Norma Kenney Fund

This fund was developed by the Heritage Park Association to keep Norma Kenney’s legacy alive and to support the Heritage Park Association.  When the Heritage Park Association dissolved in 2017, their Board decided to turn this fund into a Community Fund for special projects in Mission.

Norma walked the property that was the original site of St. Mary’s Residential School, which is now called Fraser River Heritage Park.  She had a vision of this site becoming a park where people could come to learn of those who settled this area and who gazed across the panorama.

Norma was a founding member of the Heritage Park Association in the early 1980’s.  She was a professional singer and performed with Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen.  Her volunteer activities included: Mission Arthritis Society, Mission Downtown Revitalization Committee, Fraser Valley Academy of Music Board and Fraser Valley College Board.  She was awarded Freeman status in 1979, Citizen of the Year in 1981, Friends of Heritage Certificate in 1985 and Pathfinders award in 1996.

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