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Checking in with RAYS bursary winner: Mackenna Halliday

Makenna Halliday’s first awareness of Indigenous people was in elementary school when a guest speaker came to talk to her class about indigenous customs and way of life. … Continue readingChecking in with RAYS bursary winner: Mackenna Halliday

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Checking in with RAYS bursary winner: Emma Woodhouse

A co-op opportunity with the Wasaga Beach Paramedic and Volunteer Fire Fighters, suggested by her Family Studies teacher, propelled Emma Woodhouse towards a career as a paramedic.  … Continue readingChecking in with RAYS bursary winner: Emma Woodhouse

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Checking in with RAYS bursary winner: Travis Sacerty

Travis Sacerty who grew up in Creemore and attended Collingwood Collegiate Institute always preferred working with his hands, learning by doing, rather than reading a textbook. … Continue readingChecking in with RAYS bursary winner: Travis Sacerty

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RAYS Fall 2020 Update to Sponsors, Donors and Friends

​​​​​​​​​Thank you for making a difference On behalf of RAYS students, their families and our volunteers, we want to thank you for investing in the future of our local area youth. Your support makes a real difference. … Continue readingRAYS Fall 2020 Update to Sponsors, Donors...

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RAYS’ bursary students share experiences, job opportunities

Creemore Echo Posted May 14, 2020 In addition to the scholarships that RAYS awards to university students, the Bursary program is prospering. Nick Forrest, chair of the bursary committee says, “I am delighted that we are now able to award 12 two-year bursaries annually to students entering a community college or...

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Pandemic alters graduation for 2020 RAYS scholars

Four years ago, three young women graduating from local high schools were awarded $20,000 scholarships to study at a Canadian university. They all excelled in their various programs and are now planning for further studies. Here are their stories and plans for the future: In September 2016, Valerie Binder enrolled...

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RAYS scholars adapt to education disruption

Creemore Echo April 24, 2020 For the eight RAYS scholarship recipients who are wrapping up their first, second or third year at university, COVID-19 has meant significant change. To their great credit, they have adapted, persevered and risen to the challenge. We asked three of these students to share their challenges,...

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RAYS Holds Annual Holiday Reception

RAYS – Resources for Area Youth Success – held its holiday reception at the Royal Canadian Legion in Creemore on Friday, December 27. This annual event is held to thank the many volunteers and donors that make RAYS’ work possible and to recognize the accomplishments of the students they...

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RAYS bursary students following their dreams

Creemore Echo  November 12, 2019 Many high school students are encouraged to go to university but some aren’t sure of what they want to do and what other options there are. RAYS bursary recipient Michael Noble is planning on taking his third level of welding certification in 2020 and believes...

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