KidSport Nova Scotia is extremely proud to announce we have been selected as a grant recipient for the Calgary Foundation's prestigious Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund. The $15,000 contribution will help KidSport offset sport registration and equipment fees for families facing financial barriers to sport participation. In 2018, KidSport granted out over $633,000 to help 2,279 children participate in sport so the incredible support from the Daryl K. Seaman Fund will directly impact at least 50 children across the province.
About Daryl K. Seaman
Daryl K. “Doc” Seaman has been described as a hero, icon, pioneer, philanthropist, visionary and legend. On the list of his many achievements, he was an original owner of the Calgary Flames and was instrumental in bringing them to Calgary in 1980. Among his many accomplishments, Doc was also known for his wartime experiences as a World War II pilot, and for his civic contribution as a member of the Royal Commission on Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, 1982-1985. Doc received two honorary Doctor of Laws degrees and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. His philanthropic giving ranged from supporting medical education to funding entrepreneurial initiatives. Doc’s love for ranching, hockey and sports, and his dedication to community will leave a lasting legacy for years to come.
The legacy of legendary philanthropist Doc Seaman lives on through the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund, an endowment fund administered by Calgary Foundation.