CP Rail & LdSH(RC) Regimental Society Scholarship Presentations 2017

By: Capt Colin Peterson

Last month, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail, were honoured to present four deserving members of the Strathcona Family with scholarship cheques to support their continuing post-secondary education.  This year, the presentations were made in Edmonton, Alberta and Kingston, Ontario.

Competition for this year’s awards was very tight.  The recipients were selected based on academic standing, career goals, community service, and financial need. These awards are only given to members of the Strathcona Family. These scholarships are an example of how we, and our valued partners like CP Rail, support the soldiers of the Regiment and their families in many different areas of their lives.

In Edmonton, A/CO Maj Al Wong and A/RSM MWO Marcel Chenier presented a cheque for $5,000 to Jennifer Patterson and a cheque for $1,000 to Raelynn Ramage-Muir.  In Kingston, Sarah Dyck was presented a cheque for $3,000 from Colonel (retired) Spike Hazelton and Ashley Padvaiskas received her cheque for $1,000 from Colonel (retired) Jamie Cade.

It was a great honour to present the scholarship cheques to these deserving applicants.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  We would also like to thank CP Rail for their continued support to the soldiers of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and their families all across Canada.