Mason Lockrem Creative Writing & Reading Fund

The Mason Lockrem Fund seeks to support creative writing and/or reading initiatives for youth in Northwestern Alberta. This may include, but is not limited to, updating library materials, writing and reading materials, educational programs to enhance skills related to creative writing and reading, offering educational seminars related to creative writing or reading, etc.

Mason Lockrem lost his life to suicide March 8, 2019 at the young age of 20 years old. His death devastated our entire family in countless, immeasurable ways.

Mason possessed a love for literature and creative writing that was extraordinary.  He wrote his own book at age 14; avidly studying and developing characters, brainstorming page after page of plot development, his imagination had no bounds and was always alive with ideas. Leaving a legacy fund to honour him and his gift is a great joy and comfort and encourages other creative writers to pursue their dream. 

We were so lucky to experience the talents he had for the short time he was here with us and it is so meaningful for us to share it with others.

You can make a difference in our community – not only for today but forever. When you make a donation to the Mason Lockrem Creative Writing & Reading Fund, we invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund and the original gift is never spent.  Earnings from your gift go to supporting creative writing and/or reading initiatives for youth in Northwestern Alberta. Donations can be made online at or by calling the Community Foundation at (780) 538-2820.


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