The Thompson Kin Club recently had the honour of awarding Thompsonite Crystal Bloomfield with Kin Canada’s first-ever Time to Thrive Bursary.
Sponsored by the Kinette Club of Calgary, the bursary is a new award in the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, Kin Canada’s award-granting body that annually awards 1,000 bursaries across Canada.
The Time to Thrive Bursary is awarded to a mature student who has faced exceptional challenges and is continuing with their studies. Entering her second year of studies in the University of Manitoba’s Northern Social Work degree program, Bloomfield was selected by the Thompson Kin Club as its candidate for this year’s bursary.
Bloomfield is the most recent Thompson bursary recipient, sharing this honour with Hayley Jenkins in 2018, Kale Mayor in 2019 and Teri-Lynn Reid in 2021. They each received a $1,000 Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Bursary, which was sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg.
Congratulations, Crystal! The Thompson Kin Club wishes you continued success in your studies.
Peter Frigo is a member of the Thompson Kin Club.