Holly Bus from Ontario, Hayley Campbell from Quebec, Sonja Mueller from Manitoba, and Bethany Saunders from Prince Edward Island who was unfortunately unable to attend.
FWIC Ann Mandziuk (Manitoba) with Peace Garden scholarship recipients.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, young women must meet the following criteria:
Between 17-19 years of age as of January 1
Demonstrate an interest in tourism, retail, horticulture, photography, creative writing, and music
Have community and volunteer experience
As part of the application, a candidate writes an essay describing her interests and detailing how the experience would benefit her.
This scholarship program is designed as an opportunity for a young women from each province across Canada to participate in a one week educational program which includes
The history of the International Peace Garden
Public Relations: engaging with the visitors to the gardens
Delegates to the 2014 International Peace Garden spruce up the Maple Picnic Area, a park that has been sponsored by the Manitoba WI and FWIC since 1951.
In her recent correspondence with WI members, Marie Kenny reported that the young women enjoyed the week-long experience under the direction of the CEO, Doug Hevenor.
Doug was so wonderful! He kept us busy and made us feel comfortable! He was a great tour guide and definitely made the gardens show their true beauty.
Holly Bus, Ontario