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.”

April 5, 2008

News from the April 2nd Meeting


We had a great turnout of alumni (and retired faculty) for the April 2nd Committee meeting. Rumours of free pizza and beer didn't come true but everyone stayed to help accomplish the task at hand. From left to right in the photograph:

Deign Salido (87), Debbie Cowan (71), John Gibson (71) (back), Amanda Maier (00), Ashley Cunningham (01), Burk Reiman (86) (back), Harold Claffey (73), Sandra Vanderwell (Donnelly) (64), Joan Morris (Evans) (64), Rick Swenson (69), Donna Boser (Houghton) (73), Les Sydiaha (76), Brian Kitts (70), Gordon McIvor (48), Robbyn Mintenko-Cresta (73), Wally Williams (72)

What a happy bunch!

Two people at the meeting went to great lengths (literally) to attend. Sandra Vanderwell, our CCI 100 Contact Coordinator, came from Spruce Grove, AB and Wally Williams came from Winnipeg, MB.


Meeting Highlights   April 2, 2008

A motion was passed that there will be no 3rd party soliciting on the Reunion website.

We are looking for people to be decade reps as well as class reps.  The person in charge of Contacts is Sandra Vanderwell (Donnelly).  Her e-mail address is

Committee members are trying hard to get alumni to register on the new site.

Our hotel committee has had 3 meetings to date.  They mentioned how cooperative the hotels and campgrounds in and around Moose Jaw have been.  Rooms are already being booked and will go fast.

We need volunteers for various committees.  

Since our last meeting a $1000 donation was made to CCI 100.  We greatly appreciate the support.

At the next meeting, the committee will be looking at different souvenirs that will be sold on the website as well as at the reunion.  The committee welcomes any ideas and suggestions that you have, please email:


A new tentative itinerary was listed:

Thursday -  registration

Friday - more registration, school tours, golf / team sports afternoon garden parties, evening beer gardens

Saturday - pancake breakfast, golf / team sports, lit, main banquet and dance

Sunday - church service, 5K Fun Run in Wakamow Park, Family Day (Wakamow Park)

Suggestions for events are gladly accepted (email:


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Clayton Wilson on April 11, 2008 10:09 PM
Thanks for the minutes, sounds like a very productive meeting! I am an employee at the Saskatoon Public School Board so I am currently in the process of posting up a notice on our internal intranet bulletin board for CCI Alumni to register at this site. There might be other opportunities for others to post up on their internal portals as well.
Don on April 11, 2008 11:18 PM
Thanks, Clay. We're always looking for ways to get the word out to people.

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