On 12 July 2017, we launched a crowdfunding effort to raise funds to offer a new scholarship.
The Doris Tretter Memorial Scholarship for Diversity in the Fine Arts is our effort to help promote diversity in theatre, dance, visual arts, and music at the post-secondary level.
We are still accepting donations towards this scholarship!
My Mom always encouraged me and sister to do whatever we wanted. Music lessons, dance classes, scouting or guiding, and participating in the Greely Players were all par for the course for us, and I am very thankful that my parents were able to do that for us.
Mom also was an accomplished painter. I have this amazing milk can by my front door decorated like an old-church stained-glass window.
Because of this, the arts are a subject that I hold quite dear.
Mom passed away from cancer in June 2014.
Like any good son, I had been wracking my brain for ways I could do something special to honour and celebrate my Mom. Unfortunately, I lack the $100,000+ to have something like a new wing at the hospital named after her.
The Doris Tretter Memorial Scholarship for Diversity in the First Arts was born as my way of honouring Mom.
Please, donate today.