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Legacy Tree grows on memories

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“It’s not how much you give but

how much love we put into giving.” 

- Mother Teresa

 

Would you consider a unique lasting way to recognize a special someone or event?  To commemorate that special someone with a lasting memory?  The Legacy Tree will be a special and unique way to do so. 

The Legacy tree will be displayed permanently and prominently in the BCF near the Art Galley. Each leaf is a work of art, crafted in iron by a local artist with a personalized message laser echoed in each.  Taken as a whole it will be an impressive sight.

“There are so many benefits to charitable giving;  Doing something to help someone else, being part of something bigger and noble,” said Fundraising Cabinet chair Hansine Kostelecky.

“The Legacy Tree is a unique opportunity as it will allow you a chance to create a living memory.”

She has supported the Legacy Tree as a dedication to her father and her fond memories of him.  Even long before she came to make the valley her home, she recalls his feelings about Drumheller.

“My dad was an awesome guy who had boundless energy and always carried a smile,” she recalls.

“When we travelled through Drumheller, years before I lived here, he said ‘they should put a dome over Drumheller from the tops of the badlands and make it a year round fair weather resort.’ It is kind of foreshadowing that he liked Drumheller and then I came to live here.” 

“He will never see the Legacy Leaf but his grand kids will and it makes me feel good to inscribe his name for years to come.  My dad was also a tree-lover so it is fitting that it will be engraved on a leaf.”

Her story is not unique, many others in the community are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to remember a loved one, while at the same time support the recreation and education opportunities provided in a facility like the BCF to area families. They are aiming for 100 or more community members to participate in the Legacy tree.

The Legacy tree will be displayed permanently and prominently in the BCF near the Art Galley. Each leaf is a work of art, crafted in iron by a local artist with a personalized message laser echoed in each.  Taken as a whole it will be an impressive sight.

To allow for as much participation as possible on the Legacy Tree, there are two leaf prices at $500 and $1,000.  You may split your payments monthly from April to December and you may make your payment with credit card. Please contact Alison Roppel at 403-901-6434 or stop by the BCF for information and a donor brochure.  Information must be provided for your inscriptions by April 30, so the artist may complete the inscriptions and assembly of the tree for a June unveiling at the BCF.

 

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