2016 Bursaries and Scholarships

Double Winner – Kaylee Klaprat

Kaylee Klaprat is this year’s winner of the Science Bursary from the Brokenhead River Community Foundation.  She will receive $800 toward her studieskaylee K grad s

for her Bachelors of Science from the University of Manitoba. She will be eligible to receive this bursary for up to four years of her science education.

As well as being a strong academic student Kaylee has also been very involved in her school and her community.  She volunteered as a tutor during her high school years and was on the grad committee as fund raising chair.

Kaylee took her volunteering into the community with the Brokenhead Agricultural Society Rodeo for three years and the Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  Kaylee’s commitment to curling earned her the Robert Rondeau Memorial Curling Scholarship of $500.  While curling with the Tyndall Curling Club and the Beausejour Curling Club on a regular basis, she was also very active in school curling.  Four times Kaylee has won the Eastman Zone to curl in the Provincial Bonspiel as well as three trips to the Manitoba Winter Games.

Grad Heading to Red River

Brittany Popiel received a $500 bursary from the Brokenhead River Community brittany popiel sFoundation toward her Business Administration studies at Red River College.  After her two years of study for her diploma, she plans a career in business.

Brittany has a long history of involvement in her community including volunteering at Siloam Mission, Ladybug Foundation, and Because I am a Girl world wide program.  At school her involvement includes, helping with noon hour activities, assisting with timing and score keeping at volleyball games and track meets.  She found a creative outlet with the Yearbook by taking photos of school activities so she could edit them and publish in the yearbook.  In grade 12 she was promoted to Editor giving her more responsibility for the book.  Her talent with photography was noticed by the Phys Ed staff, she was asked to photograph the school teams and create a gallery in the gym hallway.

Dean’s Honour Role for Robert Harris

Robert Harris will receive his second Science Bursary from the Brokenhead River RobertHarris_GradCommunity Foundation as he continues his studies at the University of Manitoba in Mathematics – Physics and Astronomy Joint Honours Program.  This year’s bursary is $800 and he is eligible for bursaries for two more years of his science education.

Robert’s first year was a huge success with a grade point average over 4.0 and making the Dean’s Honour List.

2015 Grants

At our Annual general meeting in May, our grants were announced and awarded to local charities and non profits to support them with their programs for this year.

agm2015_001sAssociation for Community Living

– Laurie McLean accepted the cheque for $500 in the development of a Fibre Art Program.


agm2015_002sBeausejour Beautification

– Carol Church accepted the cheque for $1000 to aid in the installation of round street planters on Third Street S, Park Avenue, and Train Whistle Park.


agm2015_003sRoyal Canadian Air Cadets

– FCpl Kirbee Wallis accepted the cheque for $1000 to be used for classroom furniture.


agm2015_004sHappy Time Nursery

– Kerri Pleskach accepted the cheque for $500 to be used to update and replenish the art supplies used in their Art Program.


agm2015_005sDaylily Park

– Lydia Ewasko accepted the cheque for $1250 to be used to hard surface the walkways around the gardens.


agm2015_006sBeausejour Kids’ Centre

– Toni Raugust accepted the cheque for $750 to be used to purchase learning equipment and toys that will allow for more variety and developmental growth.



– Tara Lee Procter accepted the cheque for $2794 in support of Eastgate and Beausejour Hospital


Edward Schreyer School Boys’ Basketball Program

– $173 was granted to the boys’ basketball program at EESS from a fund created by a local family.

Brokenhead Historical Society

– $401 was granted to the Historical Society to assist them in preserving the papers of Edward Schreyer, former Premier of Manitoba and Governor General of Canada.

Lake_Winnipeg_ResearchLake Winnipeg Research Consortium

– $500 was granted to the consortium in support of the two research vessels, Namoa and Fylgja, which are used by scientist studying Lake Winnipeg.