Thank you to Caede for hosting her birthday party along with an art fundraiser for Developmental Disabilities Association. Kim Almond who coordinates the program and three of the artists were in attendance and enjoyed showing off their art to us.
So far we’ve raised almost $200. Most of the art is for sale, including the raku fish in the Fireside Room ($35 each) that many people have remarked on.
Caede is collecting donations till mid August.
As people came in they were stamped with “creativity is contagious–pass it on”, a quotation attibuted to Albert Einstein, who probably believed it whether or not he actually said those words. (It’s doubtful according to Google.)
Lots of great food–including mostly vegan and/or gluten-free to be hospitable to “restrictive eaters.” Caede identified different areas of the tables so that restrictive eaters could easily find what they needed.
A lot more “pride rocks” were painted and placed in the inner courtyard.Still room for more and Caede’s inspired to get some big ones and paint for the 49th & Oak corner to show our support.
Vivian took these photo showing people enjoying themselves.
And Daisy and Gemma (and Serena) especially enjoyed the bubbles!
Here’s the invitation that went out:
Art Fundrai$er for the Developmental Disabilities Association
Join Caede, co-Chair of the Arts Committee, Fri July 20th 2018, 4-9 pm
Celebrate Caede’s special birthday and support one of her favorite charities
Take in the art exhibition, speak with Kim Almond, Art Coordinator for the DDA, purchase a piece of art, make a tax-deductible donation, create chalk art, walk the labyrinth, paint rainbow rocks, forage the garden for veggies, select an art oracle card and learn more about the artist
Your creativity and participation is encouraged
Bring a potluck dish to share for the dinner @ 5:30 pm
* dairy-free, low fodmap (includes Gluten-Free), vegan and veggie dishes appreciated
Caede Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Developmental Disabilities Association here: https://www.develop.bc.ca/