SPIRIT OF SARAH SCHOLARSHIP


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Summer 2016

Big Congratulations to 14 year old Megan Oldham from Parry Sound, Ontario who has been awarded this year’s Scholarship!

Well done to all the other applicants – it was again a difficult task to decide on the final recipient and the Judges were impressed with the spirit and passion of all of the entries. Please try again next season as we will be awarding this scholarship once more in 2017.

In partnership with the Sarah Burke Foundation, Momentum offers the ‘Spirit of Sarah Scholarship’, to honour and remember our much loved camper, long time coach and friend Sarah Burke. One Free Full Package Summer Camp is awarded to a female skier, who best embodies some or all of Sarah’s very special strengths and characteristics.

One of the causes dear to Sarah’s heart was encouraging young girls to follow their dreams and believe in their skiing abilities. Sarah played a big part in getting our ‘Girls Week’ off the ground and inspired so many young women through her incredible skiing talent, but more importantly through her special personality, which showed modesty, kindness and a wonderfully positive approach to life.

To learn more about Sarah’s incredible legacy please visit our tribute page and read the many stories from campers whom she inspired over the years.

Previous winners include 16 year old Emma Stevens from Nova Scotia, 15 year old Carly Lavieille from Ontario, 13 year old Elena Gaskell from Silverstar, BC, and 12 year old Maya Mikkelsen from Port Moody, BC, who all enjoyed an amazing week of training with some of the top female freestyle skiers in the world.

How to apply: (Submissions for the 2017 SOS Scholarship can be emailed to info@momentumcamps.com from January 2017)
• Create a short video presentation (no longer than 5 minutes), showing why you deserve to be awarded the camp and email the link to info@momentumcamps.com.
• The presentation could include an interview with yourself and your references such as your coaches, teachers or anyone else you feel could be persuasive in helping you win the scholarship.
• It could include action footage of skiing or other sports, be wildly creative or simple and straightforward, use graphics or voiceover…etc –  the choice is yours!

Deadline for 2017 submissions will be May 1st with the winner announced May 15th.
The scholarship includes one Full Package Camp to any 2017 Youth Session.

Two new Scholarships announced for 2016  
Haynes Gallagher and Tory Gossage,who were former campers and great friends of Sarah’s,  have offered two new scholarships for deserving young campers who attended Momentum last summer.
Selected by our coaches, these two lucky winners have been awarded a FREE 2016 Full Package Camp:
Congratulations to 17 year old Jackson Parsons from Vancouver, BC and 14 year old Danny Profitt from Calgary, Alberta!

Many thanks to Haynes and Tory for such a wonderful way to keep Sarah’s Spirit and memory alive, while inspiring a new generation of young skiers, just as Sarah would have still been doing today.

Check our this inspirational documentary about Sarah –  ‘First in Flight’ here.

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