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Yellowknife Community Foundation

Randy McBride Hockey Project Fund

Established in 2011 to recognize Randy McBride’s long standing contribution to hockey. The Randy McBride Hockey Project Fund was established to support NWT youth (male or female) pursuing advanced levels of hockey not available in the Northwest Territories (NWT). 

Prerequisites

Applicants must be:

  • An NWT resident (minimum of five years) whose families will continue to reside in the NWT while the applicant pursues advanced hockey and education outside the NWT;
  • Have a financial need to meet the costs associated with pursuing advance levels of hockey that are not available in the NWT;
  • Be enrolled in a school, college or University;
  • Pursuing hockey programs equivalent to Midget AA or AAA, Junior A (Tier 1 or 2) or a college or university hockey program.

Review

The criteria to be used in assessing applications for the fund shall include an assessment of the factors outlined below and financial need.

Applications

Applications must be received by May 15 each year. The application must include a statement (maximum 500 words) on:

  1. Why they are applying for the scholarship;
  2. The qualities exhibited by the applicant in pursuing advance hockey opportunities;
  3. How the scholarship will contribute to them achieving their goals.

Applicants must also include:

  1. Two letters of reference including one from their coach, attesting to the applicant’s involvement in hockey described and the exhibition of the above listed qualities;
  2. A copy of the applicant’s most recent transcripts or school grades;
  3. Proof of being on the roster of a hockey team equivalent to Midget AA or AAA, Junior A (Tier 1 or 2) or a college or university hockey program;
  4. Proof of Residency (PDF 65kb) form must be submitted along with the application and must include a statement indicating that the applicant’s family will continue to reside in the NWT while the applicant pursues advanced hockey and education outside the NWT.

Past recipients

  • 2020 Deanne Whenham and Zach Zorn
  • 2019 Zach Zorn
  • 2018 Victoria Rankin
  • 2017 Abby Webster
  • 2016 Victoria Rankin
  • 2015 Tehnille Gard
  • 2014 Brandon Wallis
  • 2013 Curtis German

Established

2011

Purpose

Support NWT youth (male or female) pursuing advanced levels of hockey not available in the Northwest Territories (NWT).