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06.27.2013
Port Coquitlam, BC native Constantine Kudaba awarded 2013 Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary

OTTAWA, June 27, 2013

AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce that national
water polo team member Constantine Kudaba has been awarded a $5,000 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary. In keeping with their commitment to amateur sport in Canada, Investors Group established a bursary fund for Canada’s top high performance athletes.

    
 


A national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians, Investors Group annually awards twenty $5,000 bursaries to assist Canada’s elite amateur athletes with the costs of training and competition. Selection criteria includes: athletic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Since its inception in 2000, the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund has provided more than $1,300,000 to Canadian athletes. AthletesCAN administers the bursary on behalf of Investors Group.

“Investors Group considers it an honour to help support our nation’s elite athletes with these bursaries,” says Richard Irish, Vice-President, Community Affairs and Marketing Support for Investors Group. “Athletes at this level are constantly juggling the demands of work and school with training and competition. For 13 years now, we have been pleased to provide Canada’s athletes with bursaries totaling over $1 million to make those demands easier to manage.”
 
“This bursary recognizes the dedication and excellence Constantine exhibits on the field of play and as a leader within his community,” says AthletesCAN Executive Director Jasmine Northcott.  “AthletesCAN values Investors Group’s ongoing support of Canada’s national team athletes, and are excited to see this bursary assist Constantine in achieving his dreams.”

Constantine’s recent sport accomplishments include a 4th place at the 2013 senior national championships, a gold medal at the 2013 World Championship Qualification Tournament and a silver medal at the 2013 Volvo Cup.

“I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition from Investors Group to say the least, “says Constantine.  “This bursary to me is a sign telling me to continue striving to be a true ambassador of the sport and emphasize the importance of giving back to the water polo community both locally and around Canada. I’m truly humbled to be part of the group of athlete recipients that have directed their attention not only to their own athletic career, but helping those around them through volunteering means,” he adds.

2013 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary Recipients:

Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, ON) – Hockey
Breanne Dodd (Surrey, BC) – Water Ski
Alexandra Duckworth (Kingsburg, NS) – Halfpipe Snowboarding
Meagan Duhamel (Lively, ON) – Figure Skating
David Eng (Montreal, QC) – Wheelchair Basketball
Christine Girard (White Rock, BC) – Weightlifting
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) – Kayak Slalom
Constantine Kudaba (Port Coquitlam, BC) – Water Polo
Karina LeBlanc (Maple Ridge, BC) - Soccer
Jessica Mair (Edmonton, AB) – Curling
Lucas Makowsky (Regina, SK) – Speed Skating
Jenna Martin (Bridgewater, NS) – Athletics
Paul Poirier (Unionville, ON) – Figure Skating
Anjelika Reznik (Vaughan, ON) – Rhythmic Gymnastics
Brittany Schussler (Winnipeg, MB) – Speed Skating
Cody Sorensen (Ottawa, ON) – Bobsleigh
Karine Thomas (Gatineau, QC) – Synchronized Swimming
Donna Vakalis (Toronto, ON) – Modern Pentathlon
Josh Vander Vies (Sarnia, ON) – Boccia
Dory Yeats (Montreal, QC) – Wrestling

See national press release

For more information, please contact:
Ashley LaBrie
Director, Athlete Relations & Strategic Partnerships
AthletesCAN
(613) 526-4025 x224
alabrie@athletescan.com
www.athletescan.com

About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of over 4,600 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services.

About AthletesCAN
As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture.



 
 
 
 

 


 
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