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Michael Martindale’s motto in life was “look in the direction you want to go.” In honour of his passing in 2020, his wife Sandra (Sandy) Martindale has established the Michael W Martindale and Sandra P Martindale Fund at the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Together with donors, your gift will set emerging scientists up for success.
Michael’s love of the outdoors, the ocean, and the marine life it supports began at an early age, as he grew up fishing with his family and spending time at the beach near his home at Cadboro Bay.
Although he moved to Phoenix for work, he loved spending time on Salt Spring Island with Sandy and it became their second home. Michael loved whales, salmon, and the ocean equally, and recognized their interdependence.
Learning about the work of PSF’s science teams inspired Sandy to make a generous donation of $100,000 US that establishes a special fund for the best and brightest local university students to work on a variety of salmon-related topics.
Since PSF’s inception, more than 45 post-secondary students have conducted studies with PSF’s research teams.
Thanks to Sandy’s vision of honouring Michael in such a significant way, we will be able to attract more emerging “salmon champions” by offering them financial support as they enhance their education and contribute to salmon research at the same time.
“So much of this knowledge can be shared to help others, we are all in this together.” – Sandy Martindale
PSF welcomes further contributions to help grow this special fund. If you would like to contribute, please contact Margaret Buttner, Manager, Development at 604-664-7664 or firstname.lastname@example.org