2017 Youth Scholarship awarded at COPA-Sexsmith Christmas Party


The 2017 “Fly The Dream” pilot licence scholarship program, worth $2400, was presented to Elijah Stowe, Paris ON. Presenting the award at the association’s recent Christmas gathering are (L-R): Kathy Martin (Mason), Jeremy Mason Memorial; Chris Redfearn, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) 177 Exeter; Elijah Stowe, recipient; and Darren Mason, Jeremy Mason Memorial.

The 2017 “Fly the Dream” pilot licence scholarship program, sponsored by Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) 177, Exeter and the Jeremy Mason Memorial, in memory of Jeremy’s love of flying, was awarded to 16 year old Elijah Stowe of Paris, Ontario.  The $2,400 bursary provides assistance to a worthy young person to help with the cost of earning a Recreational or Private pilot’s licence. Elijah has financed all his flight training at the Brantford Flight Center through summer time jobs and part-time work during the school year. Elijah is currently in grade 11 and volunteers at his church and local sport events. Once he finishes high school, he plans to take aviation at community college with the goal of becoming a professional pilot.  He is currently working on his Private Pilot licence, which he will complete early in 2018. One of his long term goals is to work for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), combining his love of aviation with helping people.