The late Guenther Wetzel believed in the real value of tradespeople – electricians, plumbers, welders, carpenters, masons, and all those other skilled workers without whom nothing would get built and nothing would function. To honour Guenther’s appreciation for these folk, and to encourage young people to pursue a career in a trade, his wife Donna Havery Wetzel has established the Guenther Wetzel Trades Bursary through The County Foundation.
A single bursary of approximately $1,500 will be awarded to the successful applicant. Applicants will have applied and been accepted at a post-secondary institute offering formal instruction in a trade. The bursary will be paid directly to the post-secondary institute, on behalf of the student, and can be used for tuition or other costs and fees levied by the Institute.
How to Apply
Applications shall be in the form of a one to two page letter. The letter shall describe what trade the student intends to pursue, and the reasons they want to pursue. Attached to the letter on a separate page will be a copy of the confirmation of acceptance into a trades program at a post-secondary institute.
The deadline for applications is May 30 each year.
How to Contribute
The County Foundation can accept donations by cheque mailed to their office. However, at this time, to limit the possibility of infection, other electronic donation methods are preferred.
Mail cheques to:
The County Foundation,
Suite 103, 280 Main Street,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
If you wish to donate marketable securities to this Fund, or the TCF, please contact Joanne Coker at BMO Nesbitt Burns and CC The County Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax receipts provided on the market value.
Joanne Coker, Wealth Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns
115 Main Street
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
613-476-9794 or 1-800-647-3998