This scholarship was created as a way to remember a love that will never die. It was created by a legacy member to the Mission Foundation, Brent Rock. Brent’s family has been involved with the Foundation from the start. His father was involved on committees as well as created several funds under the Rock Family name. Brent himself, now sits on our Board of Directors as well as, the granting and scholarship committees.

In 2020, Brent decided to create the Wayne Douglas MacLean Memorial Scholarship to help support LGTBQ2SA youth of today in ways that were not available in the past. Wayne encouraged Brent to be comfortable with his identity, not to fear life, to be there for others and to support their community whole heartedly. Brent wanted to honour Wayne through this Scholarship fund which is dedicated to youth who identify with or champion the LGTBQ2SA community.

Shortly after they met, Wayne was diagnosed with Lymphoma and he was given 6 months to get his affairs in order. Did that stop him from enjoying life? Absolutely not! Wayne and Brent got married and managed to spend 18 years together before another strain of cancer took Wayne in 2014.

Wayne and Brent made the best of their time together. They owned a bed and breakfast as well as a café in Calgary. Wayne was a talented performer and watercolorist and sold many paintings through the café.

Since 2020 this scholarship has helped 4 students further their educational dreams. If you would like to support a LGTBT2SA student with their post-secondary education, donate today!