Media Release: Recreation NL Award Student Scholarships

May 5, 2023

St. John’s, NL – This week, two post-secondary students, Katlyn Winters, from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, enrolled in Academy Canada’s Therapeutic Recreation Program and Jessica Davis, from Conception Bay South, enrolled in CNA’s Community Recreation Leadership Program were announced as the 2023 recipients of the Recreation NL Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship.

The Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship is presented annually in memory of Kevin Waterman, an outstanding recreation leader whose career spanned thirty-eight years of dedication and passionate leadership to the recreation sector.

The objective of the Recreation NL student scholarship program is to ensure future quality leadership through the provision of financial support to emerging leaders enrolled in recreation related studies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

“With increased interest in recreation and wellness, there is a growing need for more professional recreation leaders,” states Steve Martin, President of Recreation NL. “Aiding students in the recreation sector by providing scholarships will help in obtaining more of these leaders.”

He adds, “The 2023 recipients both displayed innovation in their academic work, as well, they demonstrated commitment and leadership in the recreation sector of the province. We are pleased to award Katlyn and Jessica with this scholarship and to have them as members of Recreation NL.”


Media Contact: Pamela Sheppard – Communications Coordinator for Recreation NL,

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