Make a gift on behalf of someone special, in celebration of a special occasion, or in honour of a colleague, friend or family member. It could be for birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries. Retirements or a person’s legacy. It could even be a teacher’s recognition gift!
Please contact us to make a donation in honour of colleagues, friends or family members.
Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society, Box 363, Slocan, BC V0G 2C0
Your gift will be acknowledged promptly as appropriate with cards sent out to the honourees with your direction. A personal message may be included if you wish.
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In Honour of ALEX BERLAND
SVCLS Board Chair 2012 - 2021
Alex Berland was a member of the first elected board of the Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society, selected at the AGM of April 2012. He was elected as chair of the board in May of 2012, and went on to serve a full nine year term with the organization in that capacity.
His excellent leadership and commitment to the cause were an example to all of us who served with him on the board over the years. He was able to balance a vision for what the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund could be with the realities of being a small non-profit in a rural location. He kept the team focused and inspired through a variety of both challenges and successes. He always said, “The Legacy Society has two jobs: getting money and giving it away”, and that certainly helped keep us on track!
When Alex stepped down from the board in June of 2021, fellow board members wanted to recognize his contribution in a meaningful way, and so we organized a donation in his honour to the administration fund of the Society, raising over $2500. Alex, being Alex, added a donation of his own to the fund, for which we are most grateful.
Although no longer on the board of the SVCLS, Alex continues his work as a volunteer, with the Mid-Main Community Health Centre in Vancouver and with Oasis for Posterity, a rural education project in Bangladesh. He can also be found quietly lending a hand at local Slocan Valley events.
Smoke in the Valley
In Honour of GOAT MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Selena Hudson, collage artist, lives and works in California but grew up in the Slocan Valley. In the summer of 2021 she returned to visit New Denver where she hosted a show of her work at The Hidden Garden Gallery from August 3 – 8. Selena has generously donated the proceeds from the sales of her work at that show to the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund. She chose to make her donation in honour of Goat Mountain School, a parent-run school she attended as a child.
Evelyn Goodell, current SVCLS board member and former teacher, remembers teaching Selena as a pre-schooler, and is thrilled with her contribution, and those of other former Goat Mountain students. “The thoughtfulness and care for our valley and the support of the Legacy Fund by these young (well, they are now in the 50’s!) people makes me very happy”.
Goat Mountain School was started in 1972 by a group of parents and ran until 1978. (This is the time frame Selena attended.) The school enjoyed a second run from 1994 to 2001.
During both incarnations, the school was a publicly funded independent parent co-operative school and enjoyed community involvement and support. Parents and students share very fond memories of a creative, important, fun and meaningful project.
The SVLF is very grateful for this thoughtful support of our work.