on­line auc­tion for alzheimer’s ser­vices

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

more than three dozen pieces of art and ser­vices are go­ing to the high­est bid­der as an on­line art auc­tion aims to in­crease the hours of respite care avail­able through the North bay alzheimer So­ci­ety.

bids are be­ing ac­cepted un­til Sept. 21 but many of the works will be fea­tured at a sold-out mu­sic, art and stand-up comedy event at the grande event Cen­tre Fri­day night.

Spe­cial guest at the Look, Lis­ten and Laugh (be­cause de­men­tia Sucks) event is bob Wood, Nipiss­ing mp for 16 years be­gin­ning in 1988, who was re­cently di­ag­nosed with early stage alzheimer’s dis­ease.

Con­trib­u­tors in­clude Keith Camp­bell, david Car­lin, edna Scott, pat Stamp, Jur­gen mohr, midge ravens­dale, Christine Fortin and mary Jowsey.

Jeff marceau, air-brush mu­ral­ist, will be cre­at­ing a do­na­tion live in the ban­quet room, with the im­age of an ele­phant cho­sen as a sub­ject be­cause the mem­ory-fa­mous ele­phant is of­ten as­so­ci­ated with alzheimer’s dis­ease.

also do­nat­ing works are emerg­ing artists such as pen­cil sketcher miranda prior of powas­san and new North bay res­i­dent pauline Suther­land from Fort al­bany First Na­tion.

top bids listed at the www.small­town­times.ca web­site so far in­clude $250 for Camp­bell’s porce­lain plate do­na­tion, $180 for Fortin’s pi­ano lessons, $150 for Cater­ing by Lu­cie to de­liver a 10-per­son in-home meal, $125 for a pri­vate paint­ing les­son with Jack Lock­hart and $100 for prior’s print.

the event helps close out Cana­dian as­so­ci­a­tion of Stand-up Co­me­di­ans first na­tional aware­ness week as it lob­bies for fed­eral recog­ni­tion as an art to ac­cess fund­ing avail­able to other rec­og­nized per­for­mance artists.

it also lands at the be­gin­ning of the alzheimer So­ci­ety’s Cof­fee break cam­paign to raise aware­ness and en­cour­age busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions to hold their own fundrais­ing gath­er­ings.

do­na­tions can be made to the North bay alzheimer So­ci­ety at the event by cheque or and on­line at http://alzheimer.ca/en/sud­bury­man­i­toulin with full char­i­ta­ble re­ceipt avail­able.

Submitted photo

Jur­gen Mohr is one of the artists par­tic­i­pat­ing in an on­line art auc­tion in aid of respite care through the North Bay Alzheimer So­ci­ety.

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