Burns Lake Native Development Corporation (BLNDC) has started bursaries in the names of the late Carl Charlie and Robert Luggi, Babine Forest Products employees that sadly passed away Jan. 20, 2012, in the Babine Forest Products explosion and fire.
The bursaries were presented to two Lakes District Secondary School graduates for the first time this year.
Kyle Luggi was awarded the Robert Luggi Memorial Bursary and Jason Varghese was awarded the Carl Charlie Memorial Bursary.
Burns Lake Native Development Corporation are continuing to raise funds and split the donations in into four; the Robert Luggi Memorial Bursary, the Carl Charlie Memorial Bursary and Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) for the Luggi and Charlie families.
BLNDC has set up a donation account at the local Royal Bank.
The purpose of the society is to collect and disperse funds for the education of the Charlie and Luggi families allowing funds to be equally split between the two and put into an RESP.
If anyone would like to donate to the bursaries or the RESPs please call Barb Tom at BLNDC at 250-692-3188, or donations can be made at the Royal Bank, Burns Lake branch.