Keeping It Living Art Cards and Alternative Gift Cards Available for the Holiday Season
Due to COVID-19 our offices are currently closed, however, thanks to a few hardworking individuals you can still get these sought after cards from the Uplifters Shop and Edible Island. Thanks to Ulrike Schmidt, the Uplifters Shop and Edible Island for making this happen!
In addition to our art cards, we have alternative gift cards for those who want to make a donation in someones name instead of getting them a traditional gift. Our alternative gift cards have gone completely online this year, making this gift waste free. With our online form you can purchase multiple cards at once, specify which day you would like the card delivered and request a tax receipt! Visit our Alternative Gift page to order yours today.
On a separate note, handmade masks are still available at the Spool Sewing Studio at#4 – 420 Fitzgerald Ave in Courtenay.
On October 23 and 24th, 2020, volunteers helped reclaim 150 meters of streamside along Mallard Creek.
A three tiered fundraiser that includes a 50/50 raffle, online auction, and reverse telethon to raise funds to protect and restore Kus-kus-sum.
On Saturday, September 26, forty volunteers pitched in to collect garbage at Kus-kus-sum and Hollyhock Flats as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The photos and short video captured from the day illustrate just how industrious it was.
Project Watershed has raised over $2.9 million for Kus-kus-sum and they are closer than ever to acquiring and restoring the site to natural habitat for fish & wildlife, climate change mitigation, reconciliation and community health.
Project Watershed needs volunteers to help us harvest willow cuttings, and then plant them alongside sections of Mallard Creek.
Deanne McRae and Mackenzie Gartside have started something new in downtown Courtenay – The Uplifters Shop. Unlike a normal for profit retail store, most of the items they sell have some kind of charity kickback. In this way the store “lifts up” a variety of charities both local and abroad. One project they are supporting is Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum initiative.
Christopher Smith of Glaskrafter Art Glass is generously donating the proceeds from a selection of his beautiful kiln cast glass salmon sculptures to the Kus-kus-sum project. In fact, he has already donated $1,600 to Kus-kus-sum for a sculpture bought in August.
We were finally able to hold the Paintings, By The Numbers event on Sept 12, 2020. The event raised over $25,000 for Kus-kus-sum and despite the fact that it was very different than we had planned preCOVID, it turned out to be a success.