The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have selected the 2017 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital Works grants. Please note that next year (2018) will be the final year for the Joyce Myers Trust Fund Grants.
Photo (Facebook): Breanne Burgoyne, one of four PEI scholarship winners
The 2017 Joyce Myers Scholarship recipients will each receive $500. The successful applicants are:
- Prince Edward Island: Breanne Burgoyne, Alex MacFadyen, Brooks Roche, Veronica Smith
- Nova Scotia: Karlee Burgess, Alec Cameron, Matthew Manuel, Graeme Weagle
- Newfoundland and Labrador: Kyle Barron, Stephen Trickett
- New Brunswick: Julia Hunter, Jamie Ward
The 2017 Joyce Myers Capital Works Grant recipients will each receive $1500. The successful curling centres are:
- Miramichi Curling Club, NB
- Maple Leaf Curling Club, PE
- Strait Area Community Curling Club, NS
- Conception Bay South Arena, NL
The Joyce Myers Trust Fund is an Atlantic Canada initiative to foster the development and promotion of the sport of curling throughout Atlantic Canada. The Trust Fund, which was established from profits from the 2003 Nokia Brier and 2005 Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, provides funding for the development of curling in Atlantic Canada through grant opportunities for Curling Club Capital Works projects, Student/Athlete Scholarships, and Atlantic Provincial Association Program Initiatives.
The trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund announced plans for future investments in the sport of curling for Atlantic Canada and released its first grants during the 2009-2010 curling season. Joyce Myers was inducted into both the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as an athlete and a builder. Joyce’s accomplishments as an athlete, administrator, coach and official made her one of the most versatile and impacting persons in Nova Scotia sports. Her passion for sport and the countless hours she contributed to many individuals and events has left a lasting impression. Joyce was a true inspiration and mentor to many.
Capital Acquisition Grants
The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created the Capital Acquisition Grants as a means to assist member curling clubs within Atlantic Canada with capital projects. Expenses that are of a special and/or extraordinary nature will be eligible for funding. In other words, programs and initiatives that are both unusual and occur infrequently; they are not part of the regular, day-to-day operation of the club. Listed below are a few possibilities: The repair, replacement, purchase or construction of a curling facility or part of a curling facility. For example, the repair or replacement of a curling club roof; the repair, replacement or purchase of a plant asset or piece of equipment; the repair or replacement of ice making equipment; the purchase of special curling equipment; the purchase of little rocks for a junior curling program. Exempt from funding are any expenses of an operational nature. For example, membership dues, utility and tax bills do not qualify.
The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund implemented a scholarship to curlers who have enrolled in full time studies in a post-secondary institution. The intention of these awards is to allow talented athletes to devote primary sources of time and energy to training, rather than extensive employment in order to fund post-secondary education. Recipients will be expected to devote a full-time, shared commitment to sport and education exclusively. This award is not intended to reward past achievements but rather a means to pursue further achievements that surpass the current level of performance. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.