The Lindsay Kimmett Memorial Foundation

Lindsay Leigh Kimmett

The Kimmett family and the world have lost someone who made a difference every day of her life, and who was going to do great things in the future. We cannot let Lindsay’s dream go unfulfilled. In order to continue to fulfill this dream, we try to carry on her legacy with The LINDSAY LEIGH KIMMETT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, administered by The Calgary Foundation. You will continue to make the world a better place, as she surely would have done, by supporting Lindsay’s foundation. As of 2022 The Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation has donated over $3,000,000.00 to projects and organizations locally and around the world. The Kimmett family thanks all who have supported the foundation’s events and funding since 2008.

If you are interested in preserving Lindsay’s memory via donation, you can visit our DONATE page for more instructions… Thank you.

How Our Foundation’s Funds Are Allocated

  • Enduring Valedictorian Scholarships at all 3 Cochrane High Schools
  • The Dr. Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Prize in Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary Medical School
  • Lindsay’s Kids Minor Hockey & Ringette Sponsorships
  • The flow through fund has made significant donations to these projects

  • Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre twin arena addition 2008-2009

  • Start-up funding for the proposed Arts & Culture Centre 2010 (funds in trust)

  • Base funding for The LINDSAY Virtual Human Project being developed at U of C School of Medicine 2010-2012

  • Park benches and picnic tables for Mitford Park 2010

  • Marathon Quest 250 for Right to Play 2010

  • Red Cross relief in Haiti 2010

  • Cochrane Activettes, Victim Services, Boys & Girls Club, Cochrane FCSS, Boma la Mama 2012

  • Mitford Park Project 2013

  • Exshaw Flood Relief 2013

  • Right to Play Hockey Quest 500 2013

  • Children’s Wish 2014-2022 – over $1,000,000.00

  • Urgent Care Ultrasound 2014

  • Helping Families Handle Cancer 2015-2022

  • Warm Water Therapy 2015

  • STARS Ultrasound 2016

  • Cochrane Search & Rescue 2016-2022

  • RancheView School Playground 2016

  • KidSport

  • Children’s Cottage Society 2018-2022

  • Variety Club Playground 2018

  • Cochrane Lions Club 2019-2022

  • Bike Cochrane Cycle Track 2020

  • Big Hill Haven 2021

  • Secret Marathon 2021

Why We Created the Foundation

There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that Lindsay would have continued to accomplish great things in her life. She was passionate and chose to make every moment count. She wholeheartedly gave her gifts of intelligence and compassion to the world. It didn’t matter if you were an orphan in Tanzania, a classmate from the U of C, an opposing hockey player, or a rancher from Cochrane – globally you were treated with respect.

The Foundation was conceived by Lindsay’s parents on February 18, 2008 as they wrote her obituary on an emergency flight from a family holiday with her 2 brothers and Grandma that she was unable to attend due to medical school commitments. Lindsay was killed as a seat belted passenger in a speeding, single car rollover on a clear dry road Sunday morning February 17, 2008, 700 metres from her parent’s home gateway. Since her death her family has been very active in supporting Alberta’s distracted driving legislation – as part of her legacy Lindsay’s family asks all to drive responsibly without distractions.