INGLIS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Inglis Education Foundation
The Inglis Education Foundation was formed in 2012, replacing the King's-Edgehill School Alumni Association (KESAA).
The Inglis Education Foundation exists for the purpose of providing for the well-being of King's-Edgehill School.
The Inglis Education Foundation:
Monitors the Alumni Endowment Funds
Supports Scholarships and Academic Excellence at King's-Edgehill School
Promotes Alumni Relations by encouraging connections between Alumni and the School
Inglis Education Foundation Board
Present & Future
The School’s Board of Governors empowered the School to take on the role of nurturing Alumni support and carrying on the aims of the Association. January 2012 was the final meeting of the KESAA and its Board of Directors. In its place, the Inglis Education Foundation was created.
Our Foundation has a rich and storied past. The 'Old Girls' of Edgehill formed their Alumni Association in 1901 and were followed shortly after by the Alumni Association of King's Collegiate School in 1904. In 1986, following the amalgamation of the two schools in 1976, the two associations became one, known as the King’s-Edgehill School Alumni Association (KESAA).
The Association perpetuated and preserved the traditions of our School. It maintained Alumni records and stimulated both financial and emotional support for the School in the classroom, on the sporting field, and for the campus at large.
Lisa Smith, the Inglis Education Foundation Chair, has been an Instructor for NSCC in the Funeral and Allied Health Services since 1995. She also serves on the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, as well as being the Past President for the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia and Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Funeral Directors and Services Convention.
Lisa graduated from King’s-Edgehill School in 1984 and continues to be a part of the school through the past Alumni Association and serving on the King’s-Edgehill School board of Governors. Her aim is to continue to broaden and increase alumni participation in both School and alumni events and programmes.
Penny Taylor, the Inglis Education Foundation Vice-Chair, is the owner of Blossoms Flowers for over 23 years. Penny has 3 florist shops in Nova Scotia and is Nova Scotia's only certified Master Florist. A strong background and resume of both small and large floral events.
Penny is a parent of King's-Edgehill School and also married an Old Boy from KCS.
Joe came to King’s-Edgehill School in 2008. It doesn’t seem all that long ago but, in those days, dorm rooms had landlines and student cell phones were prohibited. Much has changed since then! Having boarded at Trinity College School in his high school years and received degrees from the Universities of Toronto and Calgary, Joe took his love of education to Kenya where he taught for two years at an international boarding school. Returning to Canada Joe worked for the Toronto Ontario Olympic Committee for several years before joining the faculty at Trinity College School where he taught for ten years. Joe was Headmaster of Rosseau Lake College for nine years. Coming to King’s-Edgehill meant a return to Nova Scotia where Joe lived as boy, and a return to a boarding and day school with hundreds of years of tradition and history which he loves.
Joe lives on the KES campus in Alexandra Hall with his wife, Dr. Belinda Seagram. Their four children attended KES.
Trevor Hughes, a graduate of King’s-Edgehill school in 1977, attended the University of King’s College, Dalhousie University and Oxford University. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, a Master of Arts degree in Classical Philosophy and a Master of Arts Degree in Jurisprudence. He is the CEO of Evangeline Securities Ltd. He serves as director on a number of Canadian and US Companies. He is past President & CEO of Equisure Trust Company and holds Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner designations. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of King’s-Edgehill School.
Started on the IEF Board in 2017. He opened his own restaurant, The Appleseed Moden Diner, in New Glasgow in July 2014. David had been in the sales and real estate professions but had always had a great desire to own and run his own restaurant.
Sarah (Trask) Duggan, a graduate of Kings Edgehill in 1997, attended as a boarder from grades 10-12. A graduate of Acadia University with Bachelor of Kinesiology and Honors graduate of the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, Sarah has a wonderful homeopathic family practice and has been providing homeopathic medical service to patients for the past 12 years in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She is a proud alumnus of KES and joined the Inglis Education Foundation to foster and strengthen relationships between alumni and students. She lives in the valley with her husband and two children and has served on the IEF since 2012.
Heidi Foshay Kimball is a senior partner with Kimball Law practicing in Wolfville. Her current practice is primarily family law.
Heidi has served on the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society from 2013 – 2017 where she chaired the Succession Planning Committee and served on several other committees during her tenure.
Heidi is a member and Past President of the Kings County Barristers Society. She is a continuing member of the Canadian Bar Association. She is certified in mediation and Collaborative Family Law. She has been a Family Law Information Program Facilitator since its inception in 2000. Her practice has always involved providing pro bono legal services to a variety of charitable and community organizations over the years including the Red Door , Kentville’s youth health and support centre and the Wolfville Children’s Centre.
Heidi hails from Pictou County. Following her graduation from Dalhousie law school was called to the Bar in 1990 , practicing in the Annapolis Valley since then. She enjoyed a extensive general law practice for a number of years, including four years as a Per Diem Crown Attorney and solicitor for the Village of New Minas until 2005. Since 2000, she has continued to practice in the areas of wills and estates but her practice is predominantly family law. She has practiced at every court level in Nova Scotia and appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. Aside from a very busy professional and public life, she has remained devoted to her family (a great husband and three handsome boys!).
For two years after completing an M.Sc. degree, Alex worked as a Lab Technician at the National Research Council of Canada in Halifax: He studied the polysaccharide composition of marine algae. After completing a Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi, Alex became an American Cyanamid Post Doctoral Fellow (1989-1991). He then worked with Lederle Laboratories (Pearl River, NY) as a Research Scientist in Chemical Process Research and Development. In 1995 Alex returned to Nova Scotia and became the Research and Development Manager with Seprachem (the Fine Chemicals division of Sepracor), in Windsor, and was promoted to the position of Director, Chemistry and Technical Services for Sepracor in 1997. Alex stayed with Sepracor in Windsor, becoming the Senior Director, Technical Services and Quality Control in 2000. He was promoted to the Executive Director, Technical Services and Quality Control in 2003, and then to his current position of Vice President and General Manager in 2006.
Alex joined the KES Board in 2009, as well as the IEF Board in 2017.
Carlisle has been a Realtor for over five years, and is a current member of his condo board at the Theatre Lofts. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in entrepreneurship. While attending Dalhousie University Carlisle was referred to as a “young mover and shaker”. He founded an award winning storage and moving company that earned him the honor of the 2015 Dalhousie Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also awarded the 2015 Nova Scotia Student Entrepreneur of the Year by Enactus Canada. Additionally, Carlisle’s storage and moving company was voted the best moving company in Halifax by the Coast Newspaper. Since then he has switched his focus to offering an outstanding quality of service and dedication to his real estate career.
As an Investment Advisor at Canada’s leading wealth management firm, Riley translates clients’ unique circumstances, needs and values into a concrete, fact-based strategy; implementing that strategy through a diligent investment management process. Riley leverages his wealth planning expertise, strong educational foundation, and the institutional strength of RBC Dominion Securities to help individuals, families, business owners, executives and professionals achieve their goals.
Riley obtained his Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Finance and Administration from The University of Western Ontario. His designations from the Canadian Securities Institute include Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) and Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM®).
Riley gained a unique perspective on dedication and the pursuit of excellence through the sport of freestyle wrestling. Riley is a seven-time Canadian National Champion in the sport; has competed in world championships, and placed third in the Senior Pan-American Championships. Riley attended King’s Edgehill School in Windsor, N.S. before spending 10 years gaining his further education and experience in the financial services industry outside of the province. Riley continues his involvement in both the wrestling program at King’s-Edgehill School and sister club The Windsor Mat Kings, as well as being actively involved with Wrestling Nova Scotia.
Born December 24, 1944 in Halifax and raised in Dartmouth/Woodside, Margie graduated from the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing in 1966 and pursued her passion for psychiatric nursing as a registered nurse. In 1970 she married then Ensign Kenneth Rock, US Coast Guard, and was whisked off to the USA. Just this year (2020) they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Throughout these exciting years, Margie have continued her nursing career, raised her two sons, and even survived family home moves through nine separate homes. Further, Margie had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world with her family. Most important has been her “annual migration” back to Nova Scotia to spend time with family, nursing classmates and friends.
Margie was introduced to Heather Strickey (KES Director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs), at a KES Alumni event in Orlando, Florida several years ago, and that has resulted in her reconnection with many KES classmates and more recent graduates at many memorable alumni gatherings in Florida, PEI and on the KES campus. Margie have always felt blessed that her parents agreed with her that she should be an “Edgehill Girl” thus expanding her horizons and opening her eyes and mind to the joy and possibilities this world possesses. Margie's recent retirement from the nursing profession has allowed her the time to enjoy traveling, her role as Nana to her six grandchildren and the honor to be a part of the Inglis Education Foundation Board at KES.
Heather Strickey began her teaching career at King's-Edgehill School in the fall of 1997. She taught a myriad of courses during her seventeen year teaching career at the School. In June of 2014, Heather retired her red pen and become the Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations for King’s-Edgehill School. Heather delights in the "Be More" philosophy of the School. Although Heather misses teaching, she is very excited about her work with the Advancement team. Heather is excited that our School continues to be a beacon for academic achievement in the Atlantic provinces and a source of pride and unforgettable memories for its Alumni.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.