Henderson Scholarship recipient (2020)


The David Henderson Scholarship of the Bruce and Ryan Henderson Family Foundation, honours one of Rossbrook House’s earliest supporters; Mr. David Henderson.

David knew Sister Geraldine MacNamara when Rossbrook was just starting up in 1976. At that time David was serving as Winnipeg’s Commissioner of Planning and Social Services and was instrumental in getting the City onboard as a sustaining funder.

2020 Recipient

Sonja Fontaine began her 2nd year of the integrated Bachelor of Education program at the University of Winnipeg this past September. Sonja’s future goal is to work in the inner city with early years students.

After graduating from Red River College’s Educational Assistant program in June of 2013, Sonja was working as an E.A. at Gordon Bell High School.

In 2019 Sonja received a Sister Geraldine MacNamara Scholarship after beginning the integrated Bachelor of Education program.

Family Ties

Sonja enjoys spending time with family and has strong ties to Rossbrook House. She is a mother of 5 children. Two of her kids have graduated from Rising Sun. Her daughter Alicia is currently a junior staff at Rossbrook. Her daughter Faith is a participant in the White Sash Keepers program. And Sonja is the older sister of long-time Rossbrook staff, Magen Larkin.

We are pleased to award Sonja a Henderson Scholarship for 2020. Congratulations!

You can view the 2020 virtual Scholarship awards here.