2022 Successful Recipients

Rafique Khan - Roy Ellis Bursary

Rafique Khan is a student at the University of Saskatchewan and is enrolled in the Masters of Science in Kinesiology program. He is involved in mentoring, teaching, and participates in numerous ongoing studies in addition to his own. He mentors two 4th year honors students in carrying out all steps needed to complete their research project. Apart from his studies, he’s actively involved in working at the Physical Activity Complex at the University and also volunteers at his local place of worship. He is looking at a future in academia related to the area of exercise therapy in improving cardiovascular health in healthy and clinical populations, which further advance the recreation profession in Saskatchewan. Congratulations Rafique!

Dakota Schaffer - Anne Robins Scholarship

Dakota Schaffer

Dakota Schaffer is a student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon and is enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Diploma program. She demonstrates passion for recreation therapy through her course work, volunteers and promotes Therapeutic Recreation as a profession whenever the opportunity arises. When she’s not at school, she volunteers for the Sport for Life program at Radius Community Centre where she works with young adults with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) to utilize the benefits of sport and recreation. She is also involved in a research team called KidsAction Coaching out of UBC. This is an evidence-based program designed within community-based physical activities for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities, their families and caregivers. Congratulations Dakota!

Amelie Sarauer - TJ Biemans Bursary

Amelie Sarauer is a student at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon and is enrolled in the Recreation and Community Development program. The more she learns about the recreation, sport, and culture in Saskatchewan, the more she wants to be involved and lend a helping hand. She is an active member of many clubs and sport teams and learned at a young age the importance of having an active lifestyle and giving back. She hopes to be part of the future that moves towards 100% inclusion and getting underprivileged individuals more opportunities within the Saskatoon community. Congratulations Amelie!

Julia Marjoram - Board Scholarship

Julia Marjoram is a student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon and is enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Diploma program. She has strong leadership skills and is one of the class representatives for the Therapeutic Recreation program. She has already taken the initiative to fundraise for class activities and towards their graduation celebrations in 2023. She has a genuine desire to work with people with disabilities and illness and is currently volunteering with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities at the Battlefords Trade and Education Centre. Congratulations Julia!