It's a Matter of the Heart


Event: 3rd Annual Taylor Allan Memorial Concert
When: Sept 7th 560 Legion 734 Montreal St Kingston Ontario
Cost: $ 10. per person with all monies going to the Limestone Learning Foundation in Taylors name

Event Lineup: This year we have a showcase of even more exciting entertainment from local bands and entertainers from the Kingston area.

The event begins at 6:00 pm

1. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm - Kasey Ferguson and his Four Letter Words
2. 7:30 pm  - 8:30 pm -The Beegle Incident featuring Tracie Morgan
3. 8:45pm - 10:15 pm - The one and only Buzz Collins hypnotist show
4. 10:30pm -11:30pm - The Friday Night Jammers - featuring Bill Thompson
5. 11:45 - 12-45 -  Richard Cranium

We also have an incredible silent auction that will take place over the course of the evening. There is a vast array of items far to numerous to mention. Purchases may be made by Visa or MasterCard or Cash. There is an ATM at the legion for your convenience.

Again all monies raised from this annual event goes directly to the Limestone Learning Foundation. Each end of the school year bursaries are handed out to selected young people who are pursuing post secondary schooling. Please go to Taylors website for more information.

Cash donations will be acknowledged and receipts issued for amounts $20 and over.

Corporate Sponsorship Letter

January 14, 2013

Mr. Ken Allan,
Taylor Allan Fund Founder/Coordinator

To Whom It May Concern:

Re:  Corporate Sponsorship To Support the Taylor Allan 3rd Memorial Benefit Concert


On behalf of Ken Allan, The Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF) would like to offer this letter of verification and endorsement to raise funds for the Taylor Allan Fund.  Ken is the father of Taylor Allan, Founder and advocate of the Taylor Allan Fund. This Fund is a special one made in memory of Taylor Allan, a student of LaSalle SS, who was tragically taken from us as a result of a genetic heart defect in April 2008.
The 3rd Annual Taylor Allan Memorial Benefit Concert, in support of the Taylor Allan Fund, will be to be held on September 7th, 2013 at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560. This fundraiser presents bands from the Kingston community and a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Taylor Allan Memorial Fund administered by the Limestone Learning Foundation.
As a representative of the organizing committee for the concert the LLF recognizes Ms. Tracey Graves in her role as event planner of the 2nd Annual Taylor Allan Memorial Benefit Concert on September 8th, 2012. The LLF would appreciate your support as a corporate sponsor with fund raising activities to benefit the wonderful work this bursary does to enhance educational opportunities for our youth. For further information on this and past events please go to

Currently the Fund presents two annual bursaries in the amount of $250 each to selected graduating students who, during their high school years, have been an enthusiastic, well-rounded individual who explores & participates in new activities for the love of it.

Thank you for working with the Limestone Learning Foundation and the Taylor Allan Fund to help ensure this Bursary continues for years to come.  I know these awards are appreciated by the recipients and help to finance their post-secondary education.

Yours truly,

Leslie Myles

Managing Director, LLF

Letter of thanks

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2nd Annual Taylor Allan Memorial Benefit Concert - September 8th at Brandee's 



Check the amazing article in the EMC this year.  Go to our links section under EMC article 2012!


Aug 21 2012



OR CALL KEN ALLAN AT 613-539-4377


What a great line up for this amazing event.


Event starts at 7pm with the following bands playing over the duration of the night.  Will update soon with times.


River City Junction, Emily Fennel, Road Apples, Kasey Ferguson and other local acts.


Admission is only $10 with all monies going to the limestone learning foundation "Taylor Allan Memorial Benefit Fund".  Money from the fund will be handed out as bursaries to kids pursuing secondary studies.


Please check back often for more updates.





Ken Allan is pleased to announce the 2 recipients of the Taylor Allan Memorial Bursary Fund for 2012.

This award is presented annually (first year 2012) to a graduating student who, during their high school years, has been an enthusiatic, well rounded individual,who explores and participates in new activities for the love of it. The recipient echoes the character traits of Taylor by being a hard working, reliable and professional student who is kind, genuine and shows sound judgement.

This years award winners are ...Kourtney Dunlop of LCVI Georgina Pollard of Frontenac secondary... congratulations to you both!!!!!! $250.00 each to assist in post secondary education



In 2011 a grant of $1000 was provided to J.G. Simcoe Public School to allow them to purchase new jersey's for their recreational activities. 

Darrin Seymour (Principal of J.G. Simcoe), Jay Abramsky (Executive Member of Limestone Learning Foundation), Avah Allan, Ben Allan, and Ken Allan.


The following a note that was sent to Taylor's Dad via the website:



I just wanted you to know that I think it is amazing the idea you came up with to raise money for awareness and the memorial fund. I just finished reading about it in the newspaper. I went to school with Taylor at LaSalle. I talked to her a few times but didn't get to know her that well and I wish I had of. She had so many friends and so many people who cared about her. I soon came to realize Taylor was such a talented young lady and I\m sure you know that. You must be so proud to be her father.

After I found out Taylor passed away I became a whole new person. First off, after finding out about ARVC and the symptoms, I had to go have an ECG done myself because I had all symptoms except the fainting. It came back normal. I am just one of, I'm sure many people, who you have educated about ARVC which I am also sure not many people knew about until, unfortunately, after Taylor had passed. Doing fundraisers and raising awareness is actually going to save someone’s life if it hasn't already thanks to you and all people involved in the process.

Before Taylor passed away, there was many people I looked down upon or that I would talk about behind their backs and so on. After she passed, it made me realize, if one day, one of the people I called names, or talk about behind their back, pass away, I am going to hate and not forgive myself for a very long time if ever. Now, I try so hard to be friends with everyone. If I have nothing nice to say, I won't say anything, and because of this, I am a much happier person then I was a few years back.

I am now in my last year of the Social Service Worker program at St.Lawrence College. I cannot wait to be finished and pursue a career job helping people with everyday problems.

I think about Taylor often. She has helped me become the person I am today and she got me to this point in life where I wouldn't want it any other way. I want you to know that if she helped me, someone who barely knew her, could you even begin to imagine all of the people out there in our community and beyond who she has had an impact on? She is a true angel and has touched me and many others in so many positive ways.

I just wanted you to know I really look up to you for what you are doing to raise awareness. I unfortunately was not able to make it to the fundraising event but I am aware that it was a huge success!

I wish you and your family the best. Cherish the memories you have forever.

Thank you,



 As a testament to the power of awareness we are including a letter that was sent to Taylor’s dad the evening before the concert:


My name is Julia, I am 22 and live in Kingston. I have spent the past few days trying to find a way to get in touch with someone from Taylor's family. Even though I never knew her, I want you to know that she has touched, and affected others lives. In 2008 I started questioning my doctors medical condition, being my shallow breathing, difficulty with sports, unable to climb stairs at one point, syncope, pre-syncope, dizziness, etc. After reading about what happened to Taylor that summer, I panicked. Later that year, and going into January I underwent several tests and was admitted in and out the hospital. All of course worth my while. I was diagnosed with Wolfe Parkinson White Disease (AVNRT). A genetic disorder, that I would have been born with, undiagnosed until I was 20. Which has plagued me with symptoms my entire life. After talking about an ablation to fix this, they discovered a secondary condition, which is rare. Called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. I am one of two people currently being treated here in Kingston for this rare condition. They do not know what causes it, how exactly to treat it, and there is no cure. They cannot fix my first condition due to my second. Which I may have developed from years of having the first undiagnosed. Your daughter's story has saved lives, at least I know she has mine. Without her and you I do not know where I would be right now. And it makes me fear my daughter, and what she may possibly inherit from me. I want to thank you, for the awareness you are raising. There are people to this day who do not understand the seriousness of these conditions, or the young people and families that they plague. I was not even aware that HDH had a family genetic centre for cardiac conditions like this. And I visit the regular clinic every three months. I hope this reaches you. ~Julia






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