Categorized | News

Boulets to speak at Community Foundation dinner

Toby and Bernadine Boulet are keynote speakers at the Friends of the Foundation dinner on Thursday, March 19.

Every year, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta hosts its Friends of the Foundation dinner.
This year’s dinner will take place on Thursday, March 19 at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre in Lethbridge.
Bernadine and Toby Boulet will be the guest speakers, sharing stories about their son, Logan, and how the endowment fund they established at the Community Foundation in Logan’s name will help to sustain his legacy by giving back to the community.
Logan Boulet was one of 16 victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018.
As an organ donor, Logan saved six lives, and inspired hundreds of thousands of Canadians to also register to become organ donors.
“Logan knew, as we all know, that ‘service is the rent you pay to live your life.’ We know that Logan served so many, and we want to continue this legacy of service to our community,” said Toby Boulet.
Last summer, the Boulets established the Logan Boulet Endowment Fund at the community foundation, as another way to sustain their son’s legacy of giving.
This donor-advised fund will grant to organizations chosen by the Boulet family, and will provide support for causes that Logan was passionate about, including organ donation, youth participation in sport, and the Special Olympics.
“Logan was raised to give back, and his giving spirit has had a tremendous impact on our community and our nation,” said Charleen Davidson, community foundation executive director. “We are honored to have Bernie and Toby speak at our dinner and share with our guests how we are going to incorporate Logan’s legacy into the work we do at the Community Foundation,”
The Friends of the Foundation dinner is an opportunity to highlight some of its achievements in the previous year
In 2019, charitable giving through the community foundation supported 142 charities and initiatives throughout southwestern Alberta and beyond with about $800,000 in grants through its endowments and grants programs.
These grants reflect the generosity of the community foundation’s donors, and evoke the giving, caring spirit that helps make the community of southwestern Alberta flourish.
“Logan is just our son, but we recognize that he has become so much more to many people,” Toby Boulet said. “We want people to realize he was so much more than just a hockey player. We want to share his legacy of kindness and giving.”
Tickets for the Friends of the Foundation dinner can be purchased from CFLSA2020.eventbrite.ca or by contacting the community foundation office at 403-328-5297 or office@cflsa.ca.

Comments are closed.