OFSAA – 2020 Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarships

August 6, 2020 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News

OFSAA and members of the Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Fund held a zoom video conference presentation with the six honourees and their families on Wednesday afternoon.

Please meet the worthy recipients of the 2020 Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship below.

These student-athletes with a track and field or cross country pedigree in high school will continue their post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university. The scholar-athletes display qualities of honesty, integrity, compassion and an unwavering quest to accomplish the best academically and athletically while supporting fellow team members. These were all qualities of Brian Maxwell. Each recipient will receive $5,000.

The scholarship fund is in memory of Brian Maxwell, a successful distance runner. Brian competed in track and field and cross country and achieved success as an OFSAA champion, and a Canadian junior, juvenile and senior champion. He also won numerous international marathons. In 1980, he was selected to the Canadian Olympic team and later became a successful entrepreneur who, with his wife, Jennifer, co-founded the nutritional supplement PowerBar.

Brian was born with a defective heart valve and in 2004, at only 51 years of age, died of a heart attack.

OFSAA is proud and appreciative to offer the Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship each year to support students continuing their education in Canada.


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