The Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary was created in 2015 thanks to the generosity of a community donor. Bursaries are awarded annually to assist with education costs for students who have demonstrated financial need and ties to the Burnside Gorge community.
Tom & Marilyn Arkell were both deeply committed community members who strove to support others whenever possible. Tom was a founding member of the Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) and both he and Marilyn dedicated themselves to the betterment of both the neighbourhood and the families who live here. Education and lifelong learning for both children and adults were particular passions, in their own lives as well as in the lives of others, demonstrated through their commitment as active volunteers and donors. The staff and board of the BGCA are honoured to administer this legacy bursary program in memory of these much loved and dearly missed members of the Burnside Gorge community.