Summer Games offering athletes bursaries

Qualified athletes for Nanaimo Games can apply to earn 16 bursaries

Young athletes who qualified for the 2014 B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo are eligible to receive a bursary thanks to the BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings.

Athletes competing in the Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries for $500. The goal is to recognize athletes who have achieved in athletics and education, but also go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities.

“The dedication and determination of these young athletes is truly inspiring,” Maureen Young, manager community partnerships for Coast Capital Savings said in a statement. “Not only do they deserve to be acknowledged for their contributions to sport and to their communities, but also to succeed at their educational endeavors. Coast Capital wants to help make that happen.”

Qualified Games athletes can apply by completing the online application form at  The name of a reference (coach or teacher) who can support the application must be included.  The deadline is July 4, 2014 and winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Nanaimo Games on July 20.

“BC Games athletes commit significant time and energy to their sport,” said president and CEO of the BC Games Society Kelly Mann.  “We hope that this financial support of athletes, who are leaders both on and off the field of play, will help give them an extra boost to continue to make a difference to their teams and in their communities.”