Twenty four students from Western Canada have won a RE/MAX 2009 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary, valued at $500 each, to be presented during their school commencement ceremonies.

The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence program encourages graduating students from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North West and Yukon Territories to write an essay based on their personal experience in one of six topics – Leadership, Sports, Technology or Trades, Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Community Service.

“More than 1500 entries were received from students across Western Canada,” says Marie Sheppy, Senior Coordinator, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “The passion portrayed by each of these young adults in their chosen topic is truly inspiring, and we are pleased to play a role in helping them achieve their future goals.”

“RE/MAX Agents believe in giving back to the communities where they live and work” said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “It is our hope that by encouraging students to pursue their post-secondary interests, we can make a difference in the future of our children.”

Quest for Excellence Award Winners are as follows:

Leadership Category – Andy Chau, Burnaby, BC; Jasdeep Dhaliwal, Abbotsford, BC; Danica Kindrachuk, Moose Jaw, SK; Vanessa Wattamaniuk, Coquitlam, BC

Sports Category – Haley Cameron, Kelowna, BC; Ryan Dragoman, Dawson City, YK; Laura-Anne Jensen, Aldergrove, BC; Jesse Kootenay-Jobin, Vancouver, BC;

Technology & Trades Category – Adil Adatia, Lethbridge, AB; Caitey Gilchrist, Port Coquitlam, BC; Jacob Foster, North Vancouver, BC; Tylor Froese, Regina, SK

Performing Arts Category – Bray Jorstad, Airdrie, AB; Amanda McCrimmon, Blackfalds, AB; Cassandra McMillan, Onanole, MB; Karina Pangilinan, Delta, BC

Fine Arts Category – Kevin Complido, Saskatoon, SK; Kirklin Maclise, Edmonton, AB; Kayla Mann, Penticton, BC; Sara Young, Cochrane, AB

Community Service Category – Kelsey Millman, Delta, BC; Marina Nixon, Winnipeg, MB; Daniel Popovski, Vancouver, BC; Prabhgat Sekhon, Calgary, AB

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