Do you remember how much fun the “field trip” was when you were in school? Do you recall that is was even more fun if the trip was to a natural space like a park? Do you have a large group or a special topic? Did you know that this experience is not available to many youth today? Every year thousands of school students, seniors and people with challenges are not able to visit our regional parks. Why? Because there is no funding to charter a bus.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Pacific Parklands Foundation is pleased to announce our new bus program! This program will connect children, youth organizations, community centers, seniors groups and organizations that support people with disabilities or who experience other barriers to experiencing nature.
George Ross loved trees and walking along the forested trails of our regional parks.
He lived for many years in Burnaby and treasured his time outdoors. He wanted to express his deep love for our regional parks by leaving a gift in his will. George was a true visionary for our parks.
When George Ross passed away, he left an extraordinary legacy for future generations.
George’s $2.8 million bequest in his will is a gift that will just keep on giving for many years to come.
Gordon Smith was dedicated to serving people and the environment and was one of the finest people many of us ever met. He was passionate about stream and wetland stewardship and very active in conservation projects in Aldergrove and Delta.
To inspire others to follow his path, his friends and colleagues have initiated the “Gordon Smith Youth Environmental Stewardship Award”. This endowment fund provides an annual bursary to a student for his/her contribution to conservation in the region.
The Dr. M. Wosk Environmental Leadership Award was established by the Pacific Parklands Foundation for the development of youth leadership in 2006. The leadership fund is used to engage, train and empower today’s youth with the skills necessary for the future sustainability of our spectacular city and regional parks.
Participants will have training in ecological issues and environmental preservation as well as the organizational and communication skills necessary to make a profound difference. The impact of their work will be felt by all as they grow to become the leaders of the future.