Canadian Snowsports Association

September 13, 2007 08:50 ET

Hugh Pomeroy Memorial Scholarship

Steve Podborski announces $20,000 in scholarship awards to 4 potential 2010 snowsports athletes

Attention: Sports Editor VANCOUVER BC PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - Steve Podborski, President of the Fondation Ski Canada Foundation is very pleased to announce that in response to the June 30, 2007 deadline seeking scholarship applications from Canadian Snowsports Athletes, a total of $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 4 outstanding applicants.

The 2007 recipients of scholarships to permit the continuation of educational studies leading to a University or College degree are:

Justin-Claude Dumont - Snowboard
Stefan Read - Ski Jumping
Charmaine Ironside - Snowboard
Ekaterina Zavialova - Snowboard

Mr. Podborski stated:

"the Foundation Panel reviewing the applicants were extremely impressed with the dedication of these individuals to furthering their educational goals and at the same time competing at the International competitive level with goals of qualifying for the Vancouver 2010 OWG. The Foundation Board is very happy to be able to assist these athletes."

The Fondation Ski Canada Foundation will commence payment of the first instalment of these scholarships in September 2007.

The Hugh Pomeroy Memorial Scholarships are created in memory of Hugh Pomeroy, a member of the Canadian Snowsports Nordic Combined Development Team who died tragically while training in 1986.

The Fondation Ski Canada Foundation was incorporated in 1973 to raise funds and to financially support Canadian snow sport athletes in the form of grants, bursaries and scholarships and work for the improvement of ski and snowboard programs associated with the Canadian Snowsports Association.

For information on how to support these goals and to make donations, please contact:

Steve Podborski, President of FSCF
c/o Canadian Snowsports Association
311 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9

Contact Information

  • Dave Pym, Managing Director Canadian Snowsports Association, Fondation Ski Foundation
    Primary Phone: 604-734-6802
    Secondary Phone: 604-671-4575