2023 Spring Benefit
2023 Spring Benefit
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You’re invited to Whatcom Land Trust’s 2023 Spring Benefit Legacy: Stories from the Land.
Join all of us at Whatcom Land Trust and some very special guests for our annual benefit event at 5pm on Saturday, June 3 at the beautiful Bellingham Yacht Club on Squalicum Harbor.

We are excited to announce Darrell Hillaire as our Keynote Speaker for Whatcom Land Trust’s 2023 Spring Benefit. 

Children of the Setting Sun Productions (CSSP) Executive Director Darrell is a member of Lummi Nation, former Lummi Nation Council Member for 15 years, Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) Chairman for 3 years, founded and directed the Lummi Youth Academy for 15 years, and Children of the Setting Sun Productions Producer and Writer. His works include: What About Those Promises stage production, It’s Good To Be Home stage production and short film, Sonny Sixkiller Buys the Washington Redskins stage production, Beginnings audiobook, Jesintel publication, numerous videos and The Friends and Relatives podcast series. Today he is leading the development and production of the Salmon People Project- a multi-faceted strategy to help save salmon and restore rivers.

Darrell’s interests include Multi- Media Storytelling, War Canoe Racing, promoting Youth Wellness and Family reunification, creating modern definitions of inherent rights, indigenous rights and sovereignty. Darrell is passionate about providing the proper structure and opportunities for young people to thrive both culturally and professionally. He endeavors to follow the instruction of his great-grandfather Heytu-luk Frank Hillaire to “Keep My Fires Burning”; including the youth is key to this mission.

Art experiences
Live music
Exciting Trust updates
Locally-sourced dinner from conservation farms
Story telling and story writing
Short film debut
Paddle raise, auction and dessert dash
Revelry, gratitude and celebrations

Check out a sneak peak of our exciting auction items! 

This year’s theme is interactive and focused on YOU, the legacy impact of Whatcom Land Trust, and stories of the special places that inspire us all. Tickets to this Legacy Stories from the Land benefit event will sell out.
We invite you to put your table of 6 to 8 together now – and bring friends for maximum storytelling effect!  

For any questions or to become a table captain, contact officemanager@whatcomlandtrust.org, or 360-650-9470. 

Thank you to our dedicated business sponsors for supporting the 2023 Spring Benefit: