The Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation for Social Democracy is pleased to announce we have established a new annual lecture and scholarship at the University of Victoria to support students and honour the memory of Dave Barrett, former premier of British Columbia.

"Dave Barrett was an incredible public speaker, a roll-up-your-sleeves orator whose message was funny, pointed and hopeful," Premier John Horgan said. "Education was important to him. In his early years, Barrett worked in a cannery to earn his tuition. A lecture and scholarship in his name is an appropriate legacy for a man who understood that education opens the door to opportunity."

The inaugural Annual Dave Barrett Lecture will be held in Victoria in 2023. Each year, the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation will bring expert speakers to inspire students and others about the importance of education and making progress for people and communities across the country.

Your donation today will help ensure that Dave Barrett's legacy lives on in British Columbia and beyond for many years to come.

All donations toward this initiative are 100% eligible for generous tax credits.

Thank you!

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