Al Boyd Memorial Bursary
Al Boyd began his involvement with hockey with Grandview Minor Hockey Association. Al took on many volunteer roles from team management to President, but his true passion was coaching young players.
Al continued to coach with VMHA after the amalgamation of the east Vancouver minor hockey associations and his selection as a Life Member for
Whether it be taking his team to volunteer in the community or showing respect to Veterans on Remembrance Day, Al always expected more of those who played for him. Al was a man of integrity who had a positive impact on the young players fortunate enough to call him “Coach”.
This bursary is to be given out annually to the member who best demonstrates the qualities that Al valued; hard work, integrity, commitment and volunteerism.
Eligibility: Open to all members in good standing of VMHA who are enrolling in an accredited post secondary institution within 18 months of application. Members in good standing include players, referees and coaches that have fulfilled all financial commitments and certifications required by the VMHA, PCAHA and BC Hockey.
Application Deadline: April 1st
Award: The intent of this Bursary is to grow the principal so that it can increase with the cost of tuition. The current amount is $1,000 A cheque will be made payable directly to the post-secondary institution the recipient is attending. The Bursary will be held until September 1st of the year following receipt and if unclaimed, it will revert back in to the Bursary fund.
Award Date: This will be awarded annually at the VMHA Awards dinner or AGM in the event that an Awards dinner is not held.
Application Form: VMHA Al Boyd Memorial Bursary
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