Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund

hollylynn towie pictureHollylynn Towie passed away in a house fire in Whitby on April 29th, 2012 along with her two best friends.  Holly had a disability called Autism, but despite this she was an excellent student, a loving daughter and a wonderful friend.  Her family has given us the honour of setting up a scholarship fund in memory of Hollylynn and has worked tirelessly to raise money for the fund. 

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance directly to adults with ASD in Durham Region who are pursuing their dreams and attending a post-secondary institution at any level within Canada.  This scholarship is open to first year and returning students.  Stay tuned for information on this year's application process.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR. Click here to print the application package.  The deadline to apply is April 18, 2018.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Korena Paul ~ Reilly Davidson ~ Amanda Ward ~ Birhanu Ashagrie ~ Sabrina Dionisio ~ Andrew Driscoll 

Past Recipients:

Sabrina Dionisio ~ Sean Morissette ~ Jean Paul Daoust ~ Amanda Ward ~ Thomas Elliott ~ Name Withheld ~ Justin Gomme ~ Name Withheld ~ Joshua Ehrt ~ Sabrina Dionisio ~ Nicolas Keller ~ Alexander Wilson 

Fundraising for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund 

The Liverpool Supporters Club held a golf tournament in 2015 and raised $4485.00 for the fund.  Thank you for your support!

liverpool supporters club chq presentation

Pictured are members of the Liverpool Supporters Club with Autism Ontario Durham Region Chapter President John Higo and Media Coordinator Julie Wormington.

Thank you also to Dom's Auto Parts and Jensen's Trailer Sales and Service for their donations.


clarington polar bear swim logoJanuary 1, 2017

Also known as the "Dash of Insanity" and the "Plunge for Life", swimmers brave the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario for a great cause, this year being the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund.

Participants can register online or on the day of the event.  Pledge forms and waivers can be found on the Clarington Polar Bear Swim website. 

Registration begins at 12:30pm, the swimmers will be taking the plunge at  2pm, but come early to register and to enjoy food and music!  Prizes for top fundraisers and swag bags for first 100 swimmers to raise $30 in pledges.

For more information visit claringtonpolarbearswim.com.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT polar bear swim collage 


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