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.