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.”

September 29, 2010

Myrtle Boan Passes

Myrtle (Scotty) Boan
Born on: 13/03/1913       Passed away on: 24/09/2010
Myrtle (Scotty) Boan died peacefully on September 24th, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Born March 13th, 1913 in the Pense district, Scotty was the middle child of three girls born to Mary and James Scott. She attended school at Kennelworth, Qu'Appelle and Pense, before going to Normal School in Regina to obtain her teacher's training. Her teaching career started in the one-room country schools of Adelaide, Gosmil, Briercrest, Archydal, Camlachie and Cataraqui. Scotty moved from the Briercrest High School in 1965 to Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw where she retired 12 years later.

While in the Pitman district, she met and married a local farmer, James Boan, and took time out to raise a family of three on the home farm south of Moose Jaw in the Baildon and Tilney districts.

Scotty was a committed walker and for many years could be seen hiking along near her Grandview Street home in Moose Jaw. In 1997, Scotty moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia to be near her daughter Heather and family. In 2003 she came back to Moose Jaw and moved into the Mulberry Estate Residence and in 2008 she moved to her final home at Chez Nous.

Scotty was a long time member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church and her strong faith supported her through many tough times. Scotty was predeceased by her sisters Mavor Scott and Elizabeth Nichols, her beloved husband Jim, daughter Heather and son-in-law Stan Sapielak. Scotty is lovingly remembered by her sons Bryce (Birdie) and Duncan (Barb); grandchildren Kenna, Darla, Tim, Malcolm, Jim, Kevin, Michelle and Andrew; 17 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Reverend Barry Holtslander officiating. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Scotty to the CNIB, 2550 Broad St., Regina, SK. S4P 3Z4 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 917A Albert St., Regina, SK. S4R 2P6. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Jeff Ofstie, Funeral Director. 693-4550


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