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Our donors

Thank you to our 2018 donors!

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is pleased to acknowledge the generous donations made in 2018 by donors who contributed $1,000 or more to the following areas of interest.

 

Legacy gifts

Since 2006, the following legacy gifts were established to provide sustainable funding for park conservation and recreation programming. 

Alexandra Park

  • Barbara Rogers Endowment

Charleson Park

  • Rev. Valerie Day-Bostrom Conservation Endowment

Coal Harbour Park

  • Galina Tsvasman Conservation Endowment
  • Lee Family Conservation Endowment

Coopers Park

  • Jan Marie Boyd Park Conservation Endowment

David Lam Park

  • Andrew and Louisa Raphael Conservation Endowment
  • Rani Chan Conservation Endowment

Devonian Harbour Park

  • Byrne Family Conservation Endowment

Douglas Park 

  • Pearson Family Recreation Endowment

English Bay Beach

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Hassan Samaeian Legacy Endowment
  • Marlene Karas Cossever Conservation Endowment
  • Max Milaney Conservation Endowment
  • Pospischil Family Conservation Endowment
  • Stanchev Family Conservation Endowment

Fraser River Park

  • Boyd Family Conservation Endowment
  • Diane Morrow Conservation Endowment

Hadden Park

  • Cathryn Elizabeth Falle Conservation Endowment
  • Lai Chun Ng Family Conservation Endowment
  • Patrick & Louise Foran Conservation Endowment
  • Schoch Family Conservation Endowment

Harbour Green Park

  • Gordon and Marlene Gervin Conservation Endowment
  • Kamarei Family Conservation Endowment
  • The Tuey Family Conservation Endowment

Hastings Mill Park

  • Spence Family Conservation Endowment

Hillcrest Park

  • Evan Sahmet Conservation Endowment
  • Sahmet Family Conservation Endowment

Jericho Beach Park

  • Lee Family Conservation Endowment 
  • McQueen Family Conservation Endowment
  • Russell Family Conservation Endowment

John Hendry Park

  • Rebecca Robbins Park Conservation Endowment

Kitsilano Beach Park

  • Dornan Family Conservation Endowment
  • Hung-Sheng Jimmy and Hsiu-Pi Nadia Chen Conservation Endowment
  • Johnson Recreation Endowment
  • Naylor Family Conservation Endowment

Langara Peripheral Park

  • Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar Conservation Endowment

Locarno Beach Park

  • Dolejsi Family Endowment
  • The Gagel Family Conservation Endowment

Morton Park

  • Loo Family Park Conservation Endowment

Point Grey Site Park at Trafalgar Street

  • Shirley and Bill Read Conservation Endowment

Prince Edward Park

  • Tootill Family Conservation Endowment

Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Carewick Family Conservation Endowment
  • Dr. Alphonsus Z. Hui Family Conservation Endowment
  • Ho Family Conservation Endowment
  • Leung Kiu Chun Park Conservation Endowment
  • Margery and Grant McDonald Family Conservation Endowment
  • Maté Family Park Conservation Endowment
  • Wong Family Conservation Endowment
  • Zorko and Esther Mavrovich Conservation Endowment

Quilchena Park

  • Haberl Family Park Conservation Endowment

Renfrew Park Community Centre

  • Estate of Gerald M. Howard

Spanish Banks Beach

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Dr. Robert Wilson and Marilyn Connock Conservation Endowment
  • Pat Placzek Conservation Endowment
  • Sourisseau Family Conservation Endowment

Stanley Park

  • Andrew and Crystal Johns Conservation Endowment
  • Arlenn and Eddie Conservation Endowment
  • Art and Jean Soper Family Conservation Endowment
  • Barb Brown Heron Habitat Conservation Endowment
  • Beedie Conservation Endowment
  • CF Moore Estate
  • Cumming Foundation
  • Dorothy and Paul Ryan Conservation Endowment
  • Down Conservation Endowment
  • Dr. JW Martin Kim Inc. Conservation Endowment
  • Howie Family Conservation Endowment
  • James E. Cooke Conservation Endowment
  • John Brown Family Conservation Endowment
  • Lai Wong Yee Mui Family Conservation Endowment
  • Lau Family Conservation Endowment
  • MacPherson Family Conservation Endowment
  • Mercer/Snook Family Conservation Endowment
  • Merilees Trail Conservation Endowment
  • Michael and Patricia Fong Conservation Endowment
  • Mower Family Conservation Endowment
  • Phelps Park Conservation Endowment
  • Rosa Selent Conservation Endowment
  • Sharon Margaret and Robert Roy Tustin Family Conservation Endowment
  • Spooner Family Conservation Endowment

Sunset Beach Park

  • Tod Thomas Podollan Conservation Endowment

Recreation

  • Herbert Wong Recreation Endowment
  • Gene Mar Endowment for Youth Golf Access

 

Enhancements

The following parks were enhanced thanks to the generosity of the following families, foundations, and community organizations.

Calisthenic Play Zone - equipment upgrade

  • Mark Lysyshyn

Douglas Park - playground renewal

  • Douglas Park Community Centre Association

Granville Park - playground renewal

  • Aoyuan Management Services (BC) Ltd.

Stanley Park Lawn Bowling – greens and club improvements​

  • Barrie Wharton (The Estate of)

Queen Elizabeth Park - in-kind donation

  • Ice Age Glacial Water Company

Beach equipment

  • Saul Lighter (in memory of)

Stanley Park - Harry Jerome Memorial Statue

  • Vancouver Foundation

Stanley Park Conservation

  • Victor Willman

George Wainborn Park – Irish Monument

  • Patrick Lydon

Vancouver Parks Foundation

  • Vancouver Foundation

Stanley Park – Lost Lagoon Habitat

  • Al Roadburg Foundation

Stanley Park – Window Reflectors Bird Preservation

  • Anonymous

Queen Elizabeth Park – Tree planting

  • Barrie Wharton (The estate of)

 

Tributes

The following tributes received contributions of $1,000 or more.

  • Claire E. Culhane
  • Colleen Sarber
  • Florence Leung
  • Justin Hovis
  • Paul E. Porter
  • Sau Wong and Ken Chong Mah
  • Urban Nelson
  • Richard Genovese

 

Dedications

The following parks received donations towards park benches or picnic tables to honour a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. 

Cardero Park

  • Faramarz Bogzaran
  • Ula Hartner
  • Stella Lee
  • Pamela McKinnon
  • Cynthia Pao

Charleson Park 

  • Elisabeth Bogner
  • Mihoko Lord
  • Loriy Rock

Coopers Park

  • Maximizer (Canada) Inc.

David Lam Park

  • Gerard Man

Douglas Park

  • Marcus Goodwin

English Bay Beach

  • Christian Dénarié
  • Miladin and Yadranka Gordic
  • Ammar Izziddin
  • LJR/MES
  • Victor Willman
  • Gloria Kam Yung Ho (in memory of)

Fraser River Park

  • Carla Gheyle
  • Margaret Manyk

Glen Park

  • Sandra Mathison

Granville Loop Park

  • John and Helen Deitch

Hadden Park

  • Lawrence Barr
  • Barry Forbes
  • Terriss Family

Harbour Green Park

  • Monika Gehring
  • Emma Payne
  • Michelle Stanford

Hastings Park 

  • Ivo Katnich

Jericho Beach Park

  • Amy Charalambopoulos
  • A. Edward Hills
  • Walter Raepple
  • Alfred Wong

John Hendry Park (Trout Lake)

  • Andrea and John Brown
  • Pauline Chan
  • Katerina Przednowek
  • Sarbjit Sandha

Kitsilano Beach Park

  • Judith Allen
  • Kay Allan
  • Gail Alverson
  • Rashid Aziz
  • Christopher Nixon-Giles
  • Kathleen Rennie
  • Greg Rodin
  • RUNVAN®
  • Catherine Sully
  • Marion Warrington

Langara Golf Course

  • John Coates
  • Dean Murray
  • Susan Ross

Lillian To Park

  • Marianne Dys

Locarno Beach Park 

  • Andrea Armstrong
  • Marianne Gagel (in memory of)
  • Martin Gagel
  • Roland Gagel
  • Trevor Hill
  • Vinodini Misri
  • Cathy Varsek
  • Anuja and Praveen Varshney
  • Peeyush Varshney
  • Vandana Varshney

McCleery Golf Course

  • Tom Nikiforuk (in memory of)

Memorial West Park

  • Rodger Upton

Morton Park

  • Bruce Hanna

New Brighton Park 

  • Julia Ross-Marrs

Parksite at 6th and Fir​

  • Salvation Productions Inc.

Parksite at Point Grey and Trafalgar

  • George E. Allan

Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Anonymous
  • Dorothy Cameron
  • Denise Chow
  • Dennis J. Duncan
  • Kelly Esteves
  • Jimmy Kuo (in memory of)
  • Joan Oy Lee and Sandra Lee
  • Jason Leung
  • Kathleen L. Mair
  • Toni, May, and Cori
  • Julia Vallance

Quilchena Park

  • Erica Nye
  • Gilbert Nye

Riverfront Park

  • Patrick Coleman
  • Brian Pidcock

South East False Creek Seawall 

  • Lev Andelman (in memory of)
  • Troy Roueche

Spanish Bank Beach

  • Quentin Donnelly
  • Dania Fawaz
  • Dr Laurel Helen Gray (in memory of)
  • Brenna Innes Memorial Scholarship Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation
  • Duane Woodside
  • Heena Yoon

Stanley Park

  • Anonymous
  • Julia Browning
  • Angeline Chan
  • Christian Cheung
  • Diana and Roland Clift
  • Catherine Douglas
  • Ian Douglas
  • Peggy Douglas
  • Gallery 8 Enterprises Ltd
  • Miladin and Yadranka Gordic
  • Robert Knall
  • Leung, Florence (in memory of)
  • The grandchildren of Mrs. Lai Wong Yee Mui
  • Carol Oakley
  • Heather O'Connor
  • Don Paul
  • Kathleen Quigley
  • Michael Roman
  • Samina Capital Ltd.
  • Max Thomson
  • Andy, Usha, and Nicole Tkachyk
  • Robert Tustin

Sunset Beach Park

  • Roberta L. Cook
  • Carol Sears

VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • Anonymous
  • Peter Bull
  • Helen and Terry Lord (in memory of)
  • Steven and Colleen Lord
  • Ian Turnbull

Vanier Park

  • Vernon Campbell
  • Celeste Hawknes 
  • Symonds, Hilda, and Maurice (in memory of)

Woodland Park

  • Jacqueline Cannon