2023 Successful Recipients
Caitlyn Beare - Roy Ellis Bursary
Caitlyn Beare is a 4th year Kinesiology and Therapeutic Recreation student at the University of Regina. Her goal is to work as a Recreation Specialist after graduation in 2024. She has worked in long-term care as a Recreation Worker, has been a lifeguard, skating coach and is now working in a home for those living with disabilities. Her professors say that Caitlyn is always reliable, works collaboratively with other classmates, shows a strong interest towards lectures and assignments and is eager to learn.
Cydney St.Denis - Anne Robins Scholarship
Cydney St. Denis is a 2nd year Therapeutic Recreation student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. After high school, she completed the Continuing Care Aid certificate, then decided to continue on in the therapeutic recreation field. Cydney wants to make a difference in the lives of individuals through the use of leisure and play, while also helping individuals reintegrate into the community. Her professors say that Cydney is very personable and has great organizational skills. She has a very positive attitude and gets along very well with her classmates and professors. Cydney’s goals are to work in long-term care, specifically with older adults.
Donilee Doidge - TJ Biemans Bursary
Donilee Doidge is a 2nd year Therapeutic Recreation student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. She grew up in a small community, spending plenty of quality time with family. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandparents. This steered her into recreation therapy and is her driving force to be able to help the older adult demographic in the future. Her professors say that Donilee is very passionate and driven about her future plans. She is self-directed, takes initiative and completes her tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Donilee’s goals are to specialize in Therapeutic Recreation, working specifically with older adults.
Nicole Kennedy - Board Scholarship
Nicole Kennedy is a 2nd year Therapeutic Recreation student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. As someone living with a disability, she is a successful student and community member. She works to advocate for individuals with disabilities, as well as sharing her own story through public measures. Nicole’s professors say that she is a wonderful ambassador for the therapeutic recreation program, promoting the value and benefits of recreation therapy and the profession. She has demonstrated her passion for this profession through her education, employment and volunteering. Nicole’s goals are to work in mental health and research. She plans to combine a psychology honors degree with the therapeutic recreation diploma to further the research on benefits of recreation in Saskatchewan.