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    Our employee, Maya, died in a plane crash on August 17th, 2010.

    He had been visiting his brother in Kelowna and was being brought back to Victoria by his brother in his plane, on the Tuesday evening so he could work on Wednesday morning.  Their plane left Penticton at 5:10, never to show up in Victoria.

    He was a sweet, respectful, kind fellow of 21 that had a soft, gentle, sensitive side to him.  He was a hard worker always wanting to know more about the way things worked, had a great sense of humour and loved his family and was very proud of his brothers.  He was an adventurer and lover of sports and lived a full life.  He was going to be going back to Camosun College in September.

    We have started a Memorial Bursary in Maya’s name at Camosun College in the Mechanical Engineering Bridge program.  He would have been going into his second year of the program, to follow his dreams and ambitions, with plans to head off to UBC to work on his full degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    We thought this would be a really fitting way to honour his legacy, and to give a hand to other students wanting to do the same.  Everyone that receives the Maya Bursary will know it’s ‘from him’, so it will make people wonder who he was and how he is impacting their life.

    Print out the PDF to the right and mail it to: Camosun College Foundation – 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2C1

    OR, you can go directly to their secure web page and donate online!!  Just check off ‘scholarships & bursaries’ and specify “Maya Tello-Wrigley“.

    Thanks to all our customers and friends that have been so kind and supportive during that especially difficult time .  It’s sad that more people are finding out about him due to this tragedy, but in this way, he’s still reaching out and impacting and touching many people in that special way he had.Maya's Bursary

    Thanks in advance for your support and assistance in helping us keep his spirit alive.  We will always miss him, his smile and positive energy at the shop.

    As of July 2011, we raised $3000 – which will give bursaries to 12 student over a six year span – thank you, all you amazing people that made it possible!  Bits and bobs have been added over the years, too.

    Huge and Massive thanks to: Natalie Bishop, Steve Mitchell (Electra rep), SIMBS, our landlord: Hoy Sun Ning Benevolent Society, Uber Performance Products, Swagman, Tama Recker, Lisa Recker, Liberty Mulkani, Bob McInnis, Jarryd Rees, Martin Lind, Diana Hayes, Joel Ridewood, Mario Tello, Javier Tello and Aggy Zay (who have brought in a whopping $885 in a month by running a marathon and asking for pledges to be sent to the Bursary), The Centre for Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh, UK, and Fabio Simony, and some anonymous customers that generously gave large sums!!


    aMayamaya @ Big O Tires - copyright Martin Lind

    August 2010 Maya and Ale-N.Parkrama maya javiermaya & javier