CPISTF establishes Don Gain Scholarship and awards BCIT students

The mission of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) is to attract the brightest and best students to the printing and graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved educational institution. Most recently, Canadian Print Scholarships (Toronto) established the Don Gain Scholarship named in memory of print industry veteran who passed away at 71 on December 31, 2020.

Don Gain.

To honour his dedication and industry leadership, Canadian Print Scholarships established a fundraising campaign to create the new scholarship named for him. The organization was delighted to announce that the following companies have already contributed to the campaign – Willow Printing Group, CJ Graphics, Advocate Printing and Publishing, Connecting for Results Incorporated, and Frank’s Maintenance Products. The fundraising goal is $30,000. Donations can be made https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/58501 or by contacting donate@printscholarships.ca.

BC students win scholarships. In other news, scholarships were recently awarded to three students in the Graphic Communications Technology Program at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology). They include.

Elodie Brewer.

Elodie Brewer, who won the John Kouwenhoven In Memoriam Scholarship. Kouwenhoven was a founding partner of Hemlock Printers and a strong advocate for regional training. He served on the BCPIA Board and helped individuals to achieve their personal best.

Thomas Huynh.

Thomas Huynh, who won the Peter Purcell In Memoriam Scholarship. Purcell established Inter-City Papers in Vancouver in 1984. His career spanned 40 years, including a lengthy role as a Market Development Specialist. He was a dedicated leader, committed family man, inveterate golfer and ultimate salesperson.

Agnes Pham.

Agnes Pham, who won the Dick Blockberger In Memoriam Scholarship. Blockberger was the third-generation President & CEO of Broadway Printers, a Director of the BCPIA and Canadian Graphic Arts Association, and Director & Chairman of the CPIA. He was known for his hard work and his dedication, and earned several industry awards.

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