Gardening society leaves legacy for Kwantlen horticulture students
THE North Shore Gardens Contest Society in Vancouver has created an endowment for Kwantlen Polytechnic University horticulture students with a demonstrated interest in civic beautification.
After 22 years, the society has decided to discontinue its organization but, before doing so, its members wished to leave a horticultural legacy by donating $10,000 for Kwantlen scholarships.
“Since Expo ’86, we have noticed a huge increase in interest in commercial and residential gardening,” said Dirk Oostindie of the North Shore Gardens Contest Society. “And we believe that our garden contests and annual tours played a crucial role. By leaving a legacy to Kwantlen’s horticulture program, we are hoping that Metro Vancouver communities will continue to derive the benefit from our society for years to come.”
The $10,000 donation will be matched by the Kwantlen Foundation for a total investment of $20,000. The North Shore Gardens Contest Society Legacy Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed 45 credits of Kwantlen’s landscape design and installation program.
For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.kwantlen.ca/foundation, or call (604) 599-2010.