The Bob Fulton Memorial Fund
Black Watch of Canada Foundation
Black Watch Cadets Corps No. 2497
2067 de Bleury, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K2
It is that time of the year to top-up the Bob Fulton fund in advance of the Bursary being awarded in a few days at the Cadet Annual Inspection to a young, deserving, senior cadet. To date, we have raised $2,061.50 and last Spring awarded $500.00 to Julian-Antony Kulczycki-Roma, our second such disbursement. See his thank you letter below. This is what this award is all about! The terms for the Bursary are outlined below.
Please consider a donation this year and we do hope you will be generous towards this memorial fund. Cheque donations can be made out to: The Black Watch of Canada Foundation (memo: The Bob Fulton Memorial Fund), 2067 de Bleury Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2K2 or online through CanadaHelps (www.canadahelps.org) by searching for the Black Watch of Canada Foundation and then choosing the Fulton Fund in the drop-down menu. Tax receipts are issued in both cases.
Bob gave us all great memories – let’s remember him by passing what Bob taught us onto our young successors.
LCol (ret’d) Bruce Bolton, Capt (ret’d) Andrew Kerr, and MCpl (ret’d) Robert Murphy. (Organizing Committee)
The Bob Fulton Memorial Fund
The bursary was established in 2014 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Black Watch Cadet Corps No. 2497 in recognition of the outstanding influence that Bob Fulton, founding Cadet No. 1, had on the development of a large number of cadets, especially drummers and pipers, over his years of service. The Memorial Fund will remember Bob Fulton by encouraging young cadets to attain the same standards he set in devotion to the Corps, to personal discipline and deportment, and to leadership.
Bob Fulton, the son of a World War II Black Watch Senior NCO veteran, joined the Black Watch Cadet Corps, having learned drums under the Boys’ Pipes & Drums program established by the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal in 1953. He subsequently joined the Regimental Pipe Pipes & Drums and soon became lead drummer. He was always recognized for his immaculate dress, his demands for punctuality and “keeping your word”, and for high standards of drill and musical performance. He spurred them on to achieve much more than they thought they were capable of and thus helped set them on their personal way with self-confidence and self-discipline. When not on the parade square, he was a fun loving and caring individual, much different to this his façade of a strict Sergeant-Major.
The Bob Fulton Memorial Fund is used offer an annual bursary to an outstanding cadet who reflects the ideals left to us by Bob Fulton. The funds accumulated will be invested by the Black Watch of Canada Foundation and distributed based on the recommendation of a committee composed of representatives of the Cadet Corps, the Foundation, the Fulton family and people who knew Bob. The bursary is aimed to begin in the area of $500, some coming from the endowment fund, some from an annual campaign. The bursary is available to any senior member of the Cadet Corps to assist in pursuing their post-secondary education and will only be awarded once to a cadet.
2016 Recipient - Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Alizon Fernandez
A note from the 2015 recipient
Fulton memorial bursary
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for awarding me the Fulton memorial bursary. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support.
I am currently studying Social Sciences at Vanier Cegep with hopes to eventually study in history and archeology at Concordia to become a historian/archeologist. The financial assistance you provided was of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it has allowed me to concentrate more of my time for studying and to help with the Cadet Corps.
Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and give something back to others. I could not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the help you have given me.
A few pictures of Bob