Rachel Joy Brownell was born and grew up in rural Manitoba, moving later to the village of Port McNicoll in the southern Georgian Bay area around the early 1920s. She remained there until her death in 1999. She died just two weeks short of her 103rd birthday. In spite of the isolation in which she lived, she had a positive outlook and was highly motivated to learn and she gladly passed along her skills and knowledge to others. This annual bursary of $300 is given by her son George Brownell and her granddaughter Kathryn Brownell.
Purpose of the Bursary: To expand the musical horizons of organists from isolated communities by allowing them to attend the annual RCCO National festival where no option to do so would otherwise be available.
Deadline for Applications: March 31st each year.
Interested members of the College who qualify should send a letter of application to:
Chair, Scholarships and Busaries, RCCO, 414 - 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto ON M5A 3C4 or email email@example.com.
2003 - Ann Clark