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DB Perks & Lifesaving Society Scholarships

Through generous support from DB Perks & Associates Ltd, the Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon is able to offer the annual DB Perks Scholarship program. The DB Perks Scholarship aims to support and assist Lifesaving Society lifeguards and instructors trained and working in BC & Yukon who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Award Value

Three Scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded each year.


Nominees must be holders of current Lifesaving Society awards and be actively employed by a BC & Yukon Branch Affiliate as a lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor, part-time or full time. Nominees must also be pursuing post-secondary education in the subsequent school term at a university, college or vocational school.


These scholarships are administered through the BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society. All applications are reviewed for eligibility and eight finalists are chosen. Finalist applications are then rendered anonymous and sent for review by Doug Perks and his scholarship committee for determination of the four successful candidates.


Applicants must submit the standard application form along with a resume outlining aquatic experience, both paid and volunteer, accompanied by letters from one work reference and one personal reference. Volunteer involvement in the aquatic community is an asset.


Scholarship application and reference letters must be received in the Branch by 4:30 pm January 31.

Award recipients will be chosen by the end of February.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Branch Annual General Meeting in March.

Past Recipients:

  • Elliott Gee, Burnaby;
  • Ceilidh Robertson-Jones, Victoria;
  • Natalia Lupynis, Richmond
  • Katie Bowers, Victoria;
  • Michelle Jun, Port Coquitlam;
  • Rachel Way, New Westminster
  • Riley Huntley, Surrey
  • Jamie Magrill, Richmond
  • Sarah Schlatter, Victoria
  • Martin Chan, Richmond
  • Anthony Lee, Burnaby
  • Lindsay Munroe, Coquitlam
  • Sarah Schlatter, Victoria
  • Becky Tomlin, Whitehorse
  • Timothy Bientjes, Kamloops
  • Matteo Ferraresso, Burnaby
  • Wyatt Henry, Kamloops
  • Sienna Joyce, Port Moody
  • Ryan Wilmink, Vancouver
  • Rachel Hennig, Langley
  • Julie Kaufman, Vancouver
  • Anna Legault, Victoria
  • Michelle Lukas, Vancouver
  • Rebecca Roy, Kamloops
  • Claire Bruce, Prince George
  • Marc Lacroix, Surrey
  • Cameron Meldrum, Chilliwack
  • Julia Sharma, Burnaby
  • Amanda Tuey, Burnaby
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