Kenn Borek Air has deep roots in Northern aviation. Founder, Kenn Borek, began this company with one Twin Otter to aid his construction business in accessing northern communities. Fifty two years later, the fleet has grown providing services worldwide.
The Kenn Borek Air scholarship is a memorial to our founder, but more importantly, is indicative of the commitment the company has to encouraging Western and Northern Canadian students to pursue careers in aviation by providing financial assistance for their education.
This year, two $5,000 scholarships were awarded. One for an aspiring Pilot, and one studying Aircraft Maintenance. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients, Tyler Akeeagok and Benjamin Jamison.
Tyler is a 24 year old resident of Kugluktuk, NU. Growing up in Nunavut, he has first-hand experience in flying to and from northern communities. His goal is to become a pilot, and not one flying to Cuba, France, or any other such vacation destination, but to be a pilot in Nunavut servicing the communities that he grew up in. Tyler plays hockey and enjoys working with the youth in his community to experience the benefits of joining sports. Tyler intends to attend Sault College in Sault Ste Marie participating in the Aviation Technology – Flight program. Our second recipient, Benjamin is an 18 year old resident of Vegreville, AB. He is currently enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology program at SAIT in Calgary. Benjamin volunteers with his local Royal Canadian Legion and has a great appreciation for Canadian veterans. He has also volunteered with children through the Vegreville Minor Hockey association and the Vegreville Preschool. He developed his interest in Aircraft Maintenance through involvement in the Mudare Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.