March 3, 1999: Memorial fund receives support from Forest Renewal BC

      Media Release

      March 3, 1999
      Contact: Lana Robinson
      Executive diretor, College Foundation
      (604) 984-1765

      (NORTH VANCOUVER)--The Capilano College Foundation has recently received $10,000 from Forest Renewal BC to support a new endowment fund set up last fall in memory of Travis Alexander Cripps.

      The 19-year-old former Capilano College student was killed in a logging accident near Jervis Inlet on October 20, 1998. Cripps, a Gibsons resident, had been in the logging industry for three years. However, with the recent downturn in the forestry sector, he had begun to work on achieving his grade 12. He was aided by a team of educators at the College's Sechelt Campus, led by instructor Julia Dodge.

      This endowment fund will enable young people in the forestry sector on the Sunshine Coast to upgrade their skills, while honouring the memory of Cripps.

      "It is very sad to hear of circumstances such as this," said Lana Robinson, executive director of the Capilano College Foundation. "But through this fund, other young lives will benefit and Travis will be remembered always."

      For more information contact the Capilano College Foundation at 984-4983.