The Senator Don Oliver Studio is a new state of the art practice and teaching studio designed to inspire musicians to higher levels of creativity and collaboration. In February 2020, Wade made a gift to the Dalhousie Performing Arts Campaign to honour Senator Oliver’s extensive ties to Dalhousie and celebrate his lifelong connection to the arts.Learn More
The QEII Foundation contributes to life-changing experiences for patients and their loved ones by funding new technologies, medical research, innovation and professional education. Wade has been an ongoing donor and has served on the Board of Trustees since June 2015.Learn more
Wade is a founding supporter and donor of The Centre for Entrepreneurship. The Centre promotes entrepreneurship as a career path for students at MUN by exposing students to the experience of starting and operating a business.Learn more
In 2016, Wade’s donation established the DC Makes program at the Discovery Centre in Halifax. DC Makes fosters an entrepreneurial mind-set in youth by providing a place to connect, plus the tools, resources, and mentors to support them. Wade also funds the Maker League Camps that run in conjunction with the DC Makes program.Learn more
Family SOS is a local, child-centred non-profit organization focused on building strong and healthy families. Their Courage to Give Back Awards recognize exceptional individuals in the community. Wade donates annually to support their efforts.Learn more
In 2006, Wade established the James R. Pearcey Scholarship in memory of James R. Pearcey. James was a MUN Civil Engineering graduate and president of the class of 1993. The award goes to a student who shows promise in entrepreneurship.
Wade supports and donates his time to Captains & Cooks, a unique fundraising event in Halifax. Local restaurants team up with the business community to host a day on the water with a gourmet lunch enjoyed on a beautiful boat. 100% of proceeds raised go to local charities.Learn more