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1.02 Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship Fund


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1.02 Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship Fund

Oak Bay Rotary Foundation is soliciting donations to grow Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund. This scholarship is intended to serve as inspiration and motivation for students of First Nations, Inuit and Métis descent who pursue post-secondary education upon graduation from Oak Bay High School.

Winners of Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship demonstrate and personify the English meaning of the Lekwungen word Sno'uyutth: Spreading Good Energy.

Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship commemorates and celebrates the success of Sno'uyutth Welcome Pole. Sno’uyutth Welcome Pole was initiated and completed by the Community Association of Oak Bay with assistance from Oak Bay Rotary Foundation to celebrate and commemorate the opening of the new Oak Bay High School. Dedicated in front of a crowd of several hundred guests on November 22, 2015, Sno’uyutth Welcome Pole was a successful community fundraising project that was supported by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

On December 12, 2015, Oak Bay Rotary Foundation partnered with Joseph Blake and Joe Coughlin to present Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Event in Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School. The event produced an initial endowment surplus of $8,300. Subsequently, the Foundation received endowment donations of $8,203 including $7,000 from the Community Association of Oak Bay for a total of $16,503.

In 2017, the Foundation invited the Community Association of Oak Bay, Oak Bay High School Alumni Association, Oak Bay News, and Scotiabank Oak Bay to join it to administer and award the annual Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship.

Oak Bay Rotary Foundation, with financial assistance from it's Partners in Education, has awarded the Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship every year since 2016:

2016 - Ellery Kirkland;

2017 - Alex Ross;

2018 - Emma Antoine-Allen;

2019 - Ariel Schellenberger;

2020 - Aidan Gowler;

2021 - Caitlyn Huffman;

2022 - Donovan Asp; and

2023 - Adrianna Cassels.

The 2024 Winner of the Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship will receive a cash payment of $2,500.00.

As of November 18, 2023, the Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund has grown to $45,267.37.

Individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations may support  Sno'uyutth Legacy Scholarship with charitable donations. Every dollar donated will increase the endowment fund and support this scholarship. Donors may donate online here or by delivering payment (cash or cheque) to Oak Bay Rotary Foundation at #207B-2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G1. Donors making online donations may choose either one-time or monthly payments of any amount. Online charitable donation receipts will be processed and issued by CanadaHelps.