In gratitude for Doug and Diane’s 57 years of leading the Achilles International Track & Field Society (Achilles) their friends and colleagues created a lasting Clement family legacy. They achieved this by creating an endowment fund to grant scholarships to community minded student athletes at the University of BC (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU).

In early 2022, an Achilles Clement Scholarship Committee* of 11 approached in secret the athletic community, colleagues, and close corporate connections to try and raise $100,000 for an endowment fund at the Vancouver Foundation. These early donators were to be known as the “Founders Club 57.”

At the end of May at a surprise reception, Doug and Diane and the Clement family were told that donations of $180,000 had been received with a multi-year commitment to total $255,000. Donations ranged from $50 to $25,000, and one multi-year donation of $100,000 by Victory Creative Group & Mark Starkey.

With great appreciation, listed below are the 100 initial donators:

Founders Club 57
Dylan Armstrong
Brian & Rose Blamey
Peter & Karen Butler
Alvin Chow
Brian & Anne Cliff
Doug Consiglio
Charmaine Crooks
Peter & Anna Diemer
Lori Durward
Entwistle Family Foundation
Geri & Drew Fitch
Jason Gray
Nigel Hole
Tim Hopkins
Dennis & Carol Hoy
Marek Jedrzejek
Chris Johnson
Gary Kingston
Colin Laight
Wendy Long
Jill MacLauchlan & Kevin Parks
Dr. Don Mckenzie
Ron Mattison
Richard Miller & Chantal Nevo
Carey Nelson
Bill & Yolande Paine
Brian & Paula Phillips
Brian Pound
Rabinder Rai
Dr. Alec Ritchie
Greg Ryan
Carl Savage
Joan Sheanh
Bill Smart
Andre Smith
John Stevenson
Jack & Cheryl Taunton
Norm Tinkham
Townsend Family
Tiiu Vaartnou
John & Shannon Wheeler
Paul Williams
Jerry Ziak
Dr. Doug Webber
Chris & Leslie White
Paul Wong
Anna Ziarek
Tourigny Family
Norm Trerise
Markus Bill
Larry Blaschuk
Ed Booth
Dave Campbell
Clement-Gale Family
John Coates 
Zeba Crook
** John Currie
Evan Dunfee
Phil Ellis
Graeme Fell
Ken & Anneli French
Chris Hancock
Simon Hoogewerf
Cheryl & Tom Howard 
Carmyn James
Valerie Jerome
Lynn Kanuka
Allan Klassen & Marcie Good
Sue & Richard Lee
Dr. Rob Lloyd-Smith
Dr. Bob McCormack
Max & Margrit Meier
Shane O'Brien
Ian Newhouse
Fred Pawluk
Ken Poskitt
Laurier Primeau
Gary Reed
Tinker Robinson
Bill & April Sanders
Jeff Scheibler
George Short
Gavin Smart & Rhonda Roylance
Jim & Wendy Scorgie
Gerry Swan
Cindy and Ken Teskey
Mark Starkey
** Two year donor
* Achilles Scholarship Committee Dr. Ken Poskitt, John Wheeler, Marek Jedrzejek, Markus Bill, Brian Blamey, Charmaine Crooks, Chris Hancock, Dennis Hoy, Lynn Kanuka, Allan Klassen, William Paine, Carl Savage
Public Phase Donations – 2022 to 2023
With the Clement Scholarship Fund made public, a second phase of fundraising began in the fall of 2022. As of May 2023, an additional $143,000 has been raised. This includes a $100,000 gift from Pacific Road Runners from their legacy fund as they wind down their active operations. Achilles has agreed to name in their honor a fifth Clement scholarship in 2024.

With great appreciation, we recognize the following donors:
Craig Asmundson
Michael Bentley
Dr. Philip Clement
In Memory of Ivor Davies
Suzy & Hartley
Randy & Mary Kaardal
Bill & Jana Maclagan
Winne & Mary Beth Meeuwisse
David & Pamela Richardson
In Memory of Dr. Drew Young

Pacific Road Runners
Victory Creative Group, Inc
Larry Beazley
Neil Chomos
Barbara Cook
Trish Hopkins & Bob Doran
George & Jane Hungerford
Frieder & Irene Kempe
Marcelle & Donald McLean
Andrew Pipe
Dr. Kristin Wingfield

Clement Support Letter
Donations with an immediate tax receipt can be made by going to this Vancouver Foundation link. We thank you for your support! 
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Clement Scholarship News
Value of Endowment Fund
At the end of December 2023, the market value of the socially responsible fund plus $22,800 accumulated income for scholarship grants totaled $354,000. In March 2024 when including another major donation, the total is $391,000.

Matching Grants from UBC & SFU Doubles Scholarship Awards
We thank UBC and SFU for offering matching programs for up to $5,000 per year for the next 10 and five years, respectively. Thanks to the Pacific Road Runners large donations and a second matching program with SFU, we are working in 2024 towards granting six scholarship awards to student athletes totalling $30,000!

First Grants of 3 Scholarship Awards 2023/2024

We are pleased to announce that the first three Doug and Diane Track and Field/Cross Country Awards have been granted – two in 2023 by SFU and one in early 2024 by UBC, which total $15,000. The scholarships were announced by head coaches Brit Townsend and Laurier Primeau, respectively, in late February 2024 at an Achilles Celebration reception with the Clements in attendance. 

L to R: Diane Clement, Sebastian Brinkman, Marie-Eloise Leclair, Dr. Doug Clement, Lauren Curtis

Marie-Eloise Leclair
– 60, 100, 200, 400 meters
Top achievements - 3rd in 200m National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 2 Nationals, 6th in senior 100m Canadian Nationals, and breaking Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) records.
Academic – 3rd year SFU majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in Indigenous Studies.
Volunteerism - at local track meets as an official, track set up, announcing and coaching.
Awards – at SFU Lorne Davis Female Athlete of the Year (2023) and nominated for Freshman of the Year in 2022. Clement Scholarship.

Sebastian Brinkman
Middle Distance Runner
– 5000, 3000 and 1500 meters and X-country.
Top achievements - NCAA Div. 2 National Cross-Country Championships in 2022 where had a breakthrough race (42nd) and helped SFU team exceed their national ranking, finishing 19th.
Academic - 5th year SFU Business major studying Marketing and certification in Data Analytics.
Volunteerism - community engagement with NCAA to support local organizations including the Boys and Girls club and engaging with local track community.
Awards - multiple All-Conference and All-West Region honors for track and field and cross country. Clement Scholarship.

Lauren Curtis
Hammer Thrower
Top Achievements - U18 Canadian national champion (2022, 2023). As 17-year-old placed 4th at U20 national championships in 2023. 
Academic – grade 12 Maple Ridge Secondary honours student enrolled in September 2024 for UBC Bachelor of Arts. 
Volunteerism - volunteer at many track meets, seniors’ facilities and various activities at high school.
Awards – Premier’s (BC) Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport (including demonstrated commitment to their education and culture, and promotion of healthy active lifestyles). Clement Scholarship.