St. John’s, NL (April 6, 2016) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) offers congratulations to the College of the North Atlantic students who today were presented with awards through the Flight 491 Legacy Fund.
The Flight 491 Legacy Fund committee was established by industry partners, Noia, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the St. John’s Oilfield Technical Society (OTS), to honour the memory of the people of Flight 491. The fund provides renewable scholarships and bursaries (equally) to students enrolled at the College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University, generally the Marine Institute of Memorial University in particular.
Noia Board Member, Liam O’Shea, participated in today’s award ceremony held at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s. Memorial University presents its Flight 491 Fund awards annually in the Fall.
“While nothing can erase the loss experienced by many families, it is our hope that this long lasting Legacy Fund will provide honour and respect to those who lost their lives in the Flight 491 tragedy,” said Noia Chair, Raymond Collins. “On behalf of the Noia Board and membership, congratulations to this year’s deserving recipients.”
“The establishment of this Legacy Fund, which will provide scholarships, bursaries and awards for students on an ongoing basis, will ensure that something very positive comes from this terrible tragedy,” added Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO.