Fine art that changes lives

National Post (Latest Edition) - - FINANCIAL POST - Amoryn En­gel PHO­TOS BY ADAM BORNSTEIN

Michael McCain, along with his mother Mar­garet McCain, hosted the fifth an­nual Ny­ota Weze­sha Art Auc­tion in Toronto. All funds raised will sup­port Sper­oway, a Cana­dian char­ity that em­pow­ers high­achiev­ing youth liv­ing in poverty in Kenya.

The Ny­ota Weze­sha Ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram sup­ports young peo­ple whose fam­i­lies can­not af­ford their ed­u­ca­tion. It pro­vides schol­ar­ships and sup­port so that they can suc­cess­fully com­plete their sec­ondary and univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion.

The auc­tion in­cluded jury- se­lected works from some of Canada’s lead­ing, emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists, auc­tioned off by Wadding­ton’s Stephen Ranger, one of Canada’s best-known auc­tion­eers. Bright lights lend­ing sup­port to the great cause in­cluded Michael Adam­son, Cana­dian artist; Jos Sch­mitt, CEO, Ae­quitas In­no­va­tions; Ju­dith Richard­son and Charles Le Pièr­res, own­ers and founders, Ju­dith & Charles; and David Dal Bello, manag­ing direc­tor, In­vest­ment Bank­ing at RBC Cap­i­tal Mar­kets.

Mil­lions of young peo­ple in Africa lack ac­cess to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. Ed­u­ca­tion is one of the most ef­fec­tive ways to move fam­i­lies out of poverty.

“This year’s auc­tion was a tremen­dous suc­cess, rais­ing funds to pro­vide 100 schol­ar­ships to gifted, des­ti­tute stu­dents in Kenya,” said Lynda Kuhn, Ny­ota Weze­sha Art Auc­tion com­mit­tee chair. “Our goal is to build lead­ers through ed­u­ca­tion; to em­power these in­spir­ing young peo­ple with the skills to help their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties. The gen­eros­ity of spon­sors, artists and many sup­port­ers is mak­ing this all pos­si­ble.” Spon­sors in­cluded Sco­tia­bank, BMO Cap­i­tal Mar­kets and Maple Leaf Foods.

Tanya Sch­mitt, TD Bank, Jos Sch­mitt, Ae­quitas In­no­va­tions and Natalie Ribkoff, TD Bank.

Mar­garet McCain, CC ONB, with Lynda Kuhn, Maple Leaf Foods and Ny­ota Weze­sha Art Auc­tion chair.

John Led­erer and Michael McCain, Maple Leaf Foods, and Pa­trick Coul­ter, Pa­trick B. Coul­ter and As­so­ci­ates.

Tess McLean, prin­ci­pal, Tess McLean Con­sult­ing, with artist Michael Adam­son.

David Dal Bello, RBC, Martha Grant, PUBLIC Inc. and Dr. Michele Far­ru­gia, Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal.

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