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BC Housing education awards for city residents

Two Kamloops residents are recipients of BC Housing education awards that will help them further their education.

At age 22, Heather Cameron was addicted to drugs and pregnant.

She was able to get the help and guidance she needed through a recovery program in Vancouver specifically for expecting mothers.

After returning to Kamloops and giving birth to her first daughter, Cameron began to build a non-profit grassroots agency in Kamloops to serve expectant mothers with substance abuse.

Cameron is the recipient of a $1,000 Kinloch Education Award and is enrolled in the nursing program at Thompson Rivers University.

Tamara Duncan, a 38-year-old mother of four, is the recipient of a $750 bursary.

Duncan started her practical nurse program at Sprott Shaw Community College in September.

BC Housing launches the Education Awards Program in January of each year.


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