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Whistler's Jenna Spencer Wins 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship

Whistler’s Jenna Spencer Wins 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship 

British Columbia’s Jenna Spencer was one of five athletes that were recognized in September by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity as recipients of the 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship. 

These young women, from various regions of Canada, all share a passion for sport, serve as role models in their communities, and believe in empowering others to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.? 

Spencer, of Mount Currie, B.C., was selected for her achievements in the sports of luge, dragon boat racing, along with canoe and kayak. 

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship was established in honour and memory of the life of Stacey Levitt, a superior athlete and top student who was struck and killed by a car while jogging on August 30, 1995.? Stacey participated in sport for the sheer joy of the experience, its camaraderie, its teamwork and its competition.? This is the 15th year that the $2,500 scholarship has been awarded by her family to a young woman, a girls’ team or sport organization that exemplify Stacey’s ideals and qualities.? Each recipient will receive $500 and a copy of the book I Am a Rose, which is a compilation of poetry written by Stacey Levitt. 

Stacey’s parents, Ned and Cheryl Levitt, selected this year’s recipients from a candidate pool of more than 500 applications.