Remembering Avery

How one child’s legacy can change the lives of so many kids and families


After Avery passed away from a tragic accident, her family was determined to find a way to enrich the lives of children and families in her memory.

“We started really small—with a climbing wall that we built at our kids’ school,” Avery’s mom, Jenny Linton, said. “It felt good to give back and see smiling faces, and it just blossomed from there. In 2014, we created the Avery Linton Legacy Foundation.”

The Foundation is led by Jenny, her husband Mark, her brother Roger, and a crew of dedicated volunteers. They select projects for children’s charities across the country—and rally the community together through fundraising events, golf tournaments, direct donations and 50/50 draws at The Canadian Brewhouse & Grill.

Through one of their latest initiatives, the Avery Linton Legacy Foundation chose to support an assortment of specialized assistive technology for the new Sunny Hill Health Center at BC Children’s. From tablets with communication applications to advanced mobility devices, this generosity will play an enormous role in providing equipment and tools that specifically meets the unique needs of children at Sunny Hill.

Already, they are almost half-way to their goal for Sunny Hill. It truly is a powerful example of how one child’s legacy can change the lives of so many kids and families.


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