Legion hands out its annual scholarship awards to Lake Country students

Three of the four annual awards handed out at the Oyama Legion regular meeting

Oyama Legion president Rob Nairne (left)and scholarship chairman Kees Boersma with recipients Zana Heater

The Oyama branch of the Royal Canadian Legion presented three of its four scholarships at its last  general meeting, handing out $1,000 awards to four local students.

“All of the applicants were very worthy so it was difficult picking just four so the Legion hopes to increase it to five next year,” said Legion representative Jack Williamson. “The choice is based on need, scholastics, community service, recommendations by teachers, a personal interview and the relation to a veteran, although that is not a requirement.”

The three recipients that were awarded their scholarships are as follows:

•Zana Heater is a UBCO student studying to obtain Bachelor of Science degree and hoping to become a doctor and ultimately a general surgeon.

•Christopher Polacco is studying to become a computer program designer at Okanagan College then plans to go to UBCO for a Bachelor of Arts.

•Curtis Rawsthorne attending UBCO Faculty of Science majoring in mathematics.

Just Posted

UBCO Heat teams unable to secure any wins against Mount Royal Cougars

The mens and womens volleyball and basketball teams went 0-4, but all have rematches Saturday night

Rockets held scoreless in loss against Red Deer

Rockets will look for some points in final game of road trip against Edmonton

New maintenance crew to look after Okanagan Connector

Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc. will replace Argo Road Maintenance Inc. in 2019

New Lake Country arts council to request funds from district

The arts council will ask the district for $8,000 from 2019 to 2021

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Hodge: The long road to recovery

Kelowna - The first week of recovery I was too consumed in pain to notice the lack of fluid.

Most Read