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BMVF Does it Again (Posted On: Thursday, June 16, 2016)

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The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is pleased to announce that Georgian Bay Secondary School will be funded $7,000 Pursuits Program. The Pursuits Program focuses on leadership skills through various activities and events

Pursuits students teach and assist in the classrooms of local schools while integrating what they've learned in Pursuits. They promote fitness, healthy nutrition and active living in the outdoors! Richard Fletcher, teacher along with students Somer Graham, Jane Nicol, and Aleck Campbell will receive the cheque from Andrew Seigwart, and Stacy Manning on June 15th at 10:00 at Sunset Grill in Blue Mountain Village.

"We are thrilled with the calibre of the successful applicants for funding various community based programs for youth" says Andrew Seigwart, President of the Foundation. "Pursuits is an ideal recipient given its focus on promoting leadership skills in our youth."

"With increasing pressure to achieve and succeed, the stress of keeping balance in life can be very challenging for today's youth.  Pursuits delivers strategies to achieve, to reach beyond what youth think they are capable and understand the importance of maintaining balance in life while gaining confidence and leadership skills. The support from the Blue Mountain Village Foundation allows us to continue to offer this alternative education program in our public education system." says  Mr. Fletcher.

The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our local communities through its financial support of registered charitable organizations whose activities provide benefit to the residents of our local communities, with an emphasis on children and family programs.

In addition, the Foundation awards 5 Bob Comish Memorial Scholarships to 4 local high school students and a student from Georgian College, who have worked on the resort property. Information about filing applications for funding and bursaries can be obtained at the Foundation website.

For information about the Foundation, contact Deb Keep at 705 888 9779.


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