The Canadian Vintners Association Scholarship
The Canadian Vintners Association has established the Canadian Vintners
Association Scholarship. The $1,000 award was created to acknowledge the
potential of young winemakers and is dedicated to the memory of winemaker
Frank Supernak. The Scholarship serves as a "tribute to an individual
whose passion, dedication and courage will remain an inspiration to future
generations of Canadian winemakers," stated Bruce Walker, Chair of
the Canadian Vintners Association.
Supernak died tragically along with Victor Manola in November 2002, while
working in the cellar of Silver Sage Winery in Oliver, British Columbia.
The Canadian Vintners Association Scholarship will be awarded annually
to a student pursuing studies in winemaking at the Okanagan University
College. The Scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of a combination
of academic achievement and financial need.
David Bond, Chairman of the British Columbia Wine Institute, commented,
"the Scholarship reflects our commitment to investing in the youth
of the Canadian wine industry and our confidence in the wine industry
as a whole."
The first recipient of the Scholarship is John Weber. The award was presented
to Mr. Weber at a dinner held in Kelowna, British Columbia on November
The Canadian Vintners Association represents over 95% of Canadian wine
production and advocates on behalf of its membership both domestically
For further information, please contact
C. William Ross
Canadian Vintners Association
440 Laurier Ave. W., Ste. 200
Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6