Bursary Policy: Approved & Revised April 4, 2018
The Bursary is for current (season the Bursary is earned in) and active members of one of the Club’s Ski or Snowboard Race Programs. (Addition to policy Dec 4, 2015).
The purpose of the Bursary awards is to recognize achievement and to offset the high cost of attending performance events, specifically those costs associated with travel to attend the events.
That funds to be allocated automatically by May 1st each year to those Mansfield athletes whom have qualified for and competed at the following events:
- U14 OCup Finals (provincials) – if athletes have to qualify to attend
- U16 OCup Finals (provincials) – if athletes have to qualify to attend
- U14 CANAM Alpine Ski Finals
- U16 CANAM Alpine Ski Finals
- U16 Whistler Cup
- Canadian Snowboard Championships
- USA National Snowboard Championships
- Canada Winter Games – Every 4 years (next 2018)
- World Cup Ski or Snowboard events
- Winter Olympic Games – case by case allocation (Addition to policy Dec 4/15)
O Cup Finals by virtue of winning their SOD Series (top male or top female Series athlete by points). This athlete(s) would be eligible for Bursary Funds as their attendance at the O Cup Finals is based on performance criteria.
The Ontario Divisions include:
SOD – Southern Ontario which ranges from London to Battawa and Toronto to Huntsville
NCD – National Capitol which covers ranges from Ottawa to Calabogie Peaks – far east Ontario
NOD – Northern Ontario which ranges from North Bay to Sault Ste Marie inc Timmins & Sudbury
LSD – Lake Superior Division which covers the Thunder Bay region
That Bursary amounts to be based on location of event and the level of the event:
U14 and/or U16 Provincial and/or National Alpine Championships taking place in the
Southern Ontario District (SOD) to be awarded $100.00 for each Championship Event.
U14 and/or U16 Provincial and/or National Alpine Championships taking place in either the Northern Ontario Division (NOD) or National Capital Division (NCD) to be awarded $200.00 for each Championship Event.
U14 and/or U16 Provincial and/or National Alpine Championships taking pace in the Lake Superior Division to be awarded $400.00 for each Championship Event.
Canada Winter Games – Ski or Snowboard (every 4 years – next 2018)
Funds according to District the CWG are hosted in.
National Snowboard Championships taking place in SOD to be awarded $100.00
National Snowboard Championships taking place in either NOD, NCD or PQ to be awarded $150.00
National Snowboard Championships taking place in Alberta or BC $400.00
USA National Snowboard Championships in Eastern USA to be awarded $200.00
USA National Snowboard Championships in Western USA to be awarded $300.00
U14 and/or U16 CANAM Alpine Finals to be awarded $300.00
U16 Whistler Cup to be awarded $300.00
Para Nationals taking place in Alberta, BC or USA to be awarded $400.00
Any Mansfield athlete who qualifies for and attends a World Cup ski or snowboard event in North America will be awarded $400.00
Any Mansfield athlete who qualifies for and attends a World Cup ski or snowboard event outside of North America will be awarded a minimum of $500.00 – additional funds may be requested by the athlete.
Should an athlete qualify for more than one award, in the same year, then only the higher value award will be provided, not the sum of the two.
Annual “automatic” disbursements from the Bursary Fund should not exceed 15% of the fund’s balance. If the sum of the “automatic disbursements” exceeds more than 15% of the fund, then the situation will need to be reviewed by the Race Department and the Race Committee.
It is critical that “annual contributions”, flow into the Bursary Fund, to help replenishment dollars that have been paid out, for the long-term sustainability of the fund. Various forms of Fundraising, Auctions, Raffles, Sponsors, etc. should be part of the annual management of the fund.
The disbursement for a given year (i.e., 2015) sets a concrete fundraising target for the next season (i.e., 2016) as this will establish the minimum amount needed to be raised to refurbish the funds. Thus, we can determine appropriate projects to accomplish same.
If fund raising for the Bursary Fund in a given year (i.e., 2016) does not match the disbursements of the previous year (2015) the Race Committee shall review (with the option to adjust disbursement amounts) the Disbursements amounts for the current year (2016) so as to ensure that the Bursary Fund is sustainable.