More than 650 students supported through Cambrian Foundation

Posted on Friday March 31, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, Cambrian College students and donors had the opportunity to meet and exchange thanks and good wishes at the 34th annual Cambrian College Foundation Awards ceremony.

At the event, donors and the Foundation distributed 366 awards. Since September, the Foundation has facilitated the distribution of 657 scholarships and bursaries to students, valued at more than $630,500.

Photo of Marie Tincombe-Shaw Memorial Bursary award recipient with daughters of Tincombe-Shaw
Pictured (L-R): daughters of Marie Tincombe-Shaw, Deborah and Melanie Tincombe; award recipient David Kitchicappo; and Deborah and Melanie's sister, Suzanne Walker.

Marie Tincombe-Shaw Memorial Bursary recognizes 10th anniversary

David Kitchikappo is one of five students who received a bursary thanks to an endowment fund established in memory of a passionate and caring mother, social worker, and Cambrian professor, Marie Tincombe-Shaw. Established upon her death in 2007, the Marie Tincombe-Shaw Memorial Bursary is distributed to students who demonstrate perseverance through personal challenges to achieve their educational goals and who show financial need.

A father of nine, Kitchicappo relocated to Sudbury with three of his teenaged children to provide a brighter future for himself and his children. Once he has completed Cambrian’s three-year Business – Accounting program, the second-year student plans to rejoin his wife and family, who live in Moose Factory.

“I made the decision to come to Cambrian and to bring my youngest children to Sudbury with me to make a better life for our family,” Kitchicappo explained. “It’s been a challenge, and I am very grateful for the bursary, which helps to support my family and children as they’re adapting to life and school in Sudbury.”

The Marie Tincombe-Shaw Memorial Bursary was established by members of the Lamacraft and Tincombe families. Since then, members of the community have continued to donate to the bursary fund, which has distributed nearly $180,000 to deserving students in the last ten years.

“Our family is very thankful to all of the people who have contributed to the bursary fund over the last 10 years,” said Melanie Tincombe, who is one of Marie Tincombe-Shaw’s daughters. “There was nothing more important to our mother than to help others reach their full potential. Through the bursary established in her memory, we’re able to extend her spirit of giving and encourage students to persevere in the face of difficult circumstances.”

Donors see the impact of helping students

“We are very appreciative of each and every donor who supports Cambrian students and the College, said Foundation Director Darlene Palmer. “This event helps donors to see the impact of their gifts, and it gives students a chance to say thanks. It can get emotional at times because these awards are so meaningful to our students and donors.”

There are many ways to support students through the Cambrian Foundation. Visit to learn more, or contact Darlene Palmer, Director of the Cambrian College Foundation, at 705-566-8101, extension 7894 or

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About the Cambrian College Foundation

The Foundation exists to champion Cambrian College, and to enhance the student experience and learning environment through its awards program and capital initiatives, as well as the procurement of equipment and services that promote a vibrant campus community.

Media contacts:
Darlene Palmer
Director of Development
Cambrian College Foundation
705-566-8101, ext. 7894

Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
Cambrian College
705-566-8101, ext. 6375

Carole and George Fletcher Foundation reaches $1 million fundraising goal

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017

The Carole and George Fletcher Foundation, established by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), is celebrating the success of one its most ambitious fundraising ventures, announcing that the 25 for 25 …

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