Some people may not know, but in 2007 my younger brother Sean passed away suddenly. It was a horrible shock for my family and his many friends. It has been a very difficult thing to come to grips with, we still miss him terribly.

Last year we established the Sean Nicol Legacy Fund with the Selkirk & District Community Foundation. As a perpetual endowment fund the donations raised will be held and invested forever. The income generated by the investments will be used to issue grants to local charities working to promote social justice. In particular, the fund will seek to support project and programs delivering affordable housing, food security, and economic and social empowerment. To learn more about the fund, visit You can also see some great photos on our Facebook site.

On April 13, we (Sean’s family and friends) held the first annual Shaw BBQ for Hope fund raiser dinner. Below is an article that appeared in this week’s Selkirk Record describing the success of this event. I am so grateful for the hard work of the planning committee who put this on and all of the family and friends who made this possible. I am also grateful for the event sponsors:

and all of the table sponsors:

Thank you to all of the rainbow auction prize donors as well!

We were overwhelmed by the turnout and support. Through the generosity and hard work of his friends and family, Sean ‘s legacy will forever make a difference in our community.  If you’d like to keep up-to-date with the activities of the fund – please Like the fund on Facebook!

2013 Shaw BBQ for Hope Article - Selkirk Record April 25, 2013

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