Interested in a career in Tourism, Technology or Citizenship? Travel across Canada to gain experience.

Experiences like this teach you a lot about yourself and they help you understand more about what you like and don’t like. Don’t worry too much about the money… registration and travel costs are covered! The organizing Rotary Club arranges for the students to be Billeted with a host family. All other personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.


Travel to Kelowna.

The Rotary Adventures in Tourism program promotes a greater level of understanding and appreciation for the value tourism represents to communities across Canada. The program will promote an understanding of the vocational opportunities present within this growing and important industry. This program will expose students to the inner workings of a variety of specific tourism based industries with the intent of clarifying both the question of how these operations function and why they are integral components of our communities.

Application info for TOURISM HERE.

The deadline to apply is February 13, 2017. See Ms. Falsetto with any questions.


Travel to Saskatoon.

Adventures in Technology is a comprehensive, carefully planned four and one-half day event that allows students to explore: advanced technology, research, development and applications. During your visit, students tour an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, Areva Resources Ltd, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Light Source. These organizations offer tours, provide hands-on opportunities and informative lectures. The experience enhances each participant’s awareness and understanding of technology, the many ways it affects our lives, and the opportunities it holds for tomorrow.

Application info for TECHNOLOGY HERE.

The deadline to apply is February 13, 2017. See Ms. Falsetto with any questions.


Travel to Ottawa.

This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, you will learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, you learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.

Candidates should note that among the participant of the program 3 scholarships are available.

Application info for CITIZENSHIP HERE.

The deadline to apply is February 13, 2017. See Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards: open to students of all abilities

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award – up to $28 000. Deadline is February 1, 2017.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is interested in students who demonstrate compassion and a keen commitment to easing the suffering of others, especially those who address critical needs in society – in an unpaid capacity.

To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year.


The maximum value of the award is $28,000, dispersed over four (4) years.

Details for the Terry Fox Awards are attached HERE.

Schulich Leader Scholarship ($$$) Application info:

Schulich Leader Scholarships award $80,000 or $100,000 in scholarships. Each school is only permitted to submit ONE applicant.  If you are interested in applying for the Schulich Leader Scholarship, please follow these instructions:

  1. Read the Schulich application info HERE
  2. Prepare a sample package for your school’s Scholarship Committee.  They will read all school applications and select one student as the Schulich Scholarship applicant
  3. In the sample package, please include:                                                                    – – Names of the universities you want to attend
    – List of top three achievements (academic or other)
    – 600 word essay demonstrating why you should be selected
    – Copy of an up-to-date transcript                                                                       Then, hand this package to Ms. Falsetto before Wednesday, January 4th, 2017.  You will know who is selected before Monday, January 9th, 2017
  4. Recognize that the official Schulich Scholarship Deadline is February 22,2017. You may revise your essay after you have been selected by the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee.

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.


Thanks for coming to our Alumni Q&A today! Alumni contact info here:

Alumni Panelists’ Contact Information: 

A special thanks to our Byrne Creek alumni who came to our panel discussion this morning! If students want to ask questions, our panelists are happy to respond.  Here is their contact info:

From left to right (see photo below):

Marco Elezovic: Douglas, Diploma In Criminology; currently at SFU Criminology.

Rosana Hung: UBC, VCC, and Douglas College Nursing.

Virginia Chiu: UBC Global Resource Systems.

Raphaella Robles: SFU Interactive Arts and Technology.

Zahra Haq: SFU Faculty of Health Science (majoring in Life Sciences).

Martina Formoso: SFU Health Sciences/BCIT Nursing.

img_4302-jpgPlease contact Ms. Falsetto for details.