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RE/MAX Awards $16,000 in Bursaries to High School Graduates


May 6, 2013

 Kelowna, BC (May 6, 2013) – Sixteen students from Western Canada are to be awarded a RE/MAX 2013 ‘Quest for Excellence’ bursary, valued at $1,000, 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 submit an essay detailing the contributions they have made to their communities. The bursary winners have all demonstrated exceptional motivation, leadership, and communication skills.

“Over 1100 entries were received this year from graduating students across Western Canada,” said Marie Sheppy, Senior Coordinator, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “These amazing young adults have volunteered, participated in charitable events and organized fundraising. The contributions they make enrich the lives of others and the lives of their communities.”

“RE/MAX understands the importance of building an outstanding future, and we are proud to be able to help these exceptional students reach their post secondary goals”, said Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “The essays received this year were of the utmost quality, and it’s great to see young people demonstrating strong leadership skills in their local communities.”

Quest for Excellence Bursary Winners are as follows:


• Kaitlyn Carlson, Maple Ridge, BC

• Mumtahin Monzoor, Edmonton, AB

• Adam Chandani, West Vancouver, BC

• Daniel Piechnik, Burnaby, BC

• Brittany Clough, Chilliwack, BC

• Louisa Pumilia, Cochrane, AB

• Adrienne Cooper, Winnipeg, MB

• Nicholas Riopel, Calgary, AB

• Ryan Czenczek, Whitecourt, AB

• Keaton Schmidt, Saskatoon, SK

• Leora Karon, Vancouver, BC

• Channelle Willoughby, Lacombe, AB

• Jon Krugel, Comox, BC

• Tim Woodward, Kamloops, BC

• Elizabeth Montroy, Vancouver, BC

• Kelly Yeo, Stonewall, MB


RE/MAX is Canada’s leading real estate organization with over 19,000 sales associates situated throughout its 750 independently-owned and operated offices in Canada. The RE/MAX network, now in its 40th year, is a global real estate system operating in more than 90 countries, with over 6,300 independently-owned offices and over 89,500 member sales associates. RE/MAX associates lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, and asset management. For more information, visit: 

Read the winning essays here.




For more information:                        Marie Sheppy

RE/MAX of Western Canada             

Office: (250) 860-3628


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