Beth and I were guests at Project Upstream’s Gala Fundraising Reception, Dinner and Auction, November 22, 2012 at Ashbury College in Ottawa. “Carrefour du village, St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, Charlevoix”, the 24” x 30” oil on canvas painting I donated was the featured live auction item. It sold for $1700. The funds raised go to programs for youth mental health.
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The winning raffle ticket for the painting I donated to Canadian Parents for French (CPF) was drawn on October 20, 2012 at CPF’s National Conference in Ottawa. Beth and I were guests at the banquet where the announcement of the winner was made. The raffle was a very successful fundraiser for CPF. Rita Parikh was the excited winner of, “L’étang, Morin Heights”, oil on hardboard, 11” x 14”. She ran from the back of the room to the podium. Rita is from Victoria, BC and was just nominated to the National Board of CPF. In 2008 Rita travelled around the world with her husband and two children spending four months in the South of France.
John offered the painting show below “Un étang, Auberge du Vieux Foyer” to the 20th annual Fuller-Keon Golf Tournament. This is a benefit for the Ottawa Heart Institute.
I participated in “Art for the Heart”, an exhibition of art and a fundraiser for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Barrhaven. Approximately 250 people visited the show. The Heart Institute was very pleased with the amount they received in donations, and the commission from the 9 artists. This may become an annual event. Beth and I got first class assistance from our son, Bill, his wife, Joanna and our granddaughters, Sophia and Helena who were visiting us for Winterlude from New Hampshire. This was the first time the family were with us for the setting up of an exhibition. The girls demonstrated great skills as art installers and were able to make solid suggestions for improvements in the overall appearance of my booth. It was a fun day and we enjoyed meeting the many visitors.
I donated this 36″ x 48″ oil on canvas painting to help the efforts to save the South March Highlands. The painting was auctioned on eBay from Dec. 5 to 15, and the $4,000 raised was contributed to the cause.
You can see the auction link here.
You can learn more about the efforts of this group of citizens and the status of the project at their website southmarch.wordpress.com.