Indo-Canadian's family plans scholarship fund
The family of an Indo-Canadian who died in a tragic road accident is planning to set up a scholarship fund in his name at the school from which he had passed out.india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 11:38 IST
The family of an Indo-Canadian who died in a tragic road accident is planning to set up a scholarship fund in his name at the school from which he had passed out.
Jason Powar, 21, died of injuries he suffered when the motorcycle he was riding smashed into a car on a highway near the city of Richmond, British Columbia, Oct 20.
Powar's family members have asked his admirers to make a small donation instead of sending flowers so that they can set up a scholarship fund in his name at Matthew McNair Secondary School, according to a report in the Richmond Review.
More details about the fund and where to send the donations would be released soon, the report quoted family members as saying.
The Review described Powar as a man who had a heart bigger than his giant six-foot-four inch frame and was "a shining role model in the Indo-Canadian community".
"He was just an amazing young man," McNair Secondary drama teacher Theresa Watts said.
Jason had worked on a number of school theatre productions. Later, he had set aside his personal aspirations of a career in films and dedicated himself to helping his family's business, working alongside his father in the trucking business as a driver and dispatcher.
"He gave endlessly of himself. His work was light years beyond most students," Watts said.
One of Powar's friends described him as the "central nervous system of our group", the person who linked 300 people together.
A funeral service was held in Richmond Sunday, which was attended by a large number of Powar's relatives, friends and school faculty.