect golf day!

Sixteen golfers hit the links at Camisle Golf Club on Saturday, September 21st.  18 holes later, after much calling for the too-rarely seen drink cart,  most of us had significantly less golf balls than we started with.  Regardless a good time was had by all.  We sat down to a lovely dinner and replayed the days events in detail.  Special congratulations to Kevin who single-handily scored an eagle (two under par) on 14, and Andrew Gough for managing to get hit with his own shot.

1st place with score of 70 or 1 over par: Mark Burns, Kevin (Mark’s guest), Katrina Angel
Tied for 2nd with 76: Jeremey Debling, Bob (Father) Debling, Gord Fleming
Mortimer (Nathan Frye), John McVeigh, Caitlin Pedlar
3rd place with 79: Tara Neal, Heather Gillies, Bob (Father) Wiseman, Simon McNally
4th place with 81: Dave Frankovich, Andrew Gough, Crystal (Andrew’s guest)

Pam Aylan-Parker, Mark Purcell, Shirley Whitwell, and Georgina Burns joined the group for dinner, and thus received the low score of 0 for golf.

Approximately $150 was raised for the Bursary.

Thanks to our donors:
Tim Horton’s, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Kraft Foods, First Energy, Tom Reith, Heather Gillies, Hamilton Tiger Cats, CHML900, Canada Post, Hamilton Baliff Services, Donato Food Group, International Truck and Engine Corporation Canada
Cash donations: Doug Gough, Jim Cimba – Cimba and Associates, Pam Aylan-Parker, Andrew Gough

We hope to see you all next year!

2002 Golf Classic

By Katrina Angel

The weather forecast had threatened rain all week, but at the 11th hour it cleared up.  Partly sunny and warm – a perfect golf day!

Sixteen golfers hit the links at Camisle Golf Club on Saturday, September 21st.  18 holes later, after much calling for the too-rarely seen drink cart,  most of us had significantly less golf balls than we started with.  Regardless a good time was had by all.  We sat down to a lovely dinner and replayed the days events in detail.  Special congratulations to Kevin who single-handily scored an eagle (two under par) on 14, and Andrew Gough for managing to get hit with his own shot.

1st place with score of 70 or 1 over par: Mark Burns, Kevin (Mark’s guest), Katrina Angel

Tied for 2nd with 76: Jeremey Debling, Bob (Father) Debling, Gord Fleming
Mortimer (Nathan Frye), John McVeigh, Caitlin Pedlar

3rd place with 79: Tara Neal, Heather Gillies, Bob (Father) Wiseman, Simon McNally

4th place with 81: Dave Frankovich, Andrew Gough, Crystal (Andrew’s guest)

Pam Aylan-Parker, Mark Purcell, Shirley Whitwell, and Georgina Burns joined the group for dinner, and thus received the low score of 0 for golf.

Approximately $150 was raised for the Bursary.

Thanks to our donors:
Tim Horton’s, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Kraft Foods, First Energy, Tom Reith, Heather Gillies, Hamilton Tiger Cats, CHML900, Canada Post, Hamilton Baliff Services, Donato Food Group, International Truck and Engine Corporation Canada

Cash donations: Doug Gough, Jim Cimba – Cimba and Associates, Pam Aylan-Parker, Andrew Gough

We hope to see you all next year!

2002 Bursary Award

Fifth Year of Alumni Bursaries

This marked the 5th year that the Alumni has awarded bursaries to current staff at HSR.  The first bursary awarded in 1998 totalled $250. Each year we have been able to award more.  In 2002, the bursary was set at $700.  Additional donations from alumni members to the bursary allowed us to offer an additional $300 award.

The $300 bursary was awarded to Geoffrey Vaughan.  2002 was Geoffrey’s fourth year on staff.  He has worked as Store, Admin Assistant, Rappelling and Office Manager.  Geoffrey has been in Scouting for as long as possible, as he has been a member since he joined Beavers at the earliest age.  Once done university, Geoffrey plans to continue in Scouting by taking on a leadership role.  Geoffrey began studies in September at Sir Wilfred Laurier University in Computer Science.

The recipient of the $700 bursary was Shaun Donald.  Many of us know Shaun as Dr. Doug Donald’s son.  Shaun grew up at HSR spending parts of his summer’s there during Dr. Doug’s weeks on staff.  Shaun also camped at HSR with his troop and with composite.  He also served four years on staff as Rappelling, Program Float and Rifle.  In addition, Shaun volunteered for many weeks during two other summers.  Shaun has been very active in Scouting and has attended three Canadian Jamborees, World Jam in Chile and is going to the World Jamboree in Thailand this year. Shaun began studies in Planning at the University of Waterloo this September.

Congratulations to both Geoffrey and Shaun. Thanks go out to the selection committee for 5 years of service.  We appreciate all our members who attended and supported fundraising events. This bursary could not exist without your contributions.

2001 Golf Classic

4th Annual – Report by Heather Gillies

The day was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining brightly as Georgina and I set off for Burlington on the morning of September 15th.  It was time again for the annual golf tournament, and we were excited.  And although the parking lot was a bit confusing (where were the signs?), and the Pro-Shop was more of a Pro-Shack, and the countless other little things that go on behind the scenes…the course was lovely, the beer (and Ceasars in some cases) were plentiful and the sun was shining as we took to the
links.

Eighteen holes of fun, frivolity and a bit of debauchery later, we rounded everybody up for a lovely dinner buffet and ice cream sundae bar. Followed by the awarding of prizes from our generous benefactors listed below. It was a near perfect day!  And I am very happy to announce the we raised more than $300 for the Foundation in Aid of the Bursary.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event so enthusiastically.  Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who brought us prizes and made monetary donations to the cause. Thank you to the Camisle Golf Course for putting up with over 60 Alumni members and guests for the afternoon and into the evening (we can be a handful, or so I’ve heard). And thank you most of all to my partner-in-crime as well as in organization, Georgina Burns!  I hope to see everybody again next year!!

Those who attended this years event, in no particular order, were:
Andrew Gauwer, Angela Eo, Kaleena Woodall, Tara Neal, Simon McNally, Justin Way, Scott Turner, Heather Gillies, Andrew Gough, Peter Aspery, Brian Winchester, Mark Burns, Kevin Knight, Gord McLean, Lauren Therien, Jeff Lake, Victoria Carlson, Jonathan Polonsky, Kaleena’s guest, Debbie Nugent, Debbie’s guests, John McVeigh, Doug Kelly, Rob Kelly, Dave Kelly, Peter Kelly, Jeremy Debling, Father Debling, Katrina Angel, Jim McVeigh, Ed Balyk, Father Balyk, Guest of Balyk, Eric Masterson, Katie McIntosh, Fraser Newberry, Geoff Vaughn, Tyler Philp, John Stephens, Colin Quinn, Gary Quinn, Tim Duffin, Christine Long, Sara, Neil Bassett, Katherin Green, Brad Bell, Paul Bassett, Matt, Mike, Chris Eggleton, Jeff Schaufenhauser, Christie Aylan-Parker, Nathan Frye, Pam Aylan-Parker, Ted Aylan-Parker, Clarke Webb, Steve Henschel,  Georgina Burns, Mark Purcell and Shirley Whitwell.

Our More than generous benefactors, in no particular order, were:
Tim Hortons, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Manulife Financial – Canadian Division, FirstEnergy Capital Corp, Peter Aspery, Dave Kelly, Debbie Nugent (CIBC), June Hunt (Canada
Post), Jim Cimba (Cimba and Associates), Y95, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Sandusk Golf Club, Paula Weese, Donato Food Group, Alliance International, Doug Burns (Burns, Vasan) and Hamilton Bailiff Services.

2001 Bursary Award

Two More Bursaries Awarded at Alumni Weekend

Bursary Chair Katrina Angel presents certificate to Justin Way

2001 marked the 4th year that the Alumni Association awarded a bursary to the current HSR Staff. For a second year we were fortunate to receive an additional donation from the 101st Toronto Troop Alumni, who are one of the first groups to have camped at HSR. A $400 donation, in memory of Owen Cliff, allowed the Alumni to award a total of $1,000 to our two most deserving applicants.

The $400 Owen Cliff Memorial Bursary was awarded to Justin Way. 2001 was Justin’s 5th year on staff. He served as an SIT, Store Clerk, Acting Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager. Justin also worked on the parade night float, plaque and yearbook committees and co-captained on the staff cricket team. Justin started at Brock University in September 2001 to take Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Katrina and Brad Grabham

The $600 HSR Staff Alumni Bursary was awarded to Brad Grabham. This summer was also Brad’s 5th year on staff. Brad has worked as an SIT, Trapper, Trapper/maintenance, Senior Rappelling Instructor and SIT Coordinator/Rifle Instructor. In addition, Brad has worked on yearbook and plaque committees, parade night float and co-captained the staff cricket team. Brad was the recipient of the 2000 Supervisor’s Award, bestowed annually to staff who actively demonstrates belief in the Scout Law and Promise. Brad began his second year of Business at Brock University in September.

2000 Golf Classic

Driving out to the golf course on the rainy foggy morning of September 9, there were feelings of anticipation, excitement, and nervousness. Organizing golf tournaments requires patience, understanding, eagerness and faith. I was relying on the faith factor for the weather to change when I pulled into the golf course parking lot. Thankfully, while we were setting up, as with the previous 2 years, the weather began to brighten. Smiling and taking a deep breath, we prepared for our rush of HSR Alumni for our 3rd annual Golf Tournament.

Once everyone had finally arrived (when we say tee-off at 1pm, that means arrive @ 12:45!) our teams were well into their games. Everywhere you could hear the chopping of divots, the splash of water balls, laughter, joking, and the occasional profanity while looking for that stupid lost ball.

Eventually dinner called and we eagerly jumped to the 18th hole to try our luck at the closest-to-the-pin contest. Following this, we paraded into a nice air-conditioned dining room for food, drinks and lies.  Prizes were eventually awarded with first place going to the strong and unchallenged foursome of Scott Turner, Ross Harrington, and Ted & Pam Parker.  Mark Burns was the overly-skilled duffer to win the closest-to-the-pin contest and took home a very nice, brand new putter for his efforts. Everyone else was then awarded a prize of their own while the Alumni Bursary was awarded $638!!

A great time was had by all and I’d like to thank all of the people and organizations who made monetary and/or prize donations (listed below). Our appreciation is especially extended to the Hagersville Golf and Country Club who held the event and accommodated us as best they could. Thanks to Georgina Burns for assisting with the collection and co-ordination of prizes. Of course, sincere thanks to Heather Gillies for her tireless effort in making yet another tournament a success.

Finally, thanks to all who attended. Please remember to support our Alumni and keep your calendar open for next year’s tournament. Looking forward to seeing everyone (and more) next year and remember to follow-through with your swing!

Monetary Donations were made by;
Jim Cimba, Burns Cimba Barristers and Solicitors; Doug Gough; John Plumadore

Prize Donations were made by:
Peter C. Aspery, Hamilton Baliffs Office, Hamilton Bulldogs, Y95, Christie’s Bakery, Tim Horton’s, Hagersville Golf Course, Yuk Yuk’s,Manulife Financial, Heather Gillies, Donato Food Corp., Mrs. Vanellis Italian, Made in Japan, Canada Post, Doug Burns, Burns Cimba Barristers and Solicitors, Alliance International Truck and Equipment Sales Inc., Georgina Burns, Citibank, Novopharm, Grey Owl Paddles, Doug Kelly, Dave Kelly

2000 Bursary Award

Two Bursaries Awarded at Alumni Weekend

Gord McLean, Bursary Chair Katrina Angel and Ryan Bell

Due to the generosity of members of the 101st Toronto Troop, one of the first groups to camp at HSR, two bursaries were awarded in 2000.  A $300 donation, in memory of Marjorie Day, wife of Scouter Dick Day, allowed the Alumni to award a total of $800.

The $300 Marjorie Day Memorial Bursary was awarded to Ryan Bell (aka Tumor). 2000 was Ryan’s fifth year working at HSR.  He served as an IT, Store/archery, waterfront, composite skip, and staff assistant.  Ryan has also been a cub leader with the 1st Caledonia pack for the past four years. Ryan will be attending McMaster University in September studying History.

Gordon McLean was awarded the $500 HSR Staff Alumni Bursary.  2000 was also Gord’s fifth year on staff.  Gord worked as archery/survival, survival/outtripper, staff assistant, fall assistant ranger, senior  maintenance, spring assistant ranger, and composite skip.  In 1999, Gord attended college during the summer, but volunteered at camp as much as he could.  Gord has been awarded the Purple Bead twice.  Over the years, Gord has also been a cub leader, scout leader, and an active rover sitting on round tables. Gord just completed the Drilling and Blasting program and is beginning Geology at Sir Sandford Fleming College in September.