The Hugh D. McKellar Fund
Hugh D. McKellar grew up in southwestern Lambton County. He studied piano, and had a lengthy career teaching and working in libraries in Toronto secondary schools. Mr. McKellar had an avid interest in church music and hymns.
Having long planned bequests to the institutions significant in his life, Mr. McKellar saw in the Ontario Arts Foundation an opportunity to act while living, and arranged for a series of awards to begin during his lifetime.
As a way of providing ongoing support to capable young persons, Mr. McKellar established the Hugh D. McKellar Fund to provide two annual scholarships to the Lambton County Music Festival, through the Flossie M. McKellar Scholarship and the Hugh D. McKellar Scholarship, as well as provide financial support to St. Michael’s Cathedral Choir School.
The Hugh D. McKellar Fund provides annual gifts to the next generation of music lovers, and does so in a way very meaningful to Mr. McKellar.
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.