G.H.S.  Bursary Fund


  • Be registered at a post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate financial need – you should also be applying for OSAP if you are applying for this fund
  • Complete Part A of the application form (link below). Part B of the application will need to be completed next fall during your first semester of post-secondary studies.


  • The value and number of recipients of the award varies each year. Decisions will be made by the bursary committee in November.
  • Recipients will receive their bursary by December of their first year at a post-secondary institution. Submit application through the link below.

GHS Bursary Application



** For MOST of these awards you will need to complete the application online.  Use the link provided to access the application form.
** Unless otherwise noted, deadline for all applications in this section is May 31st.
OPSEU Local 380 Bursary
  • Graduating student pursuing post-secondary education in the field of Developmental Services (e.g. Developmental Services Worker, Social Work, ECE, Behavioural Sciences), Allied Health Professionals (e.g. Lab/Imaging Technologist, Occupational or Physiotherapist etc…), Hospital Office and Clerical Positions or Heavy Equipment Operators and Mechanics
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Value of the award: $500
  • Deadline – May 31st
  • Please submit application via the Google Form link
OPSEU LOCAL 380 Bursary
Application includes a brief essay including the following details…
• Tell us about the program you are going into
• Why you think you should be the recipient of this bursary
• Your version of why unions are important in our workplaces today, the good that has come
from unionized workplaces, as well as a little history of why unions came to be in the first
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW Muskoka Charitable Trust)
  • Female student pursuing postsecondary education at college or university
  • Good academic standing (shows academic potential)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Proof of enrollment at post-secondary institution
Canadian Federation of University Women
Peter and Eve Willis Bursary Fund
  • Pursuing post-secondary education in construction or a related field (e.g. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, heavy equipment operations…)
  • Full time program at a publicly funded college or trade school with goal of obtaining a diploma or certificate
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Resident of South Muskoka
 $3500  Peter and Eve Willis Bursary Fund – Application Form
Choquette Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide proof of enrolment at a post-secondary institution
  • Be a permanent resident / Canadian citizen
$5000 to support one student in their first year of study at a university or college
Choquette Family Foundation Scholarship application
This application requires submissions of a hand written note outlining the following details.
Please submit your handwritten letter to Ms. Humphries by May 31st 2022. 
-Their immediate post-secondary plans (name of program, location, length of study)
– Why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship (include a description of your financial need)
– How would this scholarship assist you in reaching your goals?
– How you would use this scholarship to enhance your / others lives?
Public Property Assessment Network
  • In good standing academically and non-academically with your high school
  • Attend college, university or an apprenticeship program within Ontario in 2021
  • See application form for additional selection criteria
  • Please send your completed package in a single PDF file format, with your name included in the
    file name and on the cover page, by May 20, 2022 to:
    Donna Edwards
    Central East Regional Chair
    [email protected]
Ontario Public Property Assessment Application
Deadline – May 20, 2022
Elexicon Dockside Festival of the Arts Award
  • Preference given to a student pursuing post-secondary studies in visual arts, music, drama etc…
No application necessary
Gravenhurst Family Physicians Scholarship
  • Current student at G.H.S.
  • Be accepted for admission as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate community involvement
Gravenhurst Family Physicians Scholarship
Muskoka First Aid Award
  • Student graduating from GHS who is entering a post secondary program in health science, science degree, education, physical education or health care profession
Please submit an email to Julie Charters-owner and educator at Muskoka First Aid Training.
In the email, include information about where you plan to attend school and why. Please describe why you should be chosen for this award. (This is your moment to shine-don’t be shy!)
Things that you could include are your grades and or awards at school, work experience to prepare you for your field as well as if you have had any school or community involvement.
Submit you application email by May 31st to Ms. Julie Charters at [email protected]
Gravenhurst Lions Club Bursary
  • Current student at G.H.S.
  • Be accepted for admission as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution
2 awards – $1500 each
Gravenhurst Lions Club – Bursary Application 2022 
Please complete application form and submit to Ms. Humphries or the email address below:
[email protected]
Gravenhurst Rotary Club
Applicant must:
  • be a resident of Gravenhurst or attending school in Gravenhurst
  • be planning a post-secondary education at a University or College or, be upgrading or developing new skills in a program leading to a certificate, or entering an apprenticeship in a skilled trade.
  • show a financial need
Rotary Club Bursary Application – 2022
** NOTE: Deadline is June 30th
For more information visit:
Independent Order of Oddfellows
  • Pursuing post-secondary studies at the college or university level
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Bursary provided once proof of attendance at post-secondary institution is confirmed
The size of the award will be determined by current interest rates (Note: $500 awarded to each recipient in 2019).
2 annual awards (1 for male student and 1 for female student)
 The John Cats Memorial Award
  • Graduating Student
  • Demonstrates good academic standing (80% average in graduating year)
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Proof of registration at a post-secondary institution (prior to receiving the award money)
The John Cats Memorial Award

At the end of your application, write a few paragraphs indicating your post-secondary plans and how these funds will help you pursue your education.

Kris Clement Award
  • Must be a graduate of Gravenhurst High School
  • Preference would be given to a resident of Gravenhurst but not limited to
  • Provide proof of registration at a post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program
Kris Clement Award
Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award
  • Given to one student from each secondary school
  • Recognizes exemplary student involvement in the community
*Update*- Please apply to this award by submitting a Google Doc to the link below. 
Click here to submit a detailed list outlining the volunteer opportunities you have been engaged in over the past 4-5 years. 
This list should be submitted to the guidance office by May 31st.
Lindenfield Estate Bursary
  • Pursuing post-secondary education in a field related to human medicine (Health Sciences included)
Varies each year – note: $650 awarded to recipient in 2019
Lindenfield Estate Bursary
Literacy Society of South Muskoka
  • Current high school student pursuing post-secondary education
  • Demonstrate financial need
2 Awards of $500
Literacy Society of South Muskoka
McConnell Memorial Foundation Awards
  • Resident of Muskoka
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide proof of registration and attendance at a post-secondary institution
Numerous awards given valued at $1500 each
McConnell Bursary
Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Bursary
  • Student must demonstrate financial need to continue to their post-secondary education
  • Available to graduating students from:   GHS, BMLSS, and St. Doms and Parry Sound High
Deadline is BEFORE Friday April 15, 2022.
Please send your completed application and supporting documents to either Ms. Humphries OR the MLA office ([email protected]).

MLA Bursary Application 2022-2023 Academic Year

National Bank Financial Award
  • Supports students pursuing post-secondary studies
No Application Necessary
Nipissing University Award
  • Given to one student from each secondary school who has maintained at least a “B” average and has made an application to Nipissing University for the fall
Notify your guidance counsellor if you have applied to Nipissing
Ontario Power Generation Secondary School Student Achievement Award (SSSAA)
Awarded to a student who is pursuing post-secondary studies any of the following fields:  Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Nuclear), Sciences, Trades and Technology, Environment, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, or Business
  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Is of good academic standing (minimum B average)
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities and/or community volunteerism (Please submit a list of all your community involvement and extra-curricular activities with your completed application form)
  • Is legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation
  • Signed Consent and release form from recipient(s) along with their grad photo must be provided to the OPG rep for use in OPG reports and community ads
Two annual awards per Ontario Secondary School
$250 per award
Preference 1 male and 1 female award recipient per school
OSSTF Gravenhurst HS Excellence in Education Award
  • Given to a student(s) pursuing post-secondary education in social services or teaching – an interest in “working with kids”
  • Demonstrates financial need
Paul Irvine Memorial Athletic Award



  • Male athlete in graduating year pursuing post-secondary education
  • Post-secondary education does not need to be associated with athletics or sport
  • Has displayed athletic skill at a high level and has been committed to sport during his high school career (school and/or community sport)
Value of award varies each year

Note: $700 awarded to recipient in 2019

Paul Irvine Memorial Award in Athletics

Have a teacher-coach and/or community coach and/or another individual complete the form and submit it with a letter of support from the nominee.


Paul Irvine Memorial Art Award
  • Current GHS student pursuing study in visual arts field at the post-secondary level
  • (Apprenticing with a master craftsman may also be accepted as a post-secondary experience)
Value of award varies each year

Note: $700 awarded to recipient in 2019

Fill out a self-nomination form and submit to guidance

Paul Irvine Memorial Award in Visual Arts

Present a portfolio of 5-10 original works of art for Dr. and Mrs. Irvine to examine


Retired Teachers of Muskoka Bursary
  • Awarded to a student who is in financial need and will graduate from a Muskoka School
  • money must be used for post-secondary school, including apprenticeships or post-secondary personal development programs (not necessary to be going into the education field to apply)
$3000 ** New – all applications must be emailed in PDF format to Mrs. Pat Schofield at: [email protected]

Deadline Tuesday April 26, 2022

** If internet/email access is an issue, please contact Mrs. Schofield directly at 705 646 9814 to make other arrangements.

See application for detailed instructions.

Retired Teachers Bursary 2022

Robinson Haulage
  • Graduating student pursuing work, apprenticeship or diploma in mechanics, heavy equipment operations or related trade.
  • Demonstrate financial need
$500 No Application Necessary
Robinson Quarry
  • Graduating student interested in environmental studies
  • Demonstrate passion (first), financial need (second) and be in good academic standing (third criteria)
$500 No Application Necessary

Rotaract Scholarship
  • Recipient should be a hard working student with a “B” average who is looking to further their educational experience in an apprenticeship, college or university.
$500 No Application Necessary

Russell and Elizabeth Cooke Bursary
  • Be a resident of the area municipality administered by the Town of Gravenhurst and have a minimum average of 65%
  • Current high school student – must provide proof of registration and attendance at a University
Approx. $2000 (may be split between two deserving candidates) Russell and Elizabeth Cooke Bursary
Simcoe East District Women’s Institute


  • Graduating student
  • Demonstrate financial need
$200 No Application Necessary

Stan Darling Environmental Scholarship Fund
  • Student must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a Canadian University or College, must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident and have demonstrated outstanding environmental commitment involving community service and leadership during their time at high school
  • Demonstrated academic achievement and participation in volunteer and extracurricular activities at school or in the community
$1500 Stan Darling Environmental Scholarship

Town of Gravenhurst OPSEU Local 325 Union Employees
  • Current GHS student pursuing post-secondary education
  • Demonstrates inclusivity, community involvement and civic pride
2 awards given – $250 each Town of Gravenhurst OPSEU Local 325

Town of Gravenhurst Community Contribution Award
  • A resident from within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Town of Gravenhurst graduating from Gravenhurst High School and proceeding to further post-secondary education or presently on a “gap” year and have applied or will be applying to attend a post-secondary program.
  • Currently or previously has been involved in not-for-profit or community programs within the jurisdiction of the Town of Gravenhurst
  • Takes an active interest in their community and continues to demonstrate good citizenship
$2000 Online Application

Complete the online application.

Submit an essay, maximum of 750 words, minimum of 500 words, on the topic below:

2022 Topic – How would you make your town better?

Applicants must also include a letter of support from an education professional such as a principal, teacher, or guidance counsellor.


West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance Company Award
  • Graduating Student
  • Continuing their education in a post-secondary institution
  • Pursuing education in the Agricultural Field or a student who may not qualify for other awards but is a deserving recipient
$500  West Wawanosh Bursary
Gravenhurst Farmer’s Market Wendy Boland Award
Preference given to someone pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field at college or university (e.g. veterinary studies, arborist, wildlife/forestry conservation,  beekeeper, fisheries, plant biologist, landscaping, water conservationist, etc…)
(Food service/hospitality & tourism will be considered as secondary criteria)
No application necessary
The George Guppy Memorial Award
  • Demonstrates financial need.
  • Preference given to a student pursuing their post-secondary pathway in the automotive industry or another skilled trade.
  • The successful applicant will have made a positive social impact in their school and/or community.
  • At the end of the application, please write a few paragraphs highlighting your social impact and outlining your post-secondary plans. Please explain how these funds will help you to pursue your education or career path.
George Guppy Memorial Award – Application


** These awards are given out each year at graduation.

** No applications are required – see criteria provided for each award below. 

** Departmental awards are selected by GHS staff.

Governor General’s Award
  • The most prestigious academic award.
  • A bronze medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduation from a secondary school.
  • The average includes all grade 11 and grade 12 courses as listed on the student’s official Transcript of Grades issued by the ministry of education. The average cannot be anticipated; it must be calculated based on final marks
  • Equitable access for the entire student population is an important aspect of the medal’s value. Regardless of the stream or the subjects chosen, all students are eligible for consideration upon graduation.
  • Courses taken after graduation to upgrade marks are not to be included.
Hazelwood Senior Proficiency Awards
  • Student must be in Grade 12
  • Must have an average of over 75% in 5 subjects and have earned proficiency points through their extracurricular involvement in clubs, teams etc…
  • GHS staff advisor for each extracurricular activity awards proficiency points
  • GHS staff selects recipient(s) of Hazelwood Award(s)
Ontario Scholar
  • Average of 80% or greater in six grade 12 courses
Principal’s Prize for Student Leadership
  • Demonstrated leadership while attending Gravenhurst HS
  • Please submit a written statement to your guidance counsellor to indicate that you wish to be considered for this award.  Statement must include why you are a suitable candidate and list examples that demonstrate your leadership.
  • $200
SHSM Award
  • Presented to a student who has earned the SHSM red seal endorsement and has demonstrated a strong commitment to a career in either the Health & Wellness sector or the Hospitality and Tourism sector.
  • $200 (may be split between two recipients)
Silver Moon Rebekah Lodge Award
  • Graduating student who has demonstrated a noticeable improvement in academics, leadership and/or participation in student life at GHS
  • $250
Legacy for Alex Memorial Bursary
  • Presented to a graduating student who has overcome adversity in their high school career
  • $500
  • GHS staff selects recipient(s)
Student Council Award
  • Student who has made an outstanding contribution to school life over the years and demonstrates involvement in school activities
  • $300
Thornton Award
  • Graduating student who has made the most outstanding contribution to school life over their years
  • Average of 65% or more
  • One of the highest honours that may be bestowed upon a GHS student
  • Students are nominated by their peers in their graduating class




Gordon Sloan Memorial Music Award

Presented by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst

Presented to a graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to the music program. 


Doreen Phillip Memorial Music Award Awarded to a graduating student who has a love and appreciation for music. $200
GHS Arts Person of the Year Celebrates the artist who has made significant contributions to the arts scene at GHS in this school year. Recipients of this award support the work of their peers and are often talented in several different areas – drama, music and visual arts.
GHS Drama Award Presented to a graduating student for their contribution to the drama club through their years at GHS.


Edge Imaging Fine Arts Award


Presented to a student seeking to pursue an arts program at a post-secondary institution. Student demonstrates financial need. Recipient selected by visual arts teacher.





TD Canada Trust Business Program Award Presented to a graduating student who has completed business courses at the high school level and has plans to pursue business at the post-secondary level.

$300 awarded in 2019



GHS Geography/Environmental Studies Award Presented to a senior student who has the highest mark in Grade 12 Geography.


GHS Canadian and World Studies Award Presented to a senior student having attained the highest mark in Grade 11 or 12 humanities.


Norm Miller Award Presented to the student who has achieved academic excellence and is pursuing post- secondary education in history, law or political science.


Muskoka Law Association Bursary Presented to the student who has the highest mark in senior law (college or university pathway) or who has an interest in pursuing a law-related program.


Will Davidson Scholarship Presented to a student who demonstrates an interest and proficiency in law course(s).





GHS University English Award Presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 university English.


GHS College English Award Presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 college English.


GHS Workplace English Award Presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 workplace English.


GHS French Award Presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 University French.





GHS University Math Award Presented to a student who experienced a high level of success in at least two Grade 12 University math courses and has a genuine interest in the field of mathematics.


GHS College Math Award Presented to a student who experienced a high level of success in the Grade 12 College math course and has a genuine interest in the field of mathematics.





GHS Health and Physical Education Award Presented to a graduating student who has participated in phys-ed classes throughout their high school career and has received high marks in those classes while having a positive attitude and strong work ethic.


GHS Kinesiology Award Presented to the student with the highest mark in Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology.





GHS University Science Award Presented to a student who has completed at least 2 of the 3 Grade 12 University science courses.The student will have shown academic excellence in combination with a genuine curiosity and interest in the process of science.


GHS College Science Award Presented to a student who has completed at least 2 of the senior college science courses and demonstrates skills and knowledge that would make them a good technician in an employment setting.





CUPE 997 Graduation Award Presented to a graduating student who has struggled and succeeded with the help of special education.


Derek Vebrugge Memorial Award Eligible students must have demonstrated community involvement, improved academic standing each year, enjoyed co-op work experience, and benefited from support from the Special Education Department (IEP).


GHS Student Services Award for Accomplishment


Recognizes a graduating student who has had an impact on the students at GHS.


GHS Student Services Award for Peer Assistance Recognizes a graduating student, who as a peer assistant, either through peer tutoring or a co-operative education work placement, has made a positive impact on GHS students with special needs.





Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Award
  • Graduating student
  • Taken Co-op at GHS
  • Attending post-secondary, completing an apprenticeship or moving in to the workplace in an area related to the Co-op experience.


(Chosen by Chip Loughead and the Co-op Co-ordinator)

Ontario Co-operative Education Award
  • Taken co-op at GHS and be in their final graduating year
  • Most Outstanding Individual in his/her placement and registered at a post-secondary institution related to their Co-op experience


Employment North Award Presented to a graduating student going directly into the world of work following high school.


OYAP – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Award Presented to a graduating student who made an outstanding contribution to the Accelerated OYAP program.  The student must be continuing his/her apprenticeship following secondary school.





The Bruce Robertson Automotive Technology Award Presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an eagerness to learn, who is mechanically inclined, and is a team player with leadership potential.


GHS Automotive Technology Award Presented to a graduating student whose progress has been outstanding in technology throughout his/her 4 years of high school.


GHS Construction Technology Award Presented to a graduating student whose progress has been outstanding in technology throughout his/her 4 years of high school.


GHS Hospitality and Tourism Award Presented to the student who has been actively involved in the hospitality program and academically excels in the area of hospitality and tourism.

Gift value – $100

Canadian Tire Gravenhurst Car Show Award

Graduating student pursuing post-secondary studies in an automotive trade.


GHS Yearbook Award of Merit Presented to a student in the yearbook class for his/her outstanding contributions to the Tatler, to honour their dedication, creativity, teamwork and positive attitude.



** Please see specific criteria provided below.  All of this applications are sent directly to the overseeing organization/group.




Bala Cranberry Festival Awards and Scholarships


Open to students living in the Township of Muskoka Lakes and surrounding area.

Four (4) bursary opportunities for academic include: Orville Johnston Memorial, Weismiller Skilled Trade, Isaac Taylor Memorial, & Mature Student.

Two (2) bursary opportunities for non academic include: Sport and Performing Arts.

Applications are open till June 22 2022.

Apply online at www.balacranberryfestival.on.ca/bursaries

 Bracebridge Agricultural Society Bursary


Current GHS student pursuing post-secondary studies or an apprenticeship in the field of agriculture, veterinary studies, biotechnology, family studies, environmental science or a related field. up to $1000 Applications to be completed and mailed by May 31st, 2022

Bracebridge Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 53, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1T5

Bracebridge Agricultural Society Bursary Application

Bracebridge Agricultural Society – Application Guidelines 2022

 CWA Foundation (Canadian Welding)


Supporting students with their post-secondary welding education https://www.cwbweldingfoundation.org/awards

Charlie Esson Stewardship Bursary

Must demonstrate acceptance into a recognized college or university program in one of the specified Natural Sciences (Biology, Forestry, Environmental Studies) or related Technologies (Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Engineering) $2000 Complete an application form with two supporting letters of recommendation.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume along with their application.

Please view the complete application form via the link below:

Esson Bursary Application

Deadline is Friday May 13, 2022 at 4pm

Clinch Estate Bursary

Live within a 50 mile radius of Port Carling (this includes Gravenhurst)

Current high school student registered and attending university or pursuing a university program at a college

Approx. $500 in previous years Complete this Application: Clinch Estate Scholarship

Application deadline is June 30th of current school year.

Apply directly to Scotiatrust via email : [email protected]

Applications to the attention of Lee-Anne Hall, for our consideration and approval.

“Please impress upon the
applicants that it is important that they fully complete the form and attach as much supporting
documentation as possible”

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Open to students from the area served by Muskoka East Parry Sound Health Services.

Student must be pursuing education in the Health Sciences Field.

$500-$1000 Completed application should be sent by students to the Foundation office by mail, fax, or email by Friday April 22, 2022  by 4 p.m.

Applications can be forwarded by the student to:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation – Scholarship Committee, 4-100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7, T: 789-4756, Email:

[email protected]

Huntsville Hospital Foundation – Application


Kiwanis-Staples Scholarship The candidate should be a student that shows desire, commitment and initiative
for the field of choice.

The student chosen may not be a relative of a Kiwanis member or a Staples

$5000 Kiwanis – Staples Scholarship Application Form

Applications due before deadline of April 4, 2022.

Send Completed Applications to:Rick Brooks, PLG
Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka
1250 Billie Bear Road
Huntsville, ON P1H 2J6
[email protected]

Ontario Provincial Police Youth Foundation Bursary

Graduating student pursuing post-secondary program in an apprenticeship, college or university.

Demonstrate financial need and academic ability.

Participation in OPP summer camp program is optional.

Two bursaries ($1000 each) for each OPP region in Ontario

GHS is located in the central region

Application Deadline –  Prior to May 20, 2022

OPP Youth Foundation Bursaries – Application Form

Professional Engineers of Ontario Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter


Engineering Scholarship

Academic performance

Student must be accepted into a recognized engineering program at an Ontario university.

Community involvement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions…

Up to $3000 available PEO-SM Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Aug. 31st of each year.

Please visit the link below for additional information.


Please send the completed form and attachments to the Education Director at: [email protected]

Storwell’s Foster Children Bursary Program Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having Storwell verify the same.

Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of Sept.

Canadian or American Citizen or Permanent Resident

Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application

Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.

Annual Bursary Available
Application and complete list of instructions available at the link below.

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Student Scholarship

Must be graduating from GHS, BMLSS or ST. Doms.must be in the process of applying to a recognized post-secondary school in the Health Sciences field.

Best candidates will have contributed to their school and community in a volunteer or participatory capacity.

$1000 See link below for requirements and online application form.

Application Form

Township of Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association Bursary

Reside in the Township of Muskoka Lakes (Glen Orchard, Bala, Port Carling) $750 Complete an application form – student to send the application to the Association.

Township of Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association Bursary application

Applications are due by May 15th

Don McBain Memorial Award Indigenous student pursuing first year of post-secondary studies Three $5000 scholarships available to indigenous students from Ontario Don McBain Memorial Award – Online Application


Check with your parent or guardian employers.  They often have awards or bursaries for children of their employees.

Check out these websites as well:

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