NEWS & EVENTS
WAYPOINT STUDENT BURSARY
WAYPOINT SUPPORTS YOU ARE
NOT ALONE (YANA)
Neesja Leger of the Waypoint
Insurance Courtenay branch registers
year after year for the YANA Ride for 2
reasons. The first is to support YANA
– it is an amazing organization that
has supported so many local families
in the Comox Valley. The second is
for the intense challenge it provides.
The longest route is 100km which she
completed in 2016. Neesja was also
a top 5 fundraiser for this event with
support of her Waypoint coworkers.
Waypoint also provides the insurance
for the event for free annually.
YANA is a non-profit society,
founded in 1986, that provides
accommodation and funding to
Comox Valley families who need to
travel outside of their community for
medical treatment for children under
19 years old or for pregnant mothers.
They maintain four fully furnished
apartments within walking distance
of Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
This year marked the 10th consecutive year of the Waypoint Student Bursary.
Waypoint annually awards two education bursaries to children of Waypoint
employees enrolled in post-secondary education. These young adults demonstrate
strong career aspirations, goals, and stellar academic records. This year Waypoint
had so many amazing applications, bursaries were provided to 4 deserving students:
Carly Gunter, Madeline McNamee, Troy Macdonald, and Liam Lowrey