UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO - August 11th, 2017 -The Tenth annual Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon was held today at York Downs Golf and Country Club, Unionville, Ontario.
Brian Maxwell Memorial Award Recipients and guests: L-R Wayne Haymer, Director of Brian Maxwell Memorial Foundation, Isaiah Frielink, Braydon Clarke, Liam Donnelly, Keili Shepherd, Sadie-Jane Hickson, Madison Greenough,Don Corbett (director Brian Maxwell Memorial Foundation), Sheila Maxwell (sister of Brian Maxwell and Director Brian Maxwell Foundation) and Dr. Bruce Kidd Principal of the University of Toronto.
Sadie-Jane Hickson of Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute received a cheque in the amount of $8000 to be used at a Canadian university while Madison Greenough of Sir Winston Churchill S.S. in St. Catharines received $4000 for second place and Keili Shepherd of Ottawa’s Glebe Collegiate, $2000 for third place.
First place in the boy’s category went to Liam Donnelly of Hamilton St Mary Catholic School, who takes the $8000 award, with Braydon Clarke of Erin District High School receiving $4000 for second place and Isaiah Frielink of Barrie’s Unity Christian High School $2000 for third.
The Brian Maxwell Memorial Awards honour the memory of the late Brian Maxwell a former OFSAA medalist and Canadian Olympian. They are awarded to some of the top student-athletes in the province of Ontario with past winners including 2016 Olympian Gabriela Stafford and Canadian national team members Chris Dulhunty and Tristan Woodfine.
After an outstanding high school career at Victoria Park Secondary School in Toronto, Brian Maxwell developed into a world class marathon runner finishing 3rd in Boston and was named to Canada’s 1980 Olympic team.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Architecture he was also a successful entrepreneur co-founding PowerBar and thus creating an entire energy bar industry.
Brian died in 2004, a victim of a faulty heart valve. In memory his wife and business partner, Jennifer, together with friends from the Victoria Park Athletic Association, founded these awards which go to some of Ontario’s brightest and most successful student-athletes.