Denise Bougie Trades Scholarship awarded

September 22, 2021 in Giving Back People
Explorer: Fall 2021

The Denise Bougie scholarship program offers $5,000 in scholarships for students from the Athabasca region who are enrolled in a trades program. This scholarship is part of the Ya’thi Néné Land and Resource Office Athabasca Student Scholarships program. It was launched in 2021 and is sponsored by Flyer Electric.

Denise Bougie was a passionate advocate for Women in Trades & Technology, spending countless hours volunteering to help inspire women and others in her community. She was not shy about sharing her story and her struggles, and how, at age 40, she began a new journey. With a little bit of help, and a lot of hard work and determination, in 2015 Denise achieved her goal of attaining Journeyperson Electrician status and was living back in her hometown with her family, using her new skills to help give back to her community. Denise also served on the Athabasca Permanent Residence Organization committee. Tragically, Denise passed away in 2020. Her incredible spirit, her enthusiasm, and her belief in the members of her community will never be forgotten.

Denise achieved many of the hours she needed to obtain her red seal while working at Flyer Electric. Flyer Electric is proud to help play a small role in carrying on the work that Denise was so passionate about: helping support women and Athabasca community members to enter a career in the trades by sponsoring a scholarship.

We are pleased to announce the first ever recipients of this scholarship are Richie Robillard and Rayden
Joseyounen. Congratulations!