Helen Ferris Award
Offered by John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
$2000 for Master of Library and/or Information Studies Students
$1000 for Library and/or Information Technician Diploma Students
Helen Ferris taught at Connaught School in the City. After her retirement, she moved to Christopher Lake. Her father, Mr. Gillmor, was the first Mayor of the City of Prince Albert. She left two bequests to this Library. The first bequest had two parts. She requested that a plaque be displayed in the Library with the following wording: “In memory of Mary E. Gillmor and all women residents of the City of Prince Albert and area prior to 1900.” The second part requested that the net annual income from the money provided was to be used for an annual scholarship or bursary to assist students of the Prince Albert area to study library sciences.