2021 Award Winners


Brief description of post-secondary plans provided by the award recipients.

Taylor Bially
Over the next four years, my plan is to complete my Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree with a major in either Finance or Marketing. Currently, I am not certain of my career path, but I plan to join the Asper School of Business co-op program to gain knowledge and work experience in my chosen field as I complete my degree. Throughout my studies, I intend to volunteer and stay involved in extracurricular activities such as sports and student groups. I would like to thank the Retired Teachers’ Association for this opportunity, as well as my dad for being my sponsor!

Halayna Boden
I am currently enrolled in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, with a long-term goal of becoming a Physical Therapist.  I have always balanced an active lifestyle with my academics, most passionately playing softball and volleyball. This summer, I plan to continue to be involved in sport, either through playing softball or coaching younger players in their skill development and love for the game. 

Brook Bowser
I am currently enrolled in sciences at the University of Manitoba. I’m looking forward to these next few years and to learning as much as I can. While I am still exploring my options and interests, I am planning on going into pharmacy or another evidence-based practice. I can’t wait to further experience campus life when it’s safe and to become involved with that community.

Katie Skwarchuk
This fall marked the beginning of my post-secondary pursuits at the University of Manitoba. For the next six years, I will be working towards a Bachelor of Music degree with focus on the French Horn, in addition to a Music Education degree. I am eager and grateful to be getting back to in-person music-making after these hard pandemic times! I am excited to see where my musical journey takes me over the years. My long-term goals are to share music with others, through both teaching in the school system and performing!