RE/MAX of Western Canada Awards $16,000 to High School Graduates

Row of cheering graduates

Kelowna, BC (April 11, 2019) – Sixteen students from Western Canada will be awarded a RE/MAX 2019 ‘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.

“This year’s Quest for Excellence winners have all shown leadership qualities far beyond their age,” says Marie Sheppy, Manager, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “It’s amazing to see how much of a positive impact these individuals have made to their communities.”

“The Quest for Excellence program gives us an opportunity to acknowledge amazing young leaders throughout Western Canada,” said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “RE/MAX is honoured to support these inspirational students. Congratulations to all of the 2019 recipients!”

Quest for Excellence Bursary Winners are as follows:

  • Timothy Bayer, Cold Lake, AB
  • Sage Benet, Kitimat, BC
  • Austin Cavan, Grande Prairie, AB
  • Megan Estrada, Richmond, BC
  • Courtney Fornasero, Kelowna, BC
  • Rikki Frost-Hunt, Stonewall, MB
  • Manroop Ghuman, Surrey, BC
  • Keeley Hatch, Sherwood Park, AB
  • Brittany Krammer, Prince Albert, SK
  • Ken Liang, Vancouver, BC
  • Jessica Nott, Winnipeg, MB
  • Simon Rai, Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Olivia Rokochy, Swift Current, SK
  • Leann Rompain, Victoria, BC
  • Shamama Siddiqui, Edmonton, AB
  • Sarah Zaitlin, Calgary, AB

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