There is a fun event coming to the Wawa Tourist Information Centre on Wednesday!
Artist, Tracy Barry will be setting up her travelling canvas at the TIC and welcomes everyone to paint for a great cause. With your donation of $5 or more you can get creative with colour and fill in a section on the canvas. Her objective is to travel from town to town, along the North Shore, with a large canvas and have communities and travelers take part in creating a beautiful work of art. This is what is hoped to become an annual event for numerous locations throughout Ontario, supporting a different charity each year! This year, the inaugural event, all proceeds will be delivered by Tracy and her team to the George Jeffery’s Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Tracy and the Travelling Canvas began the journey along the North Shore of Superior on August 8th in Terrace Bay, Marathon, and Biigtigong (Pic River). The next day in Sault Ste. Marie at the Art Gallery of Algoma. The rest of the schedule follows:
- Wawa, August 17, Tourist Information Centre from 5 – 8 p.m.
- Schreiber, August 18, Schreiber Museum from 6 – 9 p.m.
- Rossport, August 20, Doug Hunt Art Studio, 1 – 4 p.m.
- Nipigon, August 21, Rotary Park from 3 – 6 p.m.
- Thunder Bay, August 22, (Gallery 33, Baggage Building & CommuniTea & Coffee; Spa for you)
On August 23rd in Thunder Bay, the final donations will be accepted in the parking lot of the George Jeffery’s Children’s Centre (1 – 3 p.m.). The presentation to the George Jeffery’s Children’s Centre will take place at 4 p.m.
About the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation: Their continued goal is to raise the necessary funds to support the efforts of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre. The Centre provides a wide range of programs and services to babies, children and youth in Thunder Bay and throughout Northwestern Ontario that are challenged by physical and developmental disabilities.
The efforts of George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation are made possible through the generous contributions of individuals, groups and businesses who share a commitment to provide a better future for the children and youth of our community and Northwestern Ontario.