The Andrew Bednarz Firefighting School Bursary

Andrew Bednarz started his career as in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1991-1997. He became a member of the Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Service Department in 1997. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008, Training Officer in 2009, Captain in 2010 and Divisional Commander in 2013. Andrew passed away on December 4th, 2015 at the young age of 46. He was well respected and liked by everyone. To ensure his memory lives on, we fund-raise monies that will be awarded as a $500 bursary(s) to Camp Courage graduates who pursue high educational opportunities in the field of firefighting.

This bursary is implemented so Andrew’s name and spirit will live on through inspiring the camp graduates towards the profession he loved so very much, firefighting.

A fire helmet decal will be given in response to the donation. We won’t ask a specific amount but we will remind people that income tax receipts will be provided for amounts of $10 and over. Win-win for everyone.

100% of the proceeds will go to a bursary in Andrew’s name to a camp graduate who will be attending a firefighting educational facility. All past graduates will be eligible, and each candidate can only get the bursary once.   One bursary will be given for every $500 that is collected to provide this wonderful, inspiring opportunity to other individuals.

We will accept cash and cheques in person, as well as, e-transfers, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American express, Discover credit cards on line  Cheques are written to Camp Courage, The First Responder’s Society.

If you have any questions please contact Andréa at 902-488-1188.

The Odette Gaudet Paramedicine School Bursary

The Camp Courage Paramedic Bursary is named after Odette Gaudet, who has over 20 years’ experience as a Paramedic with EHS and has been a dedicated mentor with Camp Courage since its inception in 2006. She encompasses all the camp core values, is well respected, liked by everyone and provides an extremely valuable contribution to our community. She helps organize the Acadia Summer Games, is a soccer coach and dedicated mentor with Camp Courage.