RE/MAX of Western Canada Helps Graduating Students

RE/MAX of Western Canada is committed to helping future community leaders by offering $16,000 in bursary funds through its annual Quest for Excellence Program. One recipient—in addition to his/her bursary—will receive a hot air balloon ride for two.

The Quest for Excellence Program recognizes the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of Western Canadian students. High school students graduating in 2017 from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories are encouraged to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising.

“It’s truly amazing learning about our applicants for the Quest for Excellence Bursary Program each year,” says Marie Sheppy, Manager, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “Their admirable attitudes and selfless actions allow them to impact their communities in a positive away.”

Sixteen winners will be selected from entries received online at Each winner will receive a $1,000 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence bursary. All 16 bursary recipients will be placed in a draw and one lucky student will also receive a hot air balloon ride for two from the closest major city. The application deadline is March 13, 2017.  Award recipients will be notified in April 2017, with a formal presentation at the students’ commencement ceremonies.

“Quest for Excellence is a program we’re incredibly proud of at RE/MAX of Western Canada as the program celebrates the difference young people are making in their communities,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “These individuals are on the road to become future community leaders, and we’re happy to empower them on that journey.”

Over 1,100 essays were received in the 2016 Quest for Excellence program. .

To view our 2016 Quest for Excellence® winners, click here!

To view the winning essays, click here!

Previous Quest for Excellence® Bursary Winners

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

For Quest for Excellence 2017 Information Flyer, click here!

For Quest for Excellence 2017 School Poster, click here!

For questions regarding this program, please email

Note: All entries become the property of RE/MAX of Western Canada and photos and names of winners may be used in print publications and media.