Below are the winners of the 2014-2015 Bursary Awards provided by the Garrison Community Council.
Each Bursary provides a monetary award of $1,000.00 and is supported by your Annual Membership Dues as well as other donations to the fund. We especially extend our appreciation to the London Economic Development Council for its donation to this year’s fund.
Leading Seaman Mara Pritchard – H.M.C.S. Prevost
Mara is in her last year of a double major doing Major Film studies and Political Science at UWO. She is also on the WU Varsity Wrestling team competing throughout the Province. Mara has been recognized by her Command Team with the Unit 2014 Awards Banyan, recognizing her skill for leadership, dedication and comradery. She has also been described as loyal, trustworthy and hard working.
Corporal April R Simmons – 31 CBG HQ
With over 23 yrs. in the Canadian Forces, and extensive experience as an RMS Clerk, she has returned to Fanshawe College in the field of Business specialising in the 2 yr. Human Resources Diploma program. Having worked in various Orderly Rooms across the country, she has encouraged many of her soldiers to submit Individual Learning Plans to help fund their educations. April is described by her peers as hard working, diligent, reliable and trustworthy with an excellent work ethic.
Leading Seaman Robin McKee
Has been a Leading Seaman with HMSC PREVOST since 2002. In her career path she has worked with the Olympics in Vancouver, did IT work for the Naval Reserves in Quebec City as well as core crew on the HMCS Edmonton in Victoria BC. With her Honours in Environmental Science from UWO she is currently enrolled in their faculty of Education seeking her teaching degree. She is described by her peers as an excellent communicator, organized and a multitasker.
Lt(N) Jean-Paul Barrette H.M.C.S. Prevost
Jean-Paul has served over 12 yrs. as a Maritime Surface Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He has served on various ships, including HMC Ships HUNTER and PREVOST. Jean-Paul currently holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor and is currently studying to be a teacher at Western University in their Faculty of Education. He has been described as being, well rounded, reliable, resourceful, dependable, motivated, highly trustworthy and an excellent leader. Jean-Paul is also an active volunteer with Ronald McDonald House.
Trooper Emily Putherbough ‐1st Hussars
Emily is in her 2nd year UWO Honours Specialization in Kinesiology program. She is an active volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house along with TVDSB in their Board’s safe school initiative and Boy’s and Girls Club London. She has been described by her peers as honest, goal ‐oriented, professional, positive, dedicated and with a strong sense of family and community.