Mr. Considine has been deeply impacted by sport and physical activity throughout his life and understands the value of high performance sport in developing youth. He also understands the great need for young athletes to receive financial support to assist them on their journeys of sport excellence. These generous bursaries will support two youth athlete (ages 13 to 18) training in Greater Victoria, B.C., in the sports of climbing, cycling or running with 2 $1000 awards that may assist with travel, food, training or any needs that may arise while training and competing to be the best.
“Victoria youth with outstanding national and international athletic potential need financial support from all of us. I hope that the successful candidates will be an inspiration for the students in our community to exercise and to engage in sport. The old adage of a healthy mind in a healthy body is essential to healthy community.” ~ Chris Considine
Accomplishments in sport, education and volunteerism will be assessed in the applications. Furthermore, financial need will be assessed.
Applications are now closed.
School: Claremont Secondary School
Sport: Rock Climbing
“I am overjoyed by the scholarship that you have awarded me. I was speechless, and honestly stunned when I received the email that I was selected. Training at The Boulders Climbing Gym, I knew of Mr. Considine’s name and his contributions that helped build a world-class climbing facility… It is nice to see it come full circle with funding from this scholarship enabling me, just like many others who partake in the climbing facility, (that) he helped build. When I was initially applying for this scholarship, my main goal was to qualify for the Youth World Championships. Now that school is over, I am training 4 days a week, putting all my time and focus into achieving a qualifying time… Once again, I am so thankful for Mr. Considine’s generous contributions, not only to the community, but to me through this gracious scholarship.”
School: Camosun College & University of Victoria
“Thank you, Mr. Considine, for the Scholarship; it will immensely help fund and support my future races. I have had a few health challenges at the start of the season but also had some great races, coming away with my first few elite podiums and becoming time trial provincial champion. Last year I had my first taste of racing in Europe as a Junior rider at the Nations Cups and Junior World Championships in Belgium. I placed in the top ten and twenty in my races and was the highest placing Canadian in the junior women’s. Bigger opportunities mean races across seas which make cycling more financially demanding. Therefore, your kindness and support are highly appreciated, as fostering these ambitions sometime needs extra help beyond our personal passion for the sport. Thank you.”