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2023-2024 Awards

The John Sealey Bursary is awarded in the memory of John Sealey-a passionate and colourful WFA Board member and farmer from the Elora area that passed away in 2020. In 1958 he emigrated from England to Elora, where he continued in the farming business for the rest of his life.

Mary Brander is in her first year of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at the University of Guelph. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Rockwood where she helps with feeding and milking. In her spare time Mary enjoys being involved in 4H, hockey, rugby, choir and helping her family host the Rockwood Farmers Christmas Parade of Lights. Mary has done various placements and work at different veterinary clinics which helped her discover her interest in the diagnosis of animal diseases. Once her undergraduate degree is complete she aspires to either go to Veterinary School or do a Masters Degree of Pathology.

The Gord Flewwelling Memorial Award is named in memory of Gord Flewwelling, a former WFA Board member, Arthur area farmer and former secondary school principal whom passed away in 2020.

Kamryn Rumph is attending her second year at Olds College in Alberta in the Agricultural Management program. She was raised on a dairy farm near Alma and has a real passion for research, especially in the field animal genetics. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer and baseball along with volunteering with the Drayton Christian Reformed Church. Once she is completed her studies Kamryn would like to get a job working at the University of Guelph Dairy Research facility.

The Ray Baptie Bursary is awarded in honour of Ray Baptie—a full time farmer in the Guelph area, Board member and secondary school teacher that passed away in 2002.

Nora de Vos is enrolled in her fourth year at the University of Guelph in the Environmental Sciences Co-op program. Throughout the program she will have completed three co-op placements, her current one being with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a research assistant. In her spare time Nora has volunteered at various summer camp programs and also worked as a swim instructor. She was a recipient of the Grand River Ag Society scholarship and a University of Guelph entrance scholarship that is awarded to individuals with an admission average of 93%. Once completed her undergraduate degree Nora hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree and possibly even her PhD.

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