Attention Local Figure Skaters!
Now Accepting Nominations for the Elvis Stojko Bursary
The Town of Richmond Hill is now accepting nominations for the Elvis Stojko Bursary. This Bursary was created to honor the achievements of World Champion figure skater and Olympic Medalist Elvis Stojko and to assist local figure skaters who have distinguished themselves in the area of competitive skating.
Who is Eligible?
The Elvis Stojko Bursary will be awarded to an individual or to a pair of skaters. The skater(s) must be training in Richmond Hill and representing Richmond Hill as well. They also must be pursuing his/her skating goals towards a championship level Ex: Challenge, National and International.
The completed application form must be returned by July 21, 2014. The availability of the Elvis Stojko Bursary will be advertised in the local newspaper and on the Town’s Website prior to the application deadline. Applications will be received in the Mayor’s Office and then forwarded to the Bursary Selection Committee for consideration.
The committee is comprised of a representative selected by Elvis Stojko; a long standing member of the Richmond Hill figure skating community as well as a Member of Richmond Hill Council and a member of Town staff.
The Selection and Award Process
Once all the application forms have been received and considered by the Bursary Selection Committee, the Committee will then forward its recommendations to Richmond Hill Council for their final approval.
Monies for the Elvis Stojko Bursary have been made available through fundraising efforts by the Town and Richmond Hill. Council has agreed to match those funds raised to a maximum amount.
Nomination forms can be found at the link below. Alternatively, hard copies can be obtained by contacting Daniela Fiore in the Mayor's Office at 905-771-2466.
The deadline for applications is July 21, 2014.
Elvis Stojko Bursary Application Form [PDF]