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Ian Douglas Smith Memorial Fund

Earnings from the Ian Douglas Smith Memorial Fund provide bursaries to local students studying classical music. The recipients are chosen by the Nelson Music Festival Association on the recommendation of adjudicators at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts.

One of Ian’s greatest passions was music. He began taking violin lessons at five and continued these through secondary school and into university. He played in many local festivals and musical events. In Calgary, he became a member of the University of Calgary Orchestra, performed solo and in duets and trios and taught lessons. In recognition of his accomplishments as a violinist and the large part that music played in his life, the family established a memorial fund in his name.

Ian Douglas Smith: May 26,1982- 0ctober 27, 2013

"I wanted to do something local, such as helping seniors in our hospital here, and the fund I chose was a good fit with what I wanted to do. The donation is also a memorial to my wife; it fulfilled her wishes too."
Peter Haliday, donor Friends of Nelson Elders in Care Fund