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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:

Nick Ostrowka, Surrey

Leticia Martel, Squamish

Jordan Talbot, Victoria

lantha Greer, Whitehorse

Dana Riseling, Whitehorse

Layla Sadafi, Surrey

Kayla Sevensma, Abbotsford

Aramis St-Gelais, Salt Spring Island

Jaiden Budhwa, Smithers

Rachel DeCicco, Coquitlam

Jasmin Schlick, Prince George

Julie Kaufman, Surrey

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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