Glen Elbe Learning & Experience Centre

We are raising money and support for what will be known as the “Glen Elbe Learning & Experience Centre”.

In 2019, a remarkable woman named Jane Topping, passed away and generously donated her Glen Elbe farm property and home, to TIWLT. We are looking for volunteers to help with gardening, pruning, carpentry and trail maintenance – but we have four initiatives that need your financial support.

For every $100 donated, a donor’s (or honouree’s) name will be added to the “4Ever Wall”. For $200, you can have two plaques. Consider this an opportunity to make a gift that will be displayed within the Glen Elbe restoration, literally forever! It makes a wonderful gift and remembrance and you get a full tax receipt. Some of the reasons people have chosen so far remembering are shown below. Weddings, birthdays, end-life, even a favourite 4-legged companion are all excellent reasons to support 4ever and help TIWLT. Every $100 you donate gets you a $100 CRA approved tax receipt as well as a 4”x12” 4ever tile that will be displayed prominently on site.

Please select a campaign and help Glen Elbe grow or support TIWLT’s very important Conservation Protection Fund.

Select a Campaign to Support

Glen Elbe Learning & Experience Centre, Barn

The Stagecoach Stop

This hand-hewn timber structure needs its foundation repaired and its walls resided with local pine. The hay loft is in good shape and will be a wonderful meeting place when the renovations are complete and electricity installed. While volunteers will do most of the work, it will cost $21,000 for materials and electrical services.

We need 210 donations of $100 to make this possible. 

Glen Elbe Learning & Experience Centre, Barn
Glen Elbe Learning & Experience Centre, House

Wrap-around Veranda & Meeting Space

TIWLT is currently restoring the 1840 house interior and outside veranda. Some of “4ever Wall Plaques” you can donate to  will be displayed here as shown in the mockup above. When complete, during TIWLT events visitors can relax in the veranda’s shade, just as they did on stage-coach stops 150 years ago.

We need 170 donations of $100 to complete the restoration.


Bats and Bird Monitoring Station

TIWLT plans to set up an audio monitoring station that can hear bat and bird sounds humans can’t. Recordings will help to map sensitive environments, time migrations and breeding cycles. With the right equipment, we can also translate the sounds into frequencies people can hear as part of our learning programs, like “bat walks”.

Thanks to your support, this campaign has been fully funded! Please consider a gift to another campaign, or to our Conservation Protection Fund

Maple Tree

Climate Change Arboretum

If you are a gardener, you know that all plant ranges are confined by hardiness zones. With climate change, plants that once could not survive here, now can, or soon will be able to. TIWLT will build and maintain an arboretum that features those trees and shrubs on the move. Visitors will be able to see what choices are possible for their own properties.

Thanks to your support, this campaign has been fully funded! Please consider a gift to another campaign, or to our Conservation Protection Fund


Imagine bringing your friends and family here and seeing their names on the 4Ever Wall!

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