Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund

A photo of Brian and his Mum

Announcing the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund

At this year’s #FlashbackGala we announced the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund. Brian King passed away earlier this year on May 10th, 2016. Brian will always be remembered for his generosity, quirky and quick wit as well as his gentle spirit and patience. His passion for what was right was infectious. Banisher of the bullies, keeper of the peace, if there was right to be done, he would do it. A passionate creative genius, Brian executed brilliant events with fabulous menus, service, ambiance, and always a certain amount of panache.

Always keen to push the envelope, Brian was the driving force behind the creation of the Flashback Gala. Brian was also known for how he supported and inspired those who were just starting out in life. We honour our friend, and a great man with the creation of the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund, which will support the ongoing research that is so vital in keeping our stories alive through the CLGA.

This fund will support researchers in accessing our collections and, support researchers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to visit the CLGA in Toronto. Details on how to apply for the Brian King Fabulous Researcher grant will be publicized in 2017.

To contribute to the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund please donate here and specify in the notes that your donation is directed to the Brian King Fabulous Researcher Fund.

Remembering our friend and continuing his legacy
Photo: Brian King and his Mum at the 2013 #FlashbackGala

National Portrait Collection