We Need Your Help to Build a Unique Garden with Heart to Inspire All Calgarians!
April 2020 will mark the 6th anniversary of the loss of our children. Five inspiring young adults whose lives were lost on April 15, 2014 in the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Brentwood in Calgary. Since this time, our five families have come together along with an amazing group of volunteers to design a project that will give back to our community and acknowledge the incredible support we received after losing our children and let others know that beyond tragedy and loss, there is light.
Quinterra Legacy Garden will be an interactive musical garden and performance space that reflects hope, possibility, creativity and the life-affirming qualities that each of our five amazing children embodied. Located in South Glenmore Park, this amenity will become Calgary’s first fully dedicated music garden and performance space. It will be accessible to Calgarian’s of all ages and will include interactive musical and play elements along with a 30-foot diameter stage for programming including music, dance, theatre, spoken word, yoga, meditation, healing circles, etc.
The garden will include elements representing the five lives lost, reflecting each of their personalities through the arts and design. Visitors to the garden will feel a sense of discovery and play, inspiration, creativity, reflection, contemplation and a sense of well-being. Design elements embrace motifs representing the number five – five branches, leaves and roots in the garden logo; a five-pointed star on the stage; and five chairs placed in front of the five flowering trees planted in the garden.
We have been humbled to receive support and assistance in our planning from the City of Calgary, Parks Department. They have allowed us to build our vision on the outstanding location of South Glenmore Park overlooking the Glenmore Reservoir. With design help from Bassett Associates Landscape Architecture, our vision has come to life. Our partnership with the Parks Foundation, Calgary has helped to establish the Quinterra Legacy Fund that provides the vehicle to raise funds and provide charitable tax receipts for any donations made in support of the development of Quinterra Legacy Garden.
Our goal is to raise $750,000 to make Quinterra Legacy Garden a reality. Fundraising will be directed towards covering the project’s capital costs, a maintenance endowment required by the City of Calgary, Parks Department, contingency and programming costs.
Please join us in supporting the Quinterra Legacy Garden and turn tragedy into hope for all Calgarians. Through your generous donations, you will help to:
- Support the arts – music, dance, theatre
- Support mental health – providing a place for reflection, meditation, inspiration & healing
- Support youth – through play, music, and inclusivity
- Support strong families – through play and discovery
- Support giving back to the community – with a new garden amenity for all Calgarians to enjoy
The Quinterra Legacy Fund is seeking corporate donations in support of the Quinterra Legacy Garden to help us reach our goal. Specific, donation opportunities are detailed at Quinterra Legacy Funding for your review however donations in any amount would be welcomed. For the ease of online donation, visit the Parks Foundation, Calgary site directly at Parks Foundation, Calgary (Quinterra Legacy Garden). All online donations will receive a tax receipt via email instantly. Mail in donation forms can be located at Parks Foundation, Calgary under DONATE. Cheques that come with e-mail information will receive a tax receipt from Parks Foundation, Calgary as an agent of the City of Calgary for any amount. Only cheques of $100.00 or more with NO e-mail information will be mailed a tax receipt.