The Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society is a collective of Chris’ closest friends and family who have banded together to keep his tremendous spirit alive.
Chris was unfailingly generous, loving, loyal, humble and kind. It is our hope that his art and his generosity may live on through our work.
What we do
Our group was loosely formed immediately after Chris' passing in February 2012, and became an official charitable society in Alberta in July, 2012.
Dance training for youth
Our yearly donation to the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Children's Bursary Program allows a boy from Connaught School to attend a summer dance camp.
Chris Reimer Legacy Award
This cash award is given to one promising music student who completes the Conservatory Summer Jazz Workshop at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, with the aim of encouraging them to continue their music career.
We have all been touched, humbled, and honoured by the responses to Chris and his music that have continued to reverberate since his passing. Each of us has also undertaken our own projects in response to his life and art.
The society charitable license number is #334883. We have raised nearly $15,000 from fundraising campaigns and events in our first almost six years of operations. $12,000 makes up the principle of our fund. We will undertake yearly fundraising activities, and will spend approximately $200-500 yearly on operational and promotional costs. The remaining monies raised will be earmarked for the yearly arts bursary and award, and the production of Chris’ music.
All members of the sociey are volunteers.