Major milestones achieved

The Friends of Walter Gage are thrilled and pleased to share what has been accomplished so far. 

A project plan is in place and being executed. A Book Creation team has been assembled to begin the writing phase. The book will be 8”x10” hardcover, a welcomed addition to any library and/or proudly displayed on a coffee table. A Preview & Celebration event is scheduled for November 16, just in time for the gift-giving holiday season.

While much of the work is voluntary, there are tangible expenses to be paid. Professor Emeritus Michael Davies had a brilliant idea and made it happen. He worked with APSC Development & Alumni Relations to open an account to accept donations. As a show of support, Applied Science Dean Marc Parlange has graciously offered to make a significant matching contribution.

Donations in any amount are welcomed and individual donations of $1,000 or more will receive a tax receipt. Unfortunately it is not possible to issue tax receipts for donations of less than $1,000.

Alumni Relations offices in all UBC faculties have been contacted with the intent to leverage reunion calendar events and promote our efforts. For example, Applied Science is dedicating a webpage to put the spotlight on the book project and will be promoting on the APSC home page.

To those who have taken the time to share their story about Walter Gage, a heartfelt thanks. In a book with approximately 100 pages, clearly not all submitted stories will make it into the book. Not to lose anything, all stories will be posted on the companion website with recognition given to the storyteller. As more stories continue to be added, the list will grow and perhaps, spawn more stories about this amazing man.

Pre-orders are now being accepted. If you wish to ensure the book becomes a reality, please consider making a donation. Click here for donation details.

Stay tuned for more updates!