Noventis Credit Union’s Evening of History – A fundraiser for the Selkirk Heritage Endowment Fund (SHEF)
May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25 - $50
Local historian Rob Sarginson, well known for his heritage tours and colourful and entertaining presentations on the area’s storied past, will be the guest speaker. Sarginson will tell the story of the city’s earliest mayors, including James and Frederick Colcleugh who served in the late 1800s.
Musical entertainment will be courtesy Luciano Armenti.
The Selkirk and District Community Foundation manages SHEF.
Tickets on Sale Now
$25 or $50 for a gold ticket.
Each ticket entitles you to admission, including entry into a draw for a door prize, two glasses of wine or two beer and hor d’oeuvres. Those who opt for the $50 ticket make a greater contribution to the fund, get their name on the ‘gold guest list’ that will be displayed near the bar and they receive a $25 tax receipt.
Tickets are available at the Selkirk Civic Centre (200 Eaton Avenue) and at the Gaynor Family Regional Library. (Cash Only)
Title sponsor for the fundraiser is Noventis Credit Union. The PRHouse is the wine and beer sponsor, the Selkirk Record is the media sponsor, Roxy’s Uptown Café is the hors d’oeuvres sponsor, Copper Moon is the door prize sponsor and the Selkirk Community Arts Centre has generously donated the space for the evening and will run the art auction. A special thanks to the Gaynor Family Regional Library for once again selling tickets and making it possible for purchases after 4:30pm.
Thank you to the Artists that donated pieces to the Art Auction
Bev Galbraith, painter: Born in the small town of Whitemouth, MB, Bev began drawing and painting from an early age. She makes new discoveries with acrylic paint every day, and most enjoys the challenge of a portrait, or a wild animal. Bev took Advertising Art at RRCC plus various courses at the Forum Art Institute and with Tourism Culture, & Heritage, and worked in the publishing field until having children. Then she did freelance camera ready artwork in Winnipeg. Currently Bev leads the Stonewall Art Group, is president of the Selkirk Community Art Centre and teaches at the Gwen Fox Gallery continuing to learn about herself and her art, by mentoring others. Her paintings hang in many businesses and private homes across Canada.
John Valentine, potter: A short lesson on the potter’s wheel and John was hooked. He works with stoneware clay, fired in an electric kiln. Even after over 20 years of experience, he continues to experiment with new techniques and create new and exciting glazes. John’s creations serve an ideal utilitarian purpose while enriching any environment with the magic of their unique artistry. His pottery is sought after throughout the province, and treasured by all those who own a Valentine objet d’art. John is on the Board of Directors at the Selkirk Community Art Centre and is an active staff member of the Gwen Fox Gallery. He lives in rural Manitoba and tries hard not to work too hard.
Kathy Freeman, sculptor: Kathy was raised in Vancouver, B.C. and has been sculpting for 30+ years. She received training through Vancouver Community College’s Sculpt 2000 program. Kathy has always seen shapes “inside” of rocks and other objects in Nature. She believes that when working with stone, her best pieces are accomplished when she “sees” what is in the rock and “lets it out”. Kathy has sculpted in many mediums and styles, and has found her style in the sculpting of whimsical stone animals, full of movement and expression. Most recently, 2018, three of Ms. Freeman’s pieces were accepted into The Manitoba Society of Artists Open and Juried Art Show. Kathy herself has also been accepted as a member of The Manitoba Society of Artists this year, an esteemed honour in this province.
To make a donation to the fund without buying a ticket, contact the Selkirk and District Community Foundation today. DONATE
Thank you to our generous sponsors