Dustin Pidborochynski Memorial Fund

The Dustin Pidborochynski Memorial Fund has been established in memory of lifetime Northerner and Journeyman Welder Dustin Pidborochynski, who passed away tragically on July 6, 2019, only weeks after being hired as a Welding Instructor at École St. Patrick High School. Dustin was excited to be joining the teaching team at the school after many  years of honing his craft at the NWT’s diamond mines. He couldn’t wait to start sharing his experience and expertise with the next generation of Northern trades professionals. Dustin had already devoted himself to working with the young welding competitors at the 2019 Skills Canada NWT Territorial Competition, and had recently taken over the role of Volunteer Welding Technical Expert with Skills Canada NWT. In honour of Dustin’s life and passion for the welding trade, the Pidborochynski family is accepting donations to the Dustin Pidborochynski Memorial Fund. All funds raised will support the $1,500 Dustin Pidborochynski Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a student who has shown dedication to welding, and who has chosen to pursue a welding apprenticeship in the NWT. Reace in Peace, Dustin. Click here to donate to the Dustin Pidborochynski Memorial Scholarship.