PSAC raises more than $39,000 for education and energy literacy
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has announced that its "PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic", powering Canadian energy and education and raising funds for awareness and education, raised over $39,000 thanks to the generosity of energy industry companies, employees, their guests, and the numerous sponsors whose livelihoods depend on the health of the industry. The sold-out event took place July 24 at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club.
Like last year, PSAC Tournament Committee Chair and Board member David McHattie of Tenaris, led the new strategic direction of the golf tournament, revitalizing it to be a premier event for executives to celebrate Canadian energy and the contributions of the services, supply and manufacturing sector to the Canadian economy while continuing to raise funds for education. This segment of the energy industry employs over 450,000 of the 550,000 Canadians in the energy sector. Canadian energy is a vital contributor to the standard of living enjoyed by Canadians; Canadian values like health, safety, environment, innovation, competitiveness, the rule of law and democracy are an integral part of the Canadian energy identity celebrated during this event.
The annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the PSAC Education Fund which was established in 2001 to promote the awareness of careers in and the sustainability of the petroleum services sector. Since 2001, the Fund has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving recipients and educational institutions. "It's a testament to the spirit of community that even in these challenging and uncertain times, the petroleum services, supply and manufacturing sector stepped up with generosity to support education and energy awareness," says Gary Mar, President & CEO of PSAC. "This sector's contributions here at our PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic as well as throughout communities across Canada where our members work, live, and raise their families is substantial and admirable."
The 2019 Roger Soucy Legacy Scholarship Funded by KPMG was awarded to Tyson Henderson of Calgary, Alberta, affiliated with Calfrac Well Services. Mr. Henderson is currently pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary. The 2019 Remember Jordan Scholarship, funded by Ditch Hitch, was awarded to Kalynn Verrier of Bonnyville, Alberta, affiliated with CEDA International. Ms. Verrier is currently pursuing Occupational Health and Safety studies at NAIT.
Aside from various channels of energy awareness education, the PSAC Education Fund also provides financial support to PSAC scholarship programs for students enrolled in petroleum services related programs at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary; Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon; Keyano College in Fort McMurray; Northern Lights College at various campuses throughout northeastern British Columbia; and Women Building Futures (WBF) in Edmonton.
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