Every Nov. 2, Cindy and Perry Adey celebrate their son, Dillon’s, birthday by placing memorial plaques on educational equipment donated to the College of New Caledonia (CNC).
On June 1, 2009, Dillon was killed in a motorcycle collision in Prince George. Since that tragic day, the Adey family has kept the memory of Dillon alive through fundraising efforts to increase educational opportunities for students at CNC.
“It’s an emotional one for the family,” said Perry. “It would have been Dillon’s 30th birthday today.”
The community has been touched by this cause as well, helping the Adeys fundraise through CNC’s annual online fundraising event and the Dillon Adey Memorial Cup Golf Tournament.
This year, the Adeys donated a micropipette to the College’s biology laboratory, an advanced catheter trainer to the nursing department, a photo lighting kit to media services, a rowing machine to CNC’s weight room, a cavitation select and coltolux curing light to dental as well as a timer, scale, ruler and spatula to CNC’s Professional Cooking Apprenticeship program.
The Adeys are one of the College’s longest and most gracious donors, giving more than $180,000 to CNC as a legacy to Dillon, according to CNC President Henry Reiser.
“Their dedication to keeping the light of Dillon alive by enriching the educational opportunities of others is inspiring,” he said. “We are grateful for the Adeys continued support and are honoured to have Dillon’s name remembered on campus by these plaques placed here today.”