It was with shock and profound sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of Wendy Vernon in April of 2021. DanceWorks would not be in existence without the vision, knowledge, generosity and commitment of Wendy Vernon.

Members of the community have shown interest in establishing a Wendy Vernon Memorial Scholarship to be administered by DanceWorks. We ask that you please consider a donation to the Wendy Vernon Memorial Fund held at the Victoria Foundation. The Fund will be used to support the scholarship program in perpetuity. We feel that this is a wonderful legacy for a truly remarkable woman who had such a positive impact on generations of dancers.

Donations can be made by phoning 250.381.5532 or mailed payable to the Victoria Foundation, #200 – 703 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2 (please indicate in the memo line ‘Wendy Vernon Memorial Fund’) or made online at ‘Make a Donation’.

In the months ahead, We will be working with Wendy’s family to develop guidelines and criteria for the scholarship program.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions –


Victoria DanceWorks is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization run by a voluntary Board of Directors.

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