MacEwan receives $1.5 M gift for hockey scholarships

January 16, 2015

MacEwan University has received a donation of $1.5 M from Bill Comrie, founder of furniture retailer The Brick. The gift will be used to establish $5,000 scholarships for members of the university’s men’s and women’s hockey teams. “Financial support is important to our athletes who give so much to our university, often forgoing part-time work to play on our teams. Not only will these scholarships help current players, they will help attract talented and competitive players in the future,” said MacEwan President David Atkinson. MacEwan has announced that it will name a new training facility in its Christensen Centre for Sport and Wellness after Comrie in recognition of the gift. MacEwan News Release | Edmonton Journal