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John Michael Campbell Memorial Award
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|Description:||Beginning in fall of 2021, the John Michael Campbell Memorial Award will be granted annually to a 2nd year student who is enrolled in an undergraduate program, is normally resident in Prince Edward Island, is in financial need and who may have been affected by a family member who has or had addiction challenges. Academic achievement will not be a defining factor. Preference will be given to a student who has a demonstrated interest in agriculture and bringing produce to market. Applicants will provide no more than one page outlining how they meet the criteria for this award.|
|Background:||Mike was born in Prince Edward Island and other than a brief period in Calgary, Alberta lived his entire life there. His Irish and Scottish ancestors immigrated to the Island in the 1800s. Mike very much enjoyed rural life and took great pride in his home and gardens. He was independent, self-reliant and worked as a painter. Mike struggled with addictions throughout his life, which greatly affected relations with those close to him. At the same time, he wanted to be someone who helped his friends when they needed help and he felt the need to watch out for the little guy. Fortunately, he was able to live on a beautiful family property overlooking the Charlottetown Harbour which gave him the space and the opportunity to offer refuge to friends in need, host his neighbourhood camp fires and grow his gardens. In his later years Mike took great pride in the produce from his gardens and friends usually left with lots of fresh vegetables. Mike will be remembered by his siblings and friends for his struggles with addiction, neighbourhood camp fires and Christmas parties and the peace he found in his home and gardens on his little piece of heaven at York Point. This award recognizes his belief in and need to help others when he could.|