PSAC welcomed 130 golfers to its “PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic” at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club on Wednesday.  The event raised over $42,000 for energy education and awareness. iStock photo.

PSAC Education Fund has offered over $400,000 for scholarships and grants

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada, or PSAC, announced on Thursday that its annual golf tournament, the “PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic”, raised over $42,000.

Over 130 golfers participated in the tournament, which took place at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club on Wednesday.  The PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic powers Canadian energy and education, raising funds for awareness and education.

The event celebrates Canadian energy and the contributions of the services sector to the Canadian economy while continuing to raise funds for education.

Canada’s energy services sector employs over 450,000 of the 550,000 Canadians in the energy sector which is a vital contributor to the standard of living enjoyed by Canadians.

The annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the PSAC Education Fund, established in 2001, to promote the awareness of careers in the petroleum services sector and to create a labour pool for the upstream petroleum services sector.

Since 2001, the Fund has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving recipients.

“Once again, the petroleum services sector came through with their outstanding generosity to support education and energy awareness despite the ongoing challenges of this sector in Canada,” says Tom Whalen, President & CEO of PSAC.

“Despite tough economic times these community minded folks step-up to give back, as they clearly understand that tough times in the energy sector affects all Canadians.”

The 2018 Roger Soucy Legacy Scholarship, funded by KPMG, was awarded to Madison Brittner of Calgary, Alberta, affiliated with Rapid Rod Service. Madison Brittner is currently pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary.

The 2018 Remember Jordan Scholarship, funded by Ditch Hitch, was awarded to Aditya Sharma of Grande Prairie, Alberta, affiliated with Trican Well Service. Aditya Sharma is currently pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo.

The PSAC Education Fund also provides financial support to PSAC scholarship programs for students enrolled in petroleum services related programs at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary; Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon; Keyano College in Fort McMurray, and Northern Lights College at various campuses throughout northeastern British Columbia.