Krystal Arvisais Award InformationKRYSTAL ARVISAIS AWARD
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) has established an annual award in honour and memory of Krystal Arvisais, a beloved international level Canadian water skier who, at age 21, tragically perished in an accident in December 2007. Krystal Arvisais, a native of Val-des-Monts, Quebec, represented Canada at the Pan Am Water Ski Championships and the Can Am Challenge, excelled in Canada and the United States, and was a 12-time medalist at Canadian Water Ski Championships.
She was characterized by the Canadian water ski community as a person who clearly loved the sport, was sociable to all, and successfully combined pursuit of post secondary studies while maintaining a high level of training.
“Ski hard, smile always!”
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One skier will be selected on an annual basis who best exemplifies the qualities of Krystal Arvisais in her skiing and regard for the sport.
To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
• Be a male of female water skier, of any age;
• Be an overall skier, participating in all three events (slalom, tricks, jump);
• In normal circumstances, participate in the Canadian Water Ski Championships of the relevant year;
• Be a student at a post-secondary school
•Be a Canadian citizen.
The award will be bestowed upon the eligible skier who best exemplifies the following qualities:
•Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
•Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community;
•Ability to laugh and make others smile;
•Demonstrates a commitment to training;
•Is a developing skier who demonstrates the ability to water ski at a high level, but who has not yet achieved National Team status;
•Combines training with pursuit of post secondary education, or if still in middle or secondary school, with a high academic standing;
Prior to the start of each Canadian Water Ski Championship, the WSWC President shall appoint a panel of three members who will be tasked with selecting the recipient of the Krystal Arvisais Award.
The panel members shall determine any methodology by which to collect information about candidates and, ultimately, to select the recipient consistent with the above criteria. The recipient will be announced at the closing banquet of the annual Canadian Water Ski Championships.
Krystal Arvisais Award Recipients2016 – Conley Pinette BC
2015 – Janice Stevens ON
2014 – Taryn Grant MB
2013 – Cole Grant MB
2012 – Megan Collins ON
2010 – Amanda Amos ON
2009 – Stephen Collins ON
2008 – Karen Stevens ON
Manoo & Jean Gurjar Scholarship InformationMANOO AND JEAN GURJAR SCHOLARSHIP
The Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund was established in 2011 as a result of a legacy donation to Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) from Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Manoo Gurjar is a longtime and beloved water skier. In 2013, he continued to compete in the Men 9 category (75+), including at national championships where he consistently takes home hardware in the slalom event. Manoo’s smiling presence, friendliness, sharing of volunteer time, stories, photographs and food, have combined to make him a favourite personality at events. He continues to serve as a role model for one and all, and is an ambassador for the sport wherever he travels.
It is that love of the sport and its people, and generosity of spirit that prompted Manoo and wife, Jean, to make a donation to WSWC in order to create a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund that will result in annual financial assistance to support a Canadian skier’s(s’) pursuit of skiing and educational goals.
GOAL OF THE LEGACY FUND
The goal of the Legacy Fund is to provide annual financial support to the skiing and educational pursuits of 1 male and 1 female Canadian water skier annually who best represents the ideals established in honour of Manoo Gurjar. A Legacy Fund allocation of $1,000 will be allocated annually to each recipient.
The skiers selected shall best exemplify the qualities and wishes of Manoo and Jean Gurjar in their regard for the sport and education.
To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
◾Have not received this bursary in the previous two (2) years
◾Be a male or female water skier, between the ages of 12 and 25 as at January 1 of the applicable year;
◾ Be attending a high school (as defined by the applicant’s home province) or a post-secondary school in the fall of 2017, with strong academic standing;
◾Be a Canadian citizen.
The Legacy Fund award will be bestowed upon the eligible skiers who best exemplify the following qualities:
◾Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
◾Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community;
◾Gives back to the sport in his or her own unique way;
◾Demonstrates a commitment to education;
◾Demonstrates a commitment to training and becoming better;
◾Competes in sanctioned level competition;
◾Demonstrates potential and drive to compete at the national championship or higher level;
USE OF MANOO AND JEAN GURJAR LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
The financial support should be used in support of water ski training and competitive pursuits, and/or tuition, books and other direct education related expenses. Successful recipients must provide proof of registration in high school or postsecondary education during the 2017-2018 academic year.
There will be an annual open call for applications, requiring use of a specific Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund Application Form, deadline for submission is August 4, 2017.
WSWC shall appoint a panel of three members who will be tasked with reviewing applications and selecting the 2 recipients of the Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy consistent with the above criteria. The recipient will be announced in attendance at the closing banquet of the annual Canadian Water Ski Championships
The recipient(s) will also be presented with a keeper award that commemorates the honour of having been bestowed a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund award.
Manoo & Jean Furjar Scholarship Recipients2017 Melanie Calhoun
2017 Brody Newton
2016 Nicola Horwood
2016 Conley Pinette
2015 Geneva Roach
2015 Adam Morris
2014 Taryn Grant
2014 Brett Walker
2013 Cole Grant
2013 Rachel Maj
2012 Karen Stevens
2012 Jed Leech
Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada AwardsClick HERE for more informatin about WSWC’s award recipients and award information.
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada believes in supporting excellence by recognizing exceptional performances of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The objectives for these awards are:
· To honor the best representatives of our sport
· Stimulate our representatives in the pursuit of excellence
· To favour the visibility of excellence throughout the country
· To create a link of our excellence with our sponsors, and the public.
Nominations are open to WSWC members (individuals, clubs, schools, and provincial associations). All individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens. Nominations for each award must be made by any two WSWC members in good standing.
· Male Athlete of the Year – Water Ski
· Female Athlete of the Year – Water Ski
· Junior Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Barefoot & Water Ski
· Top Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Adaptive & Barefoot
· Steve Bush Coach of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Official of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Volunteer of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Province of the Year
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