Former NHL head coach es­tab­lishes schol­ar­ship at CBU

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

Former Na­tional Hockey League player and head coach Ted Nolan has made a $75,000 con­tri­bu­tion to es­tab­lish the Rose Nolan Schol­ar­ship at Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity.

The schol­ar­ship is be­ing set up by the Ted Nolan Foun­da­tion and is named for Nolan’s mother.

Its ob­jec­tive is to help First Na­tions women who are seek­ing to im­prove them­selves through ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing.

“Col­lec­tively, we need to work to­gether and sup­port our First Na­tions women through ed­u­ca­tion to en­sure they get the op­por­tu­ni­ties they rightly de­serve so they can be­come to­mor­row’s lead­ers,” said Nolan, the founder of the foun­da­tion, in a press re­lease.

“To work with Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity and the Purdy Craw­ford Chair in Abo­rig­i­nal stud­ies to es­tab­lish the schol­ar­ship in my mother’s name is a great fit and I look for­ward to see­ing the out­comes for abo­rig­i­nal women at CBU.”

The uni­ver­sity’s pres­i­dent and vice-chan­cel­lor said the schol­ar­ship is di­rectly in line with what CBU val­ues when it comes to the re­la­tion­ships with Canada’s First Na­tions com­mu­ni­ties.

“We want to pro­vide end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents and this con­tri­bu­tion for the Rose Nolan Schol­ar­ship will pro­vide ex­tra sup­port for First Na­tions stu­dents on their path to a post-se­condary ed­u­ca­tion,” said David Ding­wall, in a press re­lease.

The First Na­tions Uni­ver­sity of Canada in Regina, SK, also re­ceived a $75,000 dona­tion from the Ted Nolan Foun­da­tion.

CON­TRIB­UTED - CBU

Ted Nolan, cen­tre, is shown pre­sent­ing Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity with a cheque for $75,000 to sup­port First Na­tions women in reach­ing their ed­u­ca­tional and train­ing goals. From the left are Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity pres­i­dent and vice-chan­cel­lor David C. Ding­wall, Nolan, and Joe Shan­non, chair of Cape Bre­ton Is­land Golf Ex­pe­ri­ence in Sup­port of the Purdy Craw­ford Chair in Abo­rig­i­nal Busi­ness Stud­ies, on Oct. 1, 2018, at Cabot Links, In­ver­ness Nova Sco­tia.

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