Established in 2020 by Nancy Smith, in memory of her husband Mike Smith. Mike was an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher, coach, vice principal and mentor in West Vancouver. Mike’s teaching career began at Vancouver’s Jericho Hill School for the Deaf where he learned sign language as well as lip reading, a skill he claimed helped him as a coach later in life. He moved over to West Vancouver’s Ecole Pauline Johnson in 1956, the start of a North Shore teaching career that included a long stint at Hillside Secondary, where he became vice-principal, and later at West Van Secondary where he taught until retirement. A common thread through it all was his passion for coaching.
The Mike Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to support a post-secondary scholarship award for a graduating student in the West Vancouver public-school system, who demonstrates integrity in their studies and a sincere desire to help others through their active participation in both school and community activities.
- In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, West Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund representative unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
- This fund’s granting purpose is subject to change.