“Protecting the environment is up to us, and it makes me proud to know that for the last six years, I’m been a member of a team committed to doing just that.” — Morgan Miller, student bursary recipient
The summer student workforce is the life-blood of the Ontario Parks summer operating season. Our provincial parks simply could not operate without our student workers.
On November 25, parks staff, corporate partners and students gathered in Peterborough to award the 2016 Ontario Parks Partners Bursaries.
The Ontario Parks Partners Bursary was established in 2000 by several Ontario Parks corporate partners to recognize students who excel in their jobs with Ontario Parks. The $500.00 awards acknowledge the innovation and leadership of young people who work in Ontario’s provincial parks.
Our 2016 winners drew praise for their roles as mentors, educators and innovators. Whether they were administering First Aid, managing recycling program or sharing park history and heritage with visitors, each student went above and beyond to earn their nomination.
Special congratulations to Rachel Miller, who received the Amber Booth Award
This award carries special recognition for bursary recipients whose efforts stand out in the areas of health, safety and wellness. Rachel’s willingness to help others became apparent through her involvement in a number of emergency situations throughout the summer, putting her First Aid training to work.
Student speaker Morgan Miller
“When people trust you and count on you, it can change the way you look at yourself.” — Morgan Miller, student bursary recipient
Morgan has been a valued member of Pinery Provincial Park‘s team for the past six summers, and it was wonderful to hear her talk about her experiences in the park.
We wish Morgan all the best while she pursues her studies the University of Toronto in the Neuroscience and Environmental Studies programs.
Without the support of the following partners, the bursary program would not be possible
Since 2000, our corporate partners have provided over $250,000 to our students.
Big thanks to our 2016-2017 partners!
The event was commemorated with a song from our Singing Superintendent Scott Thomas:
Congratulations to all our winners!