TIMERAISER OF THE MONTH

APRIL, 2019

Catherine Turnbull Spence

What piece of art did you buy?

Well – first of all I did not really buy this piece – I only was able to receive it after completing 100 volunteer hours!! So that tells you how much I really liked it. The title of my painting is ‘Oh Those Warm Winds!’ I felt an attachment to it as soon as I saw it.

What organization(s) did you volunteer with to pay for your art?

The organizations I volunteered for were: Kids of Steele, Special Olympics, X Fest, Art Council and People in Motion.

What do you like best about the organization you volunteered for?

I enjoyed each organization I volunteered for. It was an opportunity for me to meet new people and contribute to our community. Even though I was giving to others, it was also a self-fulfilling experience. One feels a sense of satisfaction when they give. The people I interacted with were always welcoming. Participating as a volunteer opened up my eyes and heart to many organizations, and their work, that I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience.

What do you like best about your artwork?

Art is all about the feeling it invokes in the beholder. This piece stirred up past memories within me – of fun, being carefree, and prairie winds; it also touched on my present thoughts of trees and how they are symbolic of several areas in my life. I actually think part of the familiarity with this piece was that it reminded me of a picture I would see in a Dr. Zeus book. The colors are fun and sparkly and the image is real but imaginative.

What do you like about the Timeraiser event?

I love the uniqueness of this event. The Timeraiser concept benefits so many – and we all have fun doing it! (although there can be some very competitive bidding!) It benefits the volunteer organizations because they receive more exposure around their cause and they secure a new pool of volunteers. It benefits the art community because their art is displayed and more people are able to appreciate it. (I have been so impressed with the quality of art at this event). And it benefits the participants because it gives them an opportunity to become more involved in their community – to experience the satisfaction of giving and building new relationships. And it benefits the community of Kamloops as it helps support organizations that provide a valuable service to the people that live here. Thank you to the organizers of this event – your time enriches many.

OUR EVENT

SPONSORS

All the artwork in a Kamloops This Week Timeraiser is purchased at market value  - none of the artists were asked to donate their work.  This is one of the key principles of the Kamloops This Week Timeraiser - it supports the careers of emerging artists in our community.  Corporate and personal donations pay for all the pieces - their generosity is a key part of the Timeraiser's success.

OUR PARTICIPATING

AGENCIES

We aim to have 20 different agencies in attendance at the Kamloops This Week Timeraiser.  Each agency is present with a spokesperson to tell you about their mission, volunteer opportunities and answer any questions you have.  This list will grow and change slightly until we finalize everyone.

  • MS Society
  • Brennans Ugly Sweater Run
  • Kamloops Arts Council
  • People in Motion
  • Kamloops Society for the Written Arts
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Boogie the Bridge
  • Operation Red Nose
  • Buskers Festival
  • SPCA
  • Special Olympics
  • Ask Wellness
  • Kamloops Immigrant Services
  • BC Interior Community Foundation
  • Homeless Mat Project.

OUR EVENT

SPONSORS

All the artwork in a Timeraiser is purchased at market value  - none of the artists were asked to donate their work.  This is one of the key principles of the Timeraiser - it supports the careers of emerging artists in our community.  Corporate and personal donations pay for all the pieces - their generosity is a key part of the Timeraiser's success.

OUR PARTICIPATING

AGENCIES

We aim to have 20 different agencies in attendance at the Timeraiser.  Each agency is present with a spokesperson to tell you about their mission, volunteer opportunities and answer any questions you have.  This list will grow and change slightly until we finalize everyone.

  • Four Paws Food Bank
  • Literacy in Kamloops
  • Operation Red Nose
  • People in Motion
  • Kamloops Society for the Written Arts
  • BC Interior Community Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Kamloops Homeless Mat Project
  • Barnhartvale Horse and Hiker Association
  • BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Kamloops Seniors Village
  • Junior Achievement
  • Brennans Ugly Sweater Run
  • Kamloops Theraputic Riding Assoc
  • Kamloops Arts Council
  • Special Olympics
  • List not yet finalized - this is last year's list and will be updated with 2019 agencies as we get closer.
QUESTIONS?
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DON'T MISS IT!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

 

AT THE REX HALL

417 SEYMOUR STREET
KAMLOOPS, B.C.

6:30 - 11:00PM

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM
FINAL BIDS: 8:30PM

6:30 - 11:00PM

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM
FINAL BIDS: 8:30PM

DON'T MISS IT!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

 

AT THE REX HALL

417 SEYMOUR STREET
KAMLOOPS, B.C.

6:30 - 11:00PM

DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM
FINAL BIDS: 8:30PM

QUESTIONS?
CONTACT US
Contact Us

The Rex Hall