Maggie Cumming Legacy Fund

Maggie Cumming Legacy Bursary

Do you know all the secret trails on the island? Can you hike Mt. Gardner in the dark backwards? Are you happiest when you’re lost in the woods? The Maggie Cumming Legacy Bursary might be your speed.

Maggie Cumming, a devout hiker and environmentalist, left more than her footprints on Bowen Island. She generously created a legacy fund to preserve, and expand, Bowen’s trail system. She also directed that a $500.00 award, the Maggie Cumming Legacy Bursary, be granted to a Bowen Island student of good academic standing who shares Maggie’s love of the environment and needs a little financial help. Two recipients of this bursary will be selected in 2017.

Review the checklist here and contact Tracy Rowbotham trowbotham@wvschools.ca before June 1, 2017 to apply.

 

Maggie Cumming left her beloved island a nest egg to carry on her work of preserving its natural beauty while increasing the network of trails.

The Bowen Island Community Foundation has created a lasting memory of her generosity in this book – The Maggie Cumming Story – in celebration of Maggie Cumming’s contribution to trails and parks on Bowen Island.

Maggie’s Story can now be purchased online from Blurb –

Click here to purchase Maggie’s Story (Hardcover) published by the Bowen Island Community Foundation

Click here to purchase Maggie’s Story (Paperback)


May 17th, 2014 – presentation of “Maggie’s Story” to her family and friends at the family home on Bowen.

Maggie Cumming Legacy Fund

Past MCLF Grant Recipients:

  • Snug Cove House Association (Better Meals Program) – 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Bowen Island Conservancy (Education re: Headwater Park) – 2011
  • Bowen Island Municipality Greenways Committee (Headwater Park Boardwalk) – 2009

Past MCL Scholarship Recipients:

2012   Annie Faragher
2011   Charlotte Rose
2009   Emily Allen