Allison and Lionel Hawryliw recently presented the 2015 proceeds from the Nico Hawryliw Community Fund to the Battlefords Trade and Education Centre.
The funds were presented to the My Community Cares Campaign to help with the building of BTEC’s facility. The amount of $1, 220.18 is the third annual grant from the endowment fund.
Nico was a life-long friend with BTEC client Alex Heinemann, Nico and Alex grew up next door to each other. They loved to tease each other and "Chico,” as Alex so fondly called him, was her Grade 12 grad escort.
Nico was born in North Battleford Jan. 16, 1992. He attended Ecole Monseignor Blaise Morand, John Paul II Collegiate and North Battleford Comprehensive High School.
Nico was an avid participant in many sports. He loved music, fishing, camping, cooking and being with friends and family. In 2004, after feeling not well for six months, Nico was diagnosed with a germinoma, a rare type of cancer. After many treatments in Saskatoon and Winnipeg, Man., Nico passed away April 30, 2011 at Battlefords Union Hospital.
Nico was an inspiration to all who knew him and was awarded the Canadian Cancer Society National Medal of Courage in 2010.