for Carl Hart Legacy Fund
Following the tragic untimely death of their son Carl, Jim and Rosemary Hart have decided to create the Carl Hart Legacy Fund in his memory for the benefit of Haida youth.
Carl grew up sharing his time between Vancouver, Pasley and Haida Gwaii. He graduated from Fraser Academy and enjoyed soccer, school track and Moksha Yoga. He was known for his gentle kindness, generous spirit and huge smile. He loved lending a helping hand and making people happy, caring deeply for those around him, especially his mother. Carl's artistic talents shone working with his father, brother, cousin and friends carving on Haida art pieces, such as the 'Celebration of Bill Reid Pole', at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery and the 'The Scream Too' monumental Dance Screen destined for the Michael Audain Museum opening in Whistler, BC.
The goal in establishing the fund is to build an endowment whose investment earnings can be used to support youth oriented programs on Haida Gwaii. Initially this support will be directed to the local Lepas Bay Rediscovery Camp. This program gives young people a chance to reconnect with the land, their culture and their communities. Carl was fortunate in attending this twice in his life. He loved going to this special place out on the West Coast of Haida Gwaii. It is a multi-generational experience that is away from electricity and all the stresses that come with the fast paced life.
The endowment fund will be managed by the Gwaii Trust. The Trust has $130 Million under administration, with proven investment performance and low administration costs. The Gwaii Trust has also generously offered to match all donations to Carl's Legacy Fund dollar for dollar up to at least $250,000. The Fund has received over $50,000 in donations and pledges to date, which will turn into $100,000 thanks to the Gwaii Trust's match.
You are invited to send your contribution to The Carl Hart Legacy Fund, Northern Savings Credit Union, 1663 Main St., PO Box 94, Massett, BC V0T 1M0 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Rosemary Hart (604) 314-8723 or email: email@example.com
I/We Miss you Carl.
Your Spirit will forever live on...
Keep flying and soaring up wherever you are Blue-Eyed-Raven...