Canada Day Scholarship & Tern Scholarship

For youth who are new to sailing
Deadline March 10, 2017

Every year, the Gimli Yacht Club Sailing School awards two community scholarships, the Tern Scholarship and Canada Day Scholarship, to youth interested in learning to sail. Scholarship recipients receive one session of sailing lessons, an achievement certificate, and a GYC Junior Sailing membership for the 2017 season. Each sailing school session consists of one week of morning or afternoon classes during the following weeks: 

July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, August 7-11, August 14-18

Scholarship recipients are contacted in mid-March to select their session of choice. 

These scholarships are intended for residents and visiting youth in the Interlake area who have never sailed before. To qualify, applicants must be between 7 and 17 years of age, have no previous sailing experience and be comfortable in and around boats and water. Lifejackets are provided, if needed. 

To apply, send the following information to by March 17, 2017:

In the subject box, please enter "GYC Community Scholarship".

In the text box, please provide:

  • Child's Name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Cell number
  • Age (July 2017)
  • Parent/Guardian
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number and/or cell number
  • Email address
Please note that if you have more than one child, please enter each one separately.

If you have questions about a scholarship or sailing school, please leave your name and phone number at and someone will contact you. 

Thank you to GYC Scholarship sponsors, Rick Lair and Gimli Yacht Club, for their ongoing support!

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