Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

October 31, 2011 17:17 ET

Scott Adams Named 2011 Recipient of the CFIG National Scholarship Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - Cori Bonina, Immediate Past Chair of Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) Board of Directors and John F.T. Scott, President and CEO of CFIG, are pleased to announce that Scott Adams of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has been named the recipient of the 2011 CFIG National Scholarship.

Scott was born and raised in Saskatoon, where he graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate this year. In 2011, Scott was a recipient of the Governor General's Academic Medal, the University of Toronto National Book Award, the Saskatoon Public Board of Education Proficiency Award, and all through high school, has a myriad of academic citations and awards for excellence in history, music and last year received the Provincial Gold Medal in the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge. Scott also placed first in the Recital Class of the Saskatoon Music Festival this past April.

"Scott has an exemplary academic and extra-curricular record that makes us proud to be a part of what we know will be a very successful academic career in the next few years" said John Scott.

Scott has also been involved in research around the issue of minimizing world food shortages. His research at the University of Saskatchewan in the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge received first place nationally and he represented Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scott is also active in the community, serving as a member of the Youth Advisory Council of the Saskatoon Community Foundation; a volunteer piano teacher for Heart of the City Program, teaching piano to inner city students; a volunteer for the Saskatoon Food Bank and also regularly performs piano recitals for residents at special care homes, enhancing the lives of those people.

Scott was presented with a $6000 cheque and the Anthony G. Wilshaw Memorial Scholarship, named after the late CFIG President who passed away in 1990 at Monday night's dinner at Grocery Innovations Canada, held at the Toronto Congress Centre October 24 and 25. Scott's application was sponsored by Riversdale Fine Foods of Saskatoon.

**Photos available upon request

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success. Representing over 4000 grocery retailers from every part of Canada, CFIG is a strong and united voice for independent grocers, providing programs for operational excellence, facilitating educational and training programs and fostering enabling-relationships among retailers and suppliers. CFIG is a respected organization that speaks confidently for its retail members to industry, government, and the consumer.

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  • Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
    Dan Leggieri
    Communications Manager
    416-492-2311 x. 231