Grants & Scholarships
Come Fly With Me Foundation
Ryan Blais, who is a current member of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team, established the Come Fly With Me Foundation in October 2006.
The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial assistance and/or sport service subsidies to development level amateur athletes from the Grande Prairie area that represent their community and country at the national and international level. We support athletes that do not receive full elite level funding from federal and provincial government bodies. The Foundation is able to do this by securing donations from various local companies, individuals, services clubs, etc.
The Foundation has a secondary goal to aid athletes in building a relationship with their community. We encourage atheltes to give back to the community that supports them by getting involved in areas such as mentorship programs, community projects, speaking to kids at school about their sport, etc. Athletes who receive support should understand the CFWM Foundation believes that by asking the community to take pride in and support its athletes, those athletes should in turn take pride in and support their community.
Pursuit of Excellence
The Pursuit of Excellence fund may provide funding to applicants who meet the criteria in the following areas:
- Athlete Development
- Bidding for Sports Events
- Capital Funding
- Clinic Hosting
- Coaching Development
- International Excellence Scholarships
- Official & Volunteer Development
- Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships
- Travel Funding
More information available at http://www.cityofgp.com/index.aspx?page=767