Jacqueline Poirier and Debra Ann before the show.
The evening organized for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre was a resounding success. This event was the first for Grands & Co. showcasing one-of-a-kind artwork on hand-crafted leather Timeless Totes. Donations = $2,355.
Here I express my sincere thanks to everyone who donated their time, art, space, products, and funds. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Artists: for their commitment of time and their talented art expertise:
Christine Heslop – www.tannerywarehouse.com
Raksha Mani – @modern_tanjore
Lori Meeboer – www.lorimeeboer.com
Sarah Phelps – www.sarahphelps.com
Olga Pankova – www.liveeventartist.ca
Jacqueline Poirier – www.crazyplatelady.com
Danika Ragbar –
Nadia Ragbar – http://festivalofauthors.ca/participants/nadia-ragbar
Shawn Ragbar – www.area39.ca
Sacha D. Sewhdat – www.miraclemountain.ca
Denina Simmons – www.deninasimmons.com
Apoorva Varma – apoorvavarma.com
Andrew Westmaas – www.toronto.com ( Scarborough, Andrew Westmaas
Curator: Shannon Linde
Area39, Shawn Ragbar, for Printing, milling of brass hearts, website management, www.area39.ca
City Life Magazine, Angela Palmieri-Zerillo, Dolce Media Group, for advertising and City Life Magazines – www.citylifemagazine.ca
DNR Business Systems Inc. for capital expenditure
Milk Glass Co., Kelly Wray and Char Da Silva, for donating their art gallery space
Tonica Kombucha, Zoey Shamai, for donating kombucha teas, for the event www.tonicakombucha.com
Collective, 389 Spadina Av, Toronto, Sean and Shane, for supplying the paints at a discounted price – www.Toronto-Collective.com
Snacks, cheese platter, sushi platter donated by guests and artists.
All handmade Timeless Leather Totes were crafted by Debra Ann under the brand Grands & Co.
Seven (7) remaining painted totes are available for sale through this website. I encourage you to support my fund raising initiative. The funds go directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I can attest that the level of research that is carried out for cancer treatments has helped me, within a short time, to continue enjoying a high quality of life. Additionally, I found that working with my hands to create each unique tote is a creative way to heal the mind and body.
With love and thanks, February 2020
Debra Ann, Founder of Grands & Co., and Leathersmith