The David Elton Outdoor Fund ("DEOF") was created in 2000 in memory of David Elton, who lost his life in March 2000 attempting to rescue a fellow hiker from the sea. The Fund is administered by The Calgary Foundation with the advice of the DEOF committee.
Outdoor Safety – We are all responsible.
To be a catalyst in developing safety awareness as the primary skill for all involved with youth outdoors.
To promote and advocate outdoor safety awareness among participants - both youth and leaders.
To promote and advocate the clear understanding of risk among other stakeholders such as parents, administrators and educators.
Objectives of The David Elton Outdoor Fund
Provide funds for:
i. youth leaders to participate in outdoor safety training programs
ii. course development
iii. improved stakeholder communication of Risk Issues.