Dr. Paul N. Tinsley started his career with the Matsqui Police on January 29, 1979. He retired on November 30, 2004, as the Deputy Chief of the Abbotsford Police Department.
Dr. Tinsley practiced, and believed, that education was fitness to the mind, and that fitness was education to the body. He began both a dedicated fitness regime, and constantly pursued education from his teen years, up to only a few weeks before his passing. The combination of both education and fitness brought to Dr. Tinsley strength, determination and contentment. By dedicating much of his life to both education and fitness, Dr. Tinsley continues to be a positive example to all.
In memory of Dr. Paul Tinsley, the Abbotsford Police Department is pleased to offer this scholarship to a successful athlete who is a participant in the Abbotsford Police Department Annual Basketball Tournament.
Cst. John Goyer Memorial Scholarship
Constable John Goyer served as a member of the Abbotsford Police Department from 1999 until 2006 when he lost his battle to the neuromuscular disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) – a terminal degenerative neuromuscular disease that destroys muscle tissue. Cst. Goyer’s ALS was triggered by an on-duty incident in 2001 when he and his partner were involved in a physical confrontation after responding to a domestic dispute. As such, Constable Goyer’s death was considered to be “in the line of duty” – the first, and hopefully the last, line of duty death in the Department’s history.
Constable Goyer was an avid sports fan and he embraced the spirit of sport through his own participation in competitive hockey. Cst. Goyer understood the true meaning of commitment and teamwork and was considered a leader on every team he ever played on. He really believed that through hard work and dedication to one’s sport one could always achieve excellence.
In memory of Constable John Goyer, the Abbotsford Police Department is pleased to offer this scholarship to a successful athlete who is a participant in the Abbotsford Police Department Annual Basketball Tournament.
Chris Mohan Memorial Scholarship
The Chris Mohan Memorial Scholarship is in memory of my precious son, Christopher Mohan, born on May 31, 1985. From a delightful baby to a youth, Chris was the everything I always wanted in a son – As a child, Chris attended Old Yale Jr and graduated from Queen Elizabeth in 2003. Chris always had a passion for sports and was especially very passionate about basketball. For the last seven years of his life, Chris was part of the Swiss Basketball League in Burnaby, where Chris never missed a game. Chris’ basketball mates called him “the freak of nature” because he could shoot from the centre and jump so high in the heat of a game when it was most unexpected.
Chris is so missed by his family and friends as his amazing smile and great personality would just light up a room. His dream was to become a Civil Engineer and a Personal Trainer. Very tragically, on October 19, 2007 Chris was taken from our beautiful world as he left home to play in a basketball tournament, Chris’ dreams and aspirations remained unfulfilled. It gives me great pleasure to know that by awarding this scholarship in my son’s memory, that another youth will be a step closer to fulfilling his dreams and aspirations. Eileen Mohan, Chris Mohan’s Mum
In memory of her son Chris Mohan, Eileen Mohan is pleased to offer a scholarship to one successful athlete who participates in the Abbotsford Police Department Annual Basketball Tournament.
Ed Schellenberg Memorial Scholarship
Ed Schellenberg grew up in Abbotsford attending Simpson Elementary, Clearbrook Jr., then on to Abbotsford Senior Secondary where he graduated in 1970. Although he didn’t have the opportunities to play competitive sports in high school, Ed enjoyed sports and was an asset to any team he was on. On several occasions he was awarded the “sportsmanship” award for his contribution to his team. He was a gentleman both on and off the court. Ed would be pleased to know that this scholarship/bursary is being presented to a young athlete who exemplifies some of these same qualities. In memory of Ed Schellenberg, Eileen Mohan is pleased to offer a scholarship to one successful athlete who participates in the Abbotsford Police Department Annual Basketball Tournament.
Fraser Valley Referee’s Association
The Fraser Valley Referee’s Association would like to encourage student athletes in their Post Secondary pursuits. The Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament invests in students lives and the referee’s association is pleased to offer a student athlete that has participated in the tournament with help toward furthering his or her education.