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Eric Munshaw Memorial Scholarship

Date 2018 Jan 01 - 2023 Dec 31 Ical
Location Chilliwack, BC
Address Chilliwack

Eric Munshaw was a national team slalom athlete who raced in the 1972 Olympic Games at aged 18, then subsequently at the World Championships in 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1979. He became active in coaching after moving to Chilliwack, BC and was a key leader founding Chilliwack as a high performance training centre for both Canadian and American slalom athletes. This centre served as a training site for many athletes who have competed in World Championships and Olympic Games.

Eric held a degree in engineering and was a trained cabinet maker, he went on to distinguish himself as a teacher. He was a passionate educator who inspired generations of students to pursue careers in trades and technology fields. Eric was well-recognized for his inspirational teaching over the years, in training new tech educators, and helping create the best practices guide for BC Tech Ed. He received a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2008 in recognition of his contributions to the field of technology education. Eric retired from teaching at Mount Slesse Middle School in 2014.

Recognizing the need to support local athletes in their athletic and academic success, the Eric Munshaw Memorial Scholarship strives to provide BC Slalom Athletes with financial support to offset the cost of attending College or University so they may continue to train while working toward furthering their education.

The Eric Munshaw Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to the top BC slalom athlete with the best overall performance over the following races:

Rich Weiss Memorial Slalom Race (Best run)
Junior National Team Selections (All 4 runs)
Age Group National Championships (Best run)

To ensure opportunities to all athletes regardless of class, calculations will follow the Canoe Kayak Canada interclass ranking coefficients:
K1M - 100%
K1W - 113%
C1M - 105%
C1W - 129%

The Eric Munshaw Memorial Bursary is administered by the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club. To donate to the scholarship please email us at for donation options.

Contact Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club
Web Site
Type Other
Deadline December 31, 2022 21:00