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The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary: Call for 2018 Applications

June 25, 2018
The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary: Call for 2018 Applications

The WW Gunter Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a Canadian Archer between the ages of 15 and 20, who has competed or will be competing for Canada at a World Championship or international archery competition such as the Youth Olympic Games, and who is planning to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The archer must conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their sport, their country and always maintain a sense of dignity and sportsmanship in victory and defeat.

Any archer between the ages of 15 and 20 who meet these criteria may apply. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Gunter Family. Applications are to consist of an introductory cover letter, autobiographical in nature, stating the length of time the archer has participated in the sport, their goals for international competition, their participation in World Championships, Youth Olympic Games or other international archery competitions.

Applications are to also include the archer’s plans for post-secondary education. Applications should also include a short (1-2) page ‘essay’ on what it means to the archer to represent Canada at international archery competitions. A letter from the archer’s personal coach is an asset. In this letter, the personal coach can describe the archer’s abilities, successes, and how they conduct themselves as a representative of the sport, their country and their community.

Applications are to be mailed to Jeff Gunter at:
120 Eade Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 0R5
OR emailed to

All 2018 applications must be received no later than Monday July 16, 2018. The successful archer will be presented with the award at the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships in Truro, NB.

All decisions and the reasons for the decisions remain within the discretion of the Gunter family and will be kept confidential.