Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship Award Presentation
December 18, 2013
Congratulations to former Silverwing youth ambassador Kristian Cu on being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Aviation Scholarship in a ceremony at Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. Cu, pictured above with his parents and Winnipeg Airports Authority President & CEO Barry Rempel, was thrilled to receive the scholarship, which he will use to pursue his post-secondary education.
The scholarship was initiated in recognition of the 2010 Royal Tour by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Each year, Winnipeg Airports Authority awards this prestigious scholarship to support a student in the Silverwing Youth Volunteer Program who demonstrated leadership, excellent customer service, and is pursuing a post-secondary education in the fields of Aviation, Aerospace, and Tourism.
The Silverwing program was founded in 2006. Every year, it gives high school students an opportunity to learn about careers in the field of aviation and become familiar with the operation of the airport. Silverwings enhance the passenger experience by providing personal assistance to travellers and act as ambassadors for our community.
Winnipeg Airports Authority is proud to partner with local schools that offer aviation-related programs and training to our youth.
For more information on the Silverwing program, please follow this link.