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Wingrove remembered with bursary for student athletes

A bursary fund to assist Coquitlam student-athletes has been setup in memory of the late Trevor Wingrove, a long-time local lacrosse star who also worked as a manager with the city.

The fund is being setup in conjunction with the Coquitlam Foundation in the midst of the organization’s “granting season”, when local residents and community groups have the opportunity to apply for grants, bursaries and scholarships. Deadline for applications is Feb. 15 and more information can be found at www.coquitlamfoundation.com.

Wingrove, who died of cancer in 2010 at the age of 42, had been the general manager of corporate services with the city city of Coquitlam and enjoyed a long career in lacrosse.

The fund will award cash bursaries to graduating high school students who have played lacrosse with the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association for at least two years and are enrolling in a post-secondary institution, training program or career-training program. The fund has been seeded with an initial deposit of just under $5,000.

“The Wingrove family has had a 42-year relationship with Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse and we are thrilled the fund will allow a CMLA student-athelte to further their post-secondary education,” the family said in a statement.

Wingrove started playing lacrosse in 1972 at the age of four. He won a total of eight provincial championships while wearing a Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse uniform before moving on to star with the Coquiltam Jr. and Sr. Adanacs.

In 2011, the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association renamed its famed Dogwood Tournament the Trevor Wingrove Memorial Tournament and established the Trevor Wingrove Inspirational Player Award.

“I think he would be happy to know that we are hopefully going to help people like him to get ahead in the world even though it is only in a small way,” said Les Wingrove, Trevor’s father.

The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to accept donations to the Wingrove or any of its other funds. For more information go to www.coquitlamfoundation.com or email info@coquitlamfoundation.com.

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