The Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need
The Garrett Paquette Fund for Families in Need carries on Garrett’s legacy of generosity. Garrett lived his life with humble kindness towards all those around him, be they best friends or someone who just needed a friend.
When Garrett passed away suddenly on November 11, 2011 at the far-too-young age of 30, he was passionately raising funds for Movember, an annual fundraiser that raises money and awareness for men’s healthy, specifically prostate cancer. His father, Roger Paquette, decided to carry on the torch for his son. The Garrett Paquette campaign raised $115,000, making it the largest Movember fundraiser in the world. Now an annual flagship event in Nanaimo, the Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza has raised more than $500,000.
Local Needs for Local People
Each year grants will be awarded from this endowment fund to assist people in our local community. This permanent endowment fund in Garrett’s honour will continue to grow in perpetuity, forever expanding the support provided to those in need in our community.