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December 8/05 2:06 am - Athlete Bursaries Available

Posted by Editor on 12/8/05

Team Investors Group Amateur Athlete Bursary Applications Now Available
Courtesy SIRC

Athletes CAN, the association of Canada's high performance athletes, is pleased to announce that the application forms for the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2006 are available online at

The Amateur Athlete Bursary Fund, established by Investors Group, distributes $100,000 annually among 20 of Canada's top amateur athletes. Building on an ongoing commitment to the achievement of personal goals and excellence, the fund was created by Investors Group to assist Canada's amateur athletes in covering training and competition costs.

The Fund, administered by Athletes CAN, awards twenty bursaries of $5,000. The Bursary Selection Committee is comprised of nine members including the Chair of Athletes CAN or a designated representative of the Athletes CAN Board of Directors, as well as active and retired National Team athletes.

The bursary fund is open to any active senior national team athlete who:

- is deemed eligible and in good standing by the appropriate National Sport Federation representing the sport (including Paralympic, Pan American, Commonwealth, Olympic and National Team athletes)
- is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant permanently residing in Canada
- is committed to training and competing for Canada in the upcoming year
- has a gross income, from all sources in the preceding year of less than $50,000.

This bursary is available to athletes twice during their athletic career. Please see the application form for full eligibility criteria.

For complete details and an application form for the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund, please see Athletes CAN's website

Since its establishment in 1992 as the national representative organization of Canadian athletes, Athletes CAN has worked with others in leadership, advocacy and education to ensure a fair, responsive and supportive sport system for athletes.


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