David Ellis Scholarships Awarded to Four District 3 Recipients

Every year in Canada, young workers are killed on the job while another 40,000 are injured, many of them seriously.

David Ellis was killed on his second day at work. He was 18 years old. In David’s honour, and in honour of all the other young workers killed or injured on the job, the United Steelworkers established the David Ellis Scholarship to fight to ensure all young workers come home from work healthy and safe.

The David Ellis Scholarship is a health and safety scholarship award available to children and grandchildren of any Steelworker member.

For 2021, District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, offered scholarships of $500 to help selected high school students continue their education at university, college or another educational institution.

The recipients of the 2021 David Ellis Scholarships for District 3 are:

Leyton Hiebert
Saskatoon, SK
Member: Gordon Hiebert
USW Local 7458

Brandon Chilagan
Saskatoon, SK 
Member: Rudy Chilagan
USW Local 7552

Callum Cutler
Nelson, BC
Member: Brenda Jones
USW Local 1-405

Gavin Damstrom
Kimberley, BC
Member: Peter Vandeweyer
USW Local 1-405

“Congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s David Ellis Scholarships and thank you to everyone who applied. I encourage everyone to help keep our workplaces safe as everyone has the right to be safe at work and to come home to their families at the end of the day,” said Stephen Hunt, District 3 Director.

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