TIMERAISER OF THE MONTH

NOVEMBER, 2018

Kara Wright

What piece of art did you buy?

The unnamed piece was painted by Wayne in an art therapy workshop at the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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

I volunteered coaching triathlon clinics, organizing community triathlon races and serving as Communications Director for the Kamloops Triathlon Club.

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

Triathlon is a microcosm for life. It’s an opportunity to repeatedly put everything you have into reaching a goal, and fail, but get back up and try again. You don’t get to the finish line alone either, there are countless volunteers, coaches, bike mechanics, family and friends that you rely on along the way. It’s a reminder that it takes a village, and the Kamloops triathlon community is there to support you.

What do you like best about your artwork?

I love the bright colours and the anarchy of it. If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, you can probably appreciate that there is beauty to be found in the messiness of trauma and recovery. I bought this piece at a time when I was recovering from a brain injury and it helped to remind me that we are all worthy and make an impact in ways that we may never know. I hope that Wayne reads this and knows that he had an impact on me.

What do you like about the Timeraiser event?

In addition to being a proud owner of Timeraiser artwork, my day job is managing business education programs for youth with Junior Achievement (JABC), a proud Kamloops Timeraiser volunteer agency.

At last year’s Timeraiser, I met Cassandra Brake from Sun Life Financial and Nicholas Adams, from Kamloops Makerspace who are now JABC volunteers. They have each mentored several JABC programs, helping hundreds of Kamloops youth gain financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills. Now that’s a win-win-win!

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?
CONTACT US
Contact Us
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

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