MOC is renaming the travel bursary to the “Susan Berry Memorial Travel Bursary”
in honor of the late Susan Elizabeth Berry.
This annual bursary provides financial assistance to rural members attending
MOC workshops in Winnipeg, MB.
Susan taught music in the Seine River School Division, volunteered for MOC’s Children’s Day as well as the Manitoba Orff Board from 1995-2005.
Many Manitoba music educators knew Susan and her zest for music education.
“Her enthusiasm and love of teaching music was boundless. Her impact on the world of elementary music education is vast. Not only did she teach thousands of children during her long career as a music teacher, but she then helped guide new teachers as they started on their paths in music education. She touched so many lives, young and old, with her warm friendly smile, and kind, caring, positive way. May she always be remembered as a bright spirit.” (Sean Fitzmaurice)
The bursary recipient will receive up to $400 for transportation, meals, accommodation, and/or sub costs incurred to attend Fall Fiesta.