Aurora Schellhorn from Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, and Courtney Davis and Luis Ortiz-Belnavis from Mayfield and Humberview Secondary Schools, have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships, named after Ted Webb, the founder of Le Tour de Terra Cotta.
“I can’t express how grateful I am,” said 18-year-old Aurora Schellhorn, who received the Ted Webb scholarship at her graduation ceremony. “This is the first big award I’ve ever received.”
Schellhorn plans to major in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo.
Davis and Ortiz-Belnavis will be awarded their scholarships at Le Tour de Terra Cotta race on Monday, August 4 th . All three students are being recognized for going above and beyond in their community work, studies and sport.
Le Tour de Terra Cotta is more than a cycling race. It’s a major event for the community. To date, le Tour de Terra Cotta has equipped 16 young people with new bicycles and helmets through its donation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel. Proceeds from this year’s race through the scenic hills of Caledon will also benefit:
· Caledon Meals on Wheels
· The historic Terra Cotta Community Centre with the completion of its restoration.
“We’re very proud to be supporting our community in so many different ways,” said Brad Hains, Race Director. “We’re encouraging cyclists of all levels to get involved in this year’s race. The greater the participation, the more the community benefits.”
Le Tour De Terra Cotta is Ontario’s largest youth cycling race, and features four events for youth, as well as three adult races. It is organized entirely by volunteers and 100% of the net proceeds are given back to the community. Participation in the race has grown each year, allowing volunteer organizers to support more community organizations. Go to: www.letourdeterracotta.com
Brad Hains, Race Director