The Levasseur Community Trust officially launched with a charity event in Edmonton in June 2021 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of INNhotels, and to celebrate Gerry’s birthday. Thanks to your generous donations the evening was a huge success for the charity, which included a live auction hosted by Danny Hooper, and musical guest Brett Kissel. The evening raised $250,000 in donations and that amount was matched by the Levasseur family for a total of half a million dollars! Charities that benefited from the evening included, Victims Service Communities from Jasper, Robson Valley, Valemount, Columbia Valley RCMP, Invermere, Bow Valley, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Red Deer, and the Grande Cache Transition House Society. Local food banks from Jasper, Valemount, Grande Cache, Columbia Valley, Bow Valley, Red Deer, and Parkland County all received much needed donations. Levasseur’s love of animals also included donations made to the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, and the Wild Horses of Alberta Society.