Tara Bowie Bursary Fund

Grants will be made in perpetuity to provide bursaries to students graduating from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School and looking to pursue post-secondary education to improve their lives.

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This bursary fund was set up by Nancy Birtch in memory of her daughter, Tara Bowie to honour her love of Keremeos, the people, and to give students at Similkameen Secondary a leg up as they pursue their own dreams.

Tara is best remembered locally as the hardworking editor of the Keremeos Review, and writer for the Similkameen Spotlight and Penticton Western News. Tara loved covering the school’s graduation and talking to kids about their hopes and dreams.