Oakville,Ont. May 29, 2012 – Thethree Oakville Rotary Clubs co-presented this year’s Oakville Education Awards atthe annual awards dinner held Monday, May 28th, 2012 at Otello’sBanquet Hall. Forty graduating high schoolstudents received scholarships and bursaries in support of their post-secondaryeducation from the three local service clubs. Rotary’s Annual Education Awards arededicated to assisting local high school students in their endeavours to attainpost-secondary education. A total of 40bursaries and scholarships were distributed to Oakville’s graduating studentsfrom both the Halton Public and Catholic District School Boards.
WayneSnyder, President of the Rotary Club of Oakville (RCO), host club of thisyear’s event, was pleased to announce that the 2012 awards was a record settingyear.
“Fortyawards is a record for the three clubs. In order to attain such heights, all three clubs have had success atfundraising through special events. A few fundraisers that help support ouryouth initiatives include the Annual RCO Golf Event & Million DollarHole-In-One Competition, the Oakville Charity Dragon Boat Festival by theRotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar and the Oakville Awards for BusinessExcellence, an initiative of the Rotary Club of Oakville West. Giving back to the community and particularlythe deserving and talented youth here tonight would not be possible without ourmany sponsors and public support of Rotary special events,” said Snyder.
“Onbehalf of all three clubs, we are delighted to assist Oakville students inattaining their educational pursuits and becoming the future leaders of ourcommunity,” he added.