Liv Erickson Wins Top
Scholarship To U of S

Written by Ryan Vincent
Monday, Mar 20 2023
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Central Collegiate senior, Liv Erickson, has been awarded one of the Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships to the University of Saskatchewan. 

The George and Marsha Ivany President's First and Best Scholarship is awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to the school and community, to a student from a Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average or higher.  

Erickson is one of five students to be awarded the scholarship and will receive $40,000 towards her schooling over the course of four years at the U of S. 

“I feel amazing,” she says. “I always felt really drawn to U of S for so many reasons, and it really felt like [the scholarship] solidified my decision clearly, and it’s gotten me really excited about going to university... I’m really pumped about it, it’s an awesome thing to receive.” 

She currently has a 96 per cent average and has made numerous contributions to the community. 

“In my written application, I talked about starting an environmental club at my high school, as well as getting involved in some other youth climate activism groups in Regina. Also, I spoke about my executive role in SLC (Student Leadership Council). I’m the Head of Fundraising so I plan a lot of fundraisers for our school.” 

Erickson is the Central Collegiate representative on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Moose Jaw City Council. The Youth Advisory Committee speaks about situations and issues in Moose Jaw that youth face and tries to come up with solutions to present to the city council. 

She also volunteered as a coach for the “Girls in the Game” organization. 

“They focus on encouraging young girls to stay in sports and encouraging self-confidence and strength, both mentally and physically,” she adds. 

Erickson plans on going into the Faculty of Arts and Science for a degree in the Environment and Society program with a certificate in sustainability. 

“I’m just passionate about climate action and I think that having an education in that field is what's going to make you a better leader. If you know what you’re talking about, you can act properly and be fit for any role, whether that's in politics or in any other sort of policy-making area. Even if that’s working on projects in sustainability, or research, or education, I think you really need to know what you’re talking about to be able to make a greater impact.”

January 5, 2016

CCI's Most Experienced Alumna Just Celebrated Her 102nd Birthday

Margaret Farr (Innes) celebrating her 102nd Birthday with her Daughter, Maureen.
Margaret Farr (Innes) celebrating her 102nd Birthday with her Daughter, Maureen.
Margaret Florence Farr (nee Innes), born Dec 21st l913 and graduate of CCI in 1929, just celebrated her 102nd birthday!

Margaret grew up in Moose Jaw & moved to Regina to work for the Ministry of the Interior at the Legislative building as a legal stenographer.

In l939 she married William Farr, a C.A. (B.Comm U. Sask), and they lived in Regina until l948, when they moved to Vancouver. Margaret and Bill had 2 children – Murray in l942 and Maureen in l944.  Murray died in l992.

Margaret moved to Toronto in l965, then back to Regina in l970.  Bill was with Simpsons-Sears & retired in l978. At this time Margaret and Bill moved back to Vancouver.   Bill passed away in l992 and Margaret stayed in Vancouver until 2001 when she moved to Kingston, ON to be close to Maureen.

Margaret has had a very interesting life – lots of travel all over the world, volunteer work in art galleries (McKenzie Art Gallery in Regina) and museums (MOA in Vancouver).  She has always loved all the performing arts and has been a patron of the arts all her life. Since coming to Kingston, she established the Margaret Farr Chamber Music Trust Fund at Queen’s University school of music, and many have enjoyed concerts each year supported by this fund.


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