MIDNIGHT IN PARIS:
A Gala Fundraiser to Support Pandora’s Collective’s Outreach Program
at the BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic
DATE & TIME: November 15, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm.
LOCATION: Vinci’s Caffé and Art Gallery, 194 West 3rd, Vancouver.
COST: A $45 ticket ($35 for Pandora's members) includes a glass of wine and a selection of canapés.
HOST: RC Weslowski
Vancouver, BC: On November 15th, Pandora’s Collective presents a “Midnight in Paris” themed gala fundraiser to help raise funds for the poetry outreach program at the BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic. With special host and key speakers, the event features live entertainment and a silent auction.
Get swept back to 1920s Paris for this themed soirée. Vinci’s Caffé transforms into the stomping ground for the most famous artists and writers of the 20th century so make sure you dress the part. Local songstress Sharon Bryson sings some swinging tunes so you can dance the Charleston or stand on the sidelines to watch while you sip a Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll likely spot Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald there, deep in conversation with attendees. But the crowd’s chatter at this café will be focused on the healing power of poetry.
a powerful tool in their recovery.”
“In our outreach programs, we find that poetry opens doors to emotions that sometimes are just too powerful to release in other ways. Even those who tell us they can’t write, they have never written or dislike writing come away with something profound if they try and they often want to share it in the workshop,” explains Nish. “Despite their age, economic bracket or skill set, the writing process can go a long way in terms of building self-confidence and finding positive ways of dealing with situations.”
The Midnight in Paris fundraiser coincides with the online crowdsourcing campaign #write2heal on the Pandora’s Collective website with the fundraising goal of $5000, which would sustain the workshops for one year. All proceeds from the fundraiser, silent auction and online campaign will go towards the development and expansion of the Pandora’s Collective’s outreach program.
For more information or interview requests, please contact:
Lindsay Glauser Kwan, Publicist
THE SILENT AUCTION Bring your wallet!
Vancouver Art Gallery: 1 Year Family Pass
The Arts Club Theatre: 2 tickets to the play
Turning Point Ensemble: 2 Tickets to a show
Padma: One Spiritual Counseling Session
Earle Peach: Two music lessons either voice or instrument
Pillow Décor: 1, framed print of Vancouver in circa 1920’s
Lush Loops: Hula Hoops, one adult, one child
Wilkinson's Automobilia: scale die cast model car (plastic and metal) of a beautiful red Mercedes -Benz SLS AMG by Maisto
Electric Pepper Mills
Y’s Books: Gift Card
Plum: Gift Card
Tegan Forbes: 1/2 hour reading @ The Tarot Room on Granville Island
Starbucks: Gift Basket
Bridges Restaurant: Gift Card
Joyelle Brandt: Original Artwork
Joyelle Brandt: Children’s Book and Artwork
Victor Schwartzman: LP’s
Vinci’s Gallery and Café: Gift Card
Necklace Granville Island
Sharon McIntee-Birrell and Gordon Birrell
The Vancouver Art Gallery
The Arts Club Theatre
Vinci’s Gallery and Cafe
Turning Point Ensemble
A Bread Affair