Bursary created to honour long-serving Penticton educator who died from cancer

Donations are now being accepted to the fund in hopes the first award can be handed out this June

You’d be hard pressed to come up with a more fitting tribute to Bruce Johnson than a new bursary that’s been established in his honour.

Donations are now being accepted to the fund in hopes the first award can be handed out this June to a graduate of Princess Margaret Secondary School, where Johnson finished his career as a principal.

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“This one is not an academic focus. It’s focused on citizenship and contribution,” said Gord McKay, a good friend of Johnson’s and one of the organizers of the bursary.

The bursary will be administered by the Penticton Secondary School Bursary and Scholarship Foundation.

“More advanced, technological methods of doing it were investigated, but the simplest, most direct way is to send a cheque to the foundation,” said McKay.

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Donations by cash or cheque can be dropped off at the Penticton Secondary School office or mailed to the foundation at 158 Eckhardt Ave. E., Penticton, B.C., V2A-1Z3. Include your name and address so a tax receipt can be issued.

Johnson died in March after a long battle with cancer.

He worked for 34 years as a teacher and school administrator in Penticton, and followed that up with two terms on the school board.

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