Legacy Giving

Include The Dance Centre in your estate plans through a gift in your will.

Designate a Charitable Gift in your Will

For precise wording please consult with your financial advisor or estate lawyer.

  1. You may leave all or part of the remainder (residue) of your estate: ‘to pay or transfer ______ per cent of the residue of my Estate to VDC Dance Centre Society, The Dance Centre.’
  2. You may leave a specific asset: ‘If at the time of my death, I am still the registered owner of [fill in name and number of shares here] common shares to pay and transfer such shares to VDC Dance Centre Society, The Dance Centre.’ OR ‘to pay or transfer the net proceeds of sale from my real property municipally known as [fill in property address here] to VDC Dance Centre Society, The Dance Centre.’
  3. You may leave a specific dollar amount: ‘to pay or transfer the sum of _____ Dollars [$] to VDC Dance Centre Society, The Dance Centre.’

Legacy Giving Checklist

  • Be sure to use the correct legal name and charitable number.
  • It is very important to use the full and proper legal name of VDC DANCE CENTRE SOCIETY, THE DANCE CENTRE in your bequest language.
  • The Dance Centre is a registered charity.
  • Our charitable registration number is 11925 8754 RR0001.

When you support The Dance Centre, you support the art of dance.


If you wish to tell us of your plan to leave a gift in your will, we would be pleased to thank you through recognition and acknowledgement according to your needs and wishes.

Thank you for your decision to include The Dance Centre in your estate plans.


For more information about making a gift in your will,
T: 604.606.6407
Email: development[at]thedancecentre.ca

Get Inspired to Give

Shayla’s Story

Known as the girl with the golden heart, 21 year old Shayla Rae Dawn Driver (Alton) was taken from her mother and best friend, Tonya Alton. She passed suddenly as a result of a tragic car accident on McKinley Landing near Kelowna, BC on December 12, 2011. 

In loving memory and to honour Shayla’s love for dance, Shayla’s mother has included The Dance Centre in her own bequest plans with a legacy gift. Tonya has generously agreed to share Shayla’s story with our patrons and supporters, as a way to honour Shayla’s memory and to inspire other legacy gifts to our organization.

We are truly honoured to be part of Shayla’s legacy of kindness and generosity.

Read Shayla’s Story

Portrait of Shayla Rae Dawn Driver
Shayla Rae Dawn Driver – February 24, 1990 - December 12, 2011