The Blue Mountain Village Foundation raises money each year through an annual golf tournament held in September at Monterra Golf located at the base of Blue Mountain Resort. Through a granting process, this money is distributed to charitable organizations in south Georgian Bay supporting children, youth and family oriented programs.
The Foundation Selection Committee will review applications twice a year. Deadlines for submissions are April 1st and October 1st annually.
April 1st, 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH, 2017!
If this application is required in a different format, please make your request through to the email address below.
Bob Comish Memorial Scholarship Award
‘The BMVF honoured Bob for his great support with a well-deserved scholarship to local high schools in his name. Bob was a major presence around Blue Mountain and the Blue Mountain Village. He is greatly missed.’ George Weider – 2017
In 2001 Bob Comish retired to Blue Mountains with his wife Carol. He joined the team at Blue Mountain and used his exceptional skills as an accomplished lawyer to help achieve the original vision and bring Blue Mountain Village to life! Signature achievements included the formation of the Blue Mountain Village Association and Foundation. Both serve as a strong legacy which supports Village and community partners every single day.
One of Bob’s greatest achievements was laying the foundation to ensure that the Village will be self-sustaning for future generations. He was always interested in the youth of Blue Mountains and he felt the Village would provide excellent employment opportunities for local youth.
“The seeds of today are the flowers of tomorrow. We need to nurture those seeds”, says Carol Comish.
Every September, the Blue Mountain Village Foundation hosts its annual charity golf tournament at Monterra Golf located at the base of Blue Mountain Resort to raise funds to provide grants which are distributed to charitable organizations in south Georgian Bay supporting children, youth and family oriented programs.
The Foundation also provides four $1000 scholarships to recipients graduating from Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Stayner Collegiate Institute, Georgian Bay Community School and Jean Vanier High School who are planning to continue their post-secondary education. In addition, one $1000 scholarship is provided to a first or second year student at Georgian College, studying at South Georgian Bay campus, in Office Administration, Business, Hospitality or Recreation & Tourism programs.
These scholarships are awarded in honour of the late Mr. Bob Comish. The Blue Mountain Village Foundation feels it is important to assist students who have been part of the resort “family” and that it is important to invest in our future tourism industy leaders. Following Mr. Comish’s lead, we will ensure that Blue Mountain Village continues to be a great place to work and play.
Applicants must have worked for an employer in Blue Mountain Village and are required to write a five hundred word essay describing what he/she learned from the experience. In addition, the applicant is invited to provide a recommendation that could improve the resort.
For additional information about the award, please contact your guidance office or Catherine Smart, Manager of Blue Mountain Village Foundation at 705-606-0985 or by email to the address below. Essays to be received by April 15, 2017.
2017 Marks Our 13th Year!
Since 2004 over $890,000 raised
Successful past recipients are:
Ray’s Place Youth Resource Centre
Children’s Aid Society’s Summer Camp Program
The Collingwood Alternative School
The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club
Collingwood Collegiate Institute – Grad Bursary
Stayner High School Grad Bursary
Georgian Bay Community School Grad Bursary
Jean Vanier Catholic High School Bursary