Bowen Island Community Foundation Trades & Training Award

You’d rather build a house than a spreadsheet; test a recipe than your academic knowledge. We understand, and that’s why we’ve created the Bowen Island Community Foundation Trades & Training Award. Anyone with a demonstrable connection to Bowen Island, proof of enrolment in either a trade or technical school or a vocational training program, and a letter of reference describing their ability or inclination to pursue a career in the trades or other form of vocation, is encouraged to apply.

There are five $1,000 BICF Trades & Training Awards available, granted on a “first come, first served” basis. Applications for this award are accepted year-round and there is no age restriction for candidates applying for the award. Please note that there is a limit of one award per person per calendar year.

Some examples of studies that would be eligible for this award include:
– Carpentry
– Mechanics
– Plumbing
– Culinary arts
– Cosmetology
– Health care assistant

If you are unsure if your course of study is an appropriate fit for this award please contact us at [email protected].

To apply for the award, please prepare an application with the following:

-a letter discussing your connection to Bowen Island
-a reference letter from a mentor, employer, instructor or other person who can speak to your interest in pursuing a career in the trades or other vocational path
-proof of enrolment in a Canadian technical school or vocational training program

Please attach all documents as one SINGLE .pdf file and send your completed application to: [email protected].

Improperly prepared applications will not be considered.
Application Deadline: NONE (applications accepted year-round)


BICF Trade Prize

2022 Maryanne (Mimi) Jones

2021 Drake Nickle

2020 Taylor Dulong

2018 Taylor Dulong

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