Create a Legacy


The Power of Music

Music is powerful.  We see it demonstrated every day at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) and in every corner around the world, music touches our lives. One of our ChoirKids who came to live in Victoria from war torn Syria, told us that singing ‘feels like peace’.  Such is the impact of how music can express how we feel.  A planned gift to the VCM can help to ensure that music continues to make an impact in our community.

The Encore Legacy Society

Join our Encore Legacy Society, a dedicated group of music lovers who have included the Victoria Conservatory of Music in their planned giving. By remembering the VCM in your will, you are creating one of the most meaningful ways to make a difference to the future of music in our community.

Thank you to our Encore Legacy Society sponsor:

The Goolden Legacy

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) owes its existence to an individual who demonstrated the foresight and commitment to music in our community, our founder, Mrs. Alix Goolden. Her gift to the VCM was a living legacy used for establishing a concert hall which is now one of the finest in the region.  Mrs. Goolden was an inspiration to many including her family who continue to support her vision and provide for the future of the VCM.

If you have created a legacy for music at the VCM, we would love to hear your story.



Remembering Ann Nation

Ann and her beloved husband, George (who passed away in 2017) have been long-time, loyal and very generous donors to the VCM.  Ann’s mother, Mrs. Alix Goolden, was the founder of the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 1964 and Ann and George went on to continue her work and to provide extraordinary and generous support that has helped sustain the VCM over all of these years.

Ann and George also founded the Mother’s Day Garden Tour which has become the biggest single fundraising event for the VCM and one of the most loved annual events in Greater Victoria.

During the VCM’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2014, Ann and George’s enormous contribution to the VCM
was recognized by naming the “Ann and George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music” thus creating a lasting legacy in their names.

I know you will all join me in taking a moment to remember a wonderful woman whose passion and commitment to life and music education will always remain in the heart of the VCM.  It truly is the end of an era

At Ann’s request there will be no service, but the family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Donate by phone at 250.386.5311 or online here.

To read Anne’s obituary in the Times Colonist, please follow this link.

Terri Myhr  |  Director of Development
250.386.5311, [email protected]
Charitable Registration Number: 10817 2255 RR0001
Please consult your own financial advisor to determine the most appropriate gift that is right for you.

Creating a Lasting Legacy

Read our Encore Legacy Giving Newsletters:
June 2019 featuring Diane Crowther
February 2019 featuring Alan and Christine Eastwood
November 2019 featuring Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
March 2020