Hospital to benefit from show

Just because they’re going into their 29th annual art exhibition doesn’t mean the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club can’t try something new.

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Just because they’re going into their 29th annual art exhibition doesn’t mean the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club can’t try something new.

Throughout its upcoming week-long showcase of the works of local artists and artisans at the Red Barn, June 27 to July 3, the club will be raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital.

It’s a place that’s seeing much use by Sicamous residents these days, says club member Juanita Etson, who, along with her fellow club members, wanted to do something with this year’s art show that reaches outside of the community.

“There are lots of us who know of children who go to Children’s Hospital,” says Etson. “Those are good reasons for going outside of ourselves, outside of our community.”

To encourage $5 donations for the good cause at the door, the club is in the process of gathering door prizes from local artists and businesses.

Etson notes that Waterways Houseboats has already kindly donated a houseboat trip for 10 for the fall, which will be the grand prize to be drawn on Thursday, July 3 at 3 p.m.

“We’ve never pulled this kind of stuff before,” says Etson, who is excited about the venture. “It’s an art show, but with a new twist.”