Family of student killed in Ecuador creates scholarship in her honour
CALGARY – The family of a student killed while climbing a volcano in Ecuador has announced they will be establishing a scholarship in her honour.
22-year-old Danielle Kendall was killed while climbing the Cotopaxi volcano. She was with a guided group when a large piece of ice fell down on her.
On Monday, her family announced the creation of the Danielle Kendall Memorial Scholarship at the University of Calgary.
“Danielle had extremely high standards, and as her family we want to continue that legacy,” says Danielle’s mother, Noreen Kendall. “It was very important to us to keep her memory alive, and that is the reason why we wanted this legacy and endowment fund established.”
They say the scholarship will be given to a deserving student that is enrolled in the Schulich School of Engineering and a member of the woman’s track and field Dino’s varsity team.
Family members say they appreciate the support they have received from the academic and athletic communities.
“The U of C has been very supportive in all that we have experienced during our grief, and we appreciate everything they have done,” adds Danielle’s father, Gordon Kendall.
A celebration of Danielle’s life will be held on Friday, June 14.
Donations can be made to the Danielle Kendall Memorial Endowment Fund, University of Calgary: https://www.netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/danielle