Youth Engagement Endowment Fund
Start date: 1 October, 2016
End date: 31 December, 2017
Providing the best in living history, Fort Edmonton Park is nestled on 64 hectares (158 acres) of wooded parkland along Edmonton’s river valley. What began as a Canada Centennial project in 1967 to reconstruct the old Fort Edmonton, quickly grew to encompass much more. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, the Park now includes the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort as well as the Streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, depicting the evolution of Edmonton’s early history. This project is designed to engage and inspire our youth in our region's history with a focus on the indigenous people of this area.
Nature of the Project Reach
The park has attendance of 250,000 per year. While 80% of the attendance comes from local visitors, the balance comes from tourists throughout our province, neighboring provinces, and some international travelers. We will target our promotional messages to these audiences accordingly.
- The goal is to support participation in our region's culture and history by youth, indigenous people, new immigrants, and a diverse representation of all cultures who may not otherwise have attended Fort Edmonton Park.
- To launch and promote an endowment fund strategy where donors can contribute to the ongoing participation by youth in our history.
Our project needs collaboration for marketing support. Graphic design and communication support. Partners in the financial planner, wills and estate planning, and accounting professions are needed.