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Toronto Catholic District School Board

The Stephen David Hnatiuk Memorial Award

 

Principal and interest donations from family and friends of Stephen Hnatiuk, as well as any further contributions, are to be used to provide for two annual awards of $1,500 each to eligible students from James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School and Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School. 
 
 
Regulations
1.                  An annual award of no less than $1500 each will be given to a graduating student from James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School and Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School who have consistently personified the example of Stephen Hnatiuk’s selflessness, respect for others and dedication to academic and athletic excellence.
2.                  The award consists of a plaque and a $1500 bursary.
3.                  The final selection of the recipient will be made by the Graduation Committee from each school.
4.                  Sam Cicirello and the Hnatiuk family, unless and until they otherwise request, shall be invited to present the awards to the recipients.
5.                  A perpetual plaque listing the names of recipients of the award shall be displayed and maintained at James Cardinal McGuigan C.H.S. and Jean Vanier C.S.S.
6.                  If, for any reason, the award is to be discontinued, any remaining principal amount and interest accrued will be divided evenly and provided to James Cardinal McGuigan C.H.S. and Jean Vanier C.S.S. for the purpose of purchasing books and/or physical education equipment.

STEPHEN HNATIUK
 
Stephen Hnatiuk was a teacher for the Toronto Catholic District School Board for five years.  He taught at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School and at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School. He passed away on January 10th, 2012 from colon cancer. He was just 32 years old.
 
Steve connected with his students. He taught them that they had control over their destinies. He taught them discipline and respect.
 
Steve was a natural born athlete and excelled in basketball, track and field, baseball... pretty much anything he played.
 
He carried on his passion for sports through coaching. He didn't do this just because he loved sports - he did it because the students needed him.
 
Through athletics, his students learned what it meant to be a part of a team. They learned what it meant to be relied on by someone else. They learned what it meant to have self-respect.
 
On the evening that Steve passed away and as word spread to his students, Steve Hnatiuk was trending on twitter in Canada. It was a true testament to how special this man was to his students.
 
His close friends and colleagues established the Stephen David Hnatiuk Memorial Award, an honour that will go to a graduating student at both schools where he taught.