Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta is very pleased to announce the Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship.  

This scholarship will be awarded each year to water skiers who ski for Alberta. 

The first award will be presented this year on August 25, 2018 at the WSWA Provincials at Shalom Park Water Ski Site

Please see below for more information on this scholarship and HOW TO APPLY

The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship

Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA) is very pleased to announce The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship.  This scholarship has been established in memory of the dedication, commitment and love for the sport of water skiing that Vern relentlessly demonstrated.  Vern was a member of WSWA from the early days of the organization. He was also a dedicated Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) member as well as an active member of the Pan Am Region of the International Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) where he made changes and impacted the sport at a global level. Throughout his life Vern dedicated his time and expertise to the sport of water skiing and shared his experience and knowledge as a Pan Am Judge, Driver, Technical Controller and Chief of Competition to all those involved in Water Ski Canada and the sport at Large.  


Vern was always impressed by young athletes who not only had talent but made a commitment to their development in the sport.  He quietly encouraged many young athletes and was always willing to help, to coach, to take time to drive the boat and send notes of encouragement.


Vern was an Engineering graduate who recognized the importance of education and the challenges encountered by pursuing both athletics and an education. The Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship has been created to provide financial support for the athletic development and academic pursuits of two Alberta athletes (one male and one female) who best exhibit drive, determination and commitment to excellence in the sport of Water Skiing and Education.



The skiers selected shall best exemplify the qualities of drive, determination and commitment to

excellence in both the sport of Water Skiing and Academic/Post-Secondary education



  • Member in good standing

  • Attending High School or pursuing a Post-Secondary education

  • Be a Canadian Citizen and water ski for Alberta

  • Have a love and passion for the sport of water skiing

  • Demonstrate a commitment to training and development

  • Nationally rated competitor


Criteria for Consideration:

(or Additional factors to be considered)

  • Multi Event or Overall Skier

  • Placement at International Competition

  • Set a Canadian Record

  • Placement at the Canadian Championships

  • Placement at Special Event Tournaments

  • Maintains a strong academic standing

  • Active official and volunteer

  • Consistently demonstrates Honor, Integrity and Sportsmanship.

  • Placement at the Western Canadian Championships

  • Set a Provincial record

  • Placement at the Alberta Provincials


To apply, send your letter demonstrating the above qualities, PLUS one letter of support from a non-family member to the  Vern Oberg Scholarship Committee c/o WSWA no later than Aug 11, 2018 – email:

The Award will be presented at the Alberta Provincials – Aug 25, 2018 – Shalom Park Water Ski Site

The Vern Oberg Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not award the scholarship(s)

if it is felt there is not a deserving candidate.


Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta


11759 Groat Road

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

Phone: 780-415-0088

Toll-free: 1-866-258-2754

Cell:  403-620-7259



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