Kelowna, BC (April 21, 2021) – Sixteen students from Western Canada will be awarded a RE/MAX 2021 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary, valued at $1,000, during their school commencement ceremonies. The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence program encourages graduating students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories to submit an essay detailing the contributions they have made to their communities. The bursary winners have all demonstrated exceptional motivation, leadership and communication skills.

“The dedication and motivation these future leaders display at such a young age is truly inspiring, they have all made a significant positive impact on their communities, which is amazing to see.” said Kelsey Sheppy, Executive Assistant, RE/MAX of Western Canada.

“The Quest for Excellence bursary program is an opportunity for us to recognize some of the amazing young leaders from across Western Canada,” said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “RE/MAX is honoured to support these influential and inspirational students. Congratulations to all of the 2021 recipients!”

Quest for Excellence Bursary Winners are as follows:

  • Kaleb Bechtold, Estevan, SK
  • Sho Birrell, North Vancouver, BC
  • Emily Frostad, Regina, SK
  • Evan Gaska, Kamloops, BC
  • Cohen Geissler, Edmonton, AB
  • Jenna Humenny, North Battleford, SK
  • Shauna Kelliher, Lloydminster, AB
  • Jade LaFayette, Victoria, BC
  • Amy Mann, Winnipeg, MB
  • Gurleen Mann, Surrey, BC
  • Joseph Nesbitt, Abbotsford, BC
  • Gabriel Perrie, Stonewall, MB
  • Hayley Reid, Delta, BC
  • Declan Smith, Neepawa, MB
  • John Sturgess, Calgary, AB
  • Jalyn Willimas, Sherwood Park, AB

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For more information:

Kelsey Sheppy
RE/MAX of Western Canada
Office: 250-860-3628