https://athletescan.com/sites/default/files/images/logo_e_ig_wm_rgb_0.png(Ottawa, ON – September 11) - IG Wealth Management, a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions, annually awards twenty $5,000 bursaries to assist Canada’s elite amateur athletes with the costs of training and competition. Selection criteria includes: athletic achievement, financial need and community involvement. AthletesCAN administers the bursary program on behalf of IG Wealth Management.

The 2020 bursaries announcement represents the 21st and final year of the partnership. Since its inception in 2000, the IG Wealth Management Amateur Athletes Fund has provided $2.1 million to assist Canadian amateur athletes.

“We would like to thank IG Wealth Management for a successful 20 year partnership,” said Georgina Truman, Manager, Athlete Relations and Operations of AthletesCAN. “Over two decades, hundreds of our country’s top athletes have received support through the bursary, giving them the financial piece of mind to focus on the pursuit of excellence within their sport.”

Congratulations to this year’s recipients who will continue to leave their mark on the Canadian sport landscape and inspire the next generation of champions across the country.

2020 IG Wealth Management Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary Recipients

Peggy Assinck (Peterborough, ON) – Para Ice Hockey
Paige Crozon (Humboldt, Saskatchewan) – 3x3 Basketball
Christine de Bruin (Stoney Plain, AB) – Bobsleigh
Justina di Stasio (Coquitlam, BC) – Wrestling
Laurent Dubreuil (Levis, QC) – Speed Skating
Claudia Holzner (Markham, ON) – Artistic Swimming
Jason Ho-Shue (Montreal, QC) – Badminton
Kristen Kit (St. Catherines, ON) – Rowing
Geneviève Lalonde (Victoria, BC) – Athletics
Tara Llanes (North Vancouver, BC) – Wheelchair Basketball
Valérie Maltais (Saint-Lambert, QC) – Speed Skating
Skylar Park (Winnipeg, MB) – Taekwondo
Mark Pearson (Vancouver, BC) – Field Hockey
Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg, MB) – Curling
Sam Schachter (Richmond Hill, ON) – Beach Volleyball
Ryan Sommer (Calgary, ON) – Bobsleigh
Katherine Uchida (Toronto, ON) – Rhythmic Gymnastics
Jolan Wong (Pembroke, ON) – Sitting Volleyball
Patricia Wright (Chatham, ON) – Para Karate
Alannah Yip (North Vancouver, BC) – Sport Climbing 

For recipient reactions click here.

A special thanks to our selection committee members Andrew Haley (Swimming), Bo Hedges (Wheelchair Basketball), Hollie Duncan (Curling), and Tricia Oshiro (Archery).  

About AthletesCAN
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world. As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture.

For more information please contact:
Georgina Truman
Manager, Athlete Relations & Operations
[email protected]

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