As costs to run our programs increase, so do our individual registration fees. To help families reduce the impact of this, the SDFSC sets up a “Bursary” for each family registered in the club. Bursary money can be used to offset registration fees, coaches’ fees and other expenses directly related to your child’s skating.
To earn “Bursary Money”, skaters can become Program Assistants in our club when they have reached the age of 12 and passed all CanSkate stages, and families can participate in fundraisers that we organize throughout the year. Half of the profits from the sales are deposited into the skater’s Bursary and half go to the club. We strive to offer a variety of Bursary fundraiser options to give families ample opportunity to contribute to their bursary.
Bursary funds can be accessed throughout the season to pay for skating related expenses such as registration fees, private coaching bills, new skates, skating outfits etc. Bursary funds can be accessed by contacting our treasurer, Pam Merrylees, and providing a receipt for the expense.
The money in your account is non-transferable and does not have any cash back value. If you have a balance in your account and you no longer will be skating with the Club, those monies will be transferred back to the club. This is a Skate Canada policy that is not negotiable.
If you have any ideas you would like to see as a Trust Account Fundraiser, please speak with any Board Member, to be brought to the board. We appreciate any ideas you may have.