Taryn Grant awarded Amateur Athletes

Winnipeg, MB native Taryn Grant awarded 2016 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary.

OTTAWA (June 14, 2016) – AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce that national water ski team member Taryn Grant 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 $1.6 million 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 Trevor Krahn, Manager, Community Affairs for Investors Group. “Athletes at this level are constantly juggling the demands of work and school with training and competition. For 16 years now, we have been pleased to provided Canada’s athletes with bursaries totalling $1.6 million to make those demands easier to manage so they can get more out of life.”

“AthletesCAN applauds Investors Group’s contributions as a leader in corporate support of Canada’s national team athletes”, says AthletesCAN Executive Director Ashley LaBrie.  “This bursary recognizes the dedication and leadership Taryn exhibits both on the field of play and in the community.  We look forward to seeing the impact of this bursary throughout her quest for excellence as an athlete and a role model.”

Taryn’s recent sport accomplishments include a silver in Jump and gold in Slalom at the 2015 U21 World Water Ski Championships. She has also been named Female Athlete of the Year by both the National Collegiate Water Ski Association and Water Ski Wakeboard Manitoba.

“I am extremely thankful and fortunate to have been awarded the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary,” says Taryn. “As a National team member and a university student, this bursary will help support my goal of being one of the top water skiers in the world,” she adds. “Exposure like this also allows me the opportunity to be more visible in the community which in turn provides the platform to promote the sport and to help others develop their own skills.”

2016 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary Recipients:

Joshua Binstock (Richmond Hill, ON) – Beach Volleyball

Kieran Block (Edmonton, AB) – Sledge Hockey

Andrea Burk (North Vancouver, BC) – Rugby

Adam Dukovich (Ottawa, ON) – Boccia

Ariane Fortin (Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, QC) – Boxing

Raphaël Gagné (Lac Beauport, QC) – Mountain Bike

Taryn Grant (Winnipeg, MB) – Water Ski

Byron Green (Courtenay, BC) – Wheelchair Rugby

Rachel Hannah (Guelph, ON) – Athletics

Cassie Hawrysh (Brandon, MB) – Skeleton

Rachel Homan (Ottawa, ON) – Curling

Danielle Lappage (Olds, AB) – Wrestling

Ness Murby (Salt Spring Island, BC) – Para Athletics

Victoria Nolan (Toronto, ON) – Para Rowing

Mathieu Roy (St-Gervais, QC) – Softball

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) – Sprint Canoe

Kelleigh Ryan (Ottawa, ON) – Fencing

Kirsten Sweetland (Whistler, BC) – Triathlon

Charley Thomas (Didsbury, AB) – Mixed Doubles Curling

Noemie Thomas (Richmond, BC) – Swimming

For more information, please contact:

Ashley LaBrie

Executive Director
(613) 526-4025

About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 5,300 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.