Awards Appeal

Dear fellow BHS alumni member:

In October 2020 the Alumni Association was asked by BHS’ Administration for help with the monetary component which accompanied some of the over-40 awards and prizes usually delivered each year to deserving BHS graduating students at Convocation.

Two long-standing examples are the Wendell Roberts (female) and Robert Needham (male) awards that honour a combination of academic, athletic, and citizenship prowess – each has been accompanied by a small financial prize of $150.

On behalf of all the graduates from BHS, our Alumni Association (AABHS), donated $300, allowing the practice to continue for another year. A more recent award was initiated in 2000 in honour of a 1997 BHS grad award recipient who, as an engineering student at Waterloo University, unfortunately lost her life in an attempt to rescue a fellow student from drowning. The award was renamed the BHS Aileen Proudfoot Award presented annually for academic excellence and outstanding achievement in Student Life, which was also accompanied by a financial component.

Now our Association is looking at the two or three monetary accompaniment awards, and specifically at best practices if this practice is to continue —

Should it keep going, and if so, can a more secure supporting budget be restored?

The Alumni Association is conducting a 4-month trial project, so that by June a long-term decision can be made by our Executive Committee.

Would you CONSIDER donating to this awards Fund in the period Feb-May 2021?

Only if you respond positively, will we follow-up with complete details about the Convocation Awards Fund, and HOW TO donate.


Your input would be greatly appreciated. Email your reaction – positive OR negative – to:

– Wayne Clifford, President AABHS

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