pARTners for change

Last evening was “pARTners for change,” a fund-raiser in downtown St. Catharines. The event was a joint initiative between the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts and OPIRG-Brock, and money raised goes to support student scholarships and community programming through OPIRG’s downtown InfoShop.

We are still tallying everything up, but I certainly felt that the evening was a success. So many wonderful pieces of art in the show/sale (thank you to all the artists who generously donated work), and so many wonderful folks who showed up to enjoy the evening.

Good food, good drink, good company, good deals, good art, and two good causes!

We hosted the event in two spaces – at Pan and at the OPIRG InfoShop. The two locations are just a couple of minutes apart on foot and our lovely antler-wearing student volunteers did a great job of making sure everyone knew where they were going.

Our organizing committee needs to meet and take stock of how things went, but I sincerely hope that this will become a regular event.

2 thoughts on “pARTners for change

  1. A friend who attended said to me this morning that she found the event ‘warm’ — that is, in a friendly way. She has experienced lots of auctions, live and silent. The reaction that she had makes me realize that this is a quality that we can’t lose. It was a great event for meeting people you have not seen in a while or people you don’t usually get to see in a social context. How to grow this event and keep it fun and social will be something I’d like to work towards next year!

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