Al’s Legacy – Scholarship

 for the 2018 spring session, Funding to supplement your registration can be applied for below in al’s name.

(Our Scholarships have been awarded for the 2018 winter session.
thank you to all applicants.)

Our friend Al was actively involved with FST for many years. He guided various tours in summer and winter months, worked kid’s camp all summer long and even led emerging back-country kayak trips in Algonquin!

In 2009, Al was involved in a fatal accident. He was taken from our community much too early, no doubt while doing what he loved – being in the outdoors and connecting others to nature. To this day, his sense of adventure and wonderment in the wilderness could not be forgotten.  He brought so much joy, playfulness and passion wherever he went and his energy was simply contagious, along with his desire to learn… at least outside of the classroom, as his mom shared with us!

To carry on his legacy, every year Al’s family hosts a hockey tournament in his name to raise money for various initiatives and charities that connect kids to healthy, active and meaningful play.  This year they have generously donated to our Forest and Nature School. We are so thrilled to announce that because of their generous donation, TWO students were able to join our 2018 Winter Session in Al’s name through a FULL Scholarship!!!

We are so thrilled and honoured to be able to sponsor a child in Al’s name to help continue his legacy and let his adventurous and playful spirit live on! We believe this FNS experience is an opportunity that will ignite an ongoing connection with nature in a child’s life, just like Al did for us!

We would love to extend our appreciation to Dani, Alex and Liv who have graciously contributed funding to Al’s Financial Support Scholarship, which will be available for Spring 2018!  Dani, Al´s former partner, and her family visited our FNS program last year. Seeing our students learn and play outside reminded them of Al´s passion for the outdoors, love for adventure and desire to help shape children’s social, emotional and physical development. They were thrilled with the awesome learning experiences that children can participate in through FNS and graciously wanted to get involved. Thank you for your generous donation in Al’s name.

Please contact us below if you know someone who might benefit from this exciting opportunity!

Without a doubt, we know that Al would be so proud of our FNS program and the work it does to cultivate a love of nature in children!

We miss you Al and are thankful for all you’ve taught us over the years through nature and meaningful play.


We miss you Al and are thankful for all you’ve taught us over the years through nature and meaningful play.