Sketches of Saskatoon – all dressed up in its finest – put in an appearance at last weekend’s Mayor’s Cultural Gala.
The Gala is the premiere fund-raising event in support the fine work of the Saskatoon Community Foundation.
Since its inception eight years ago, the event has raised over $2.5 million and provided funds to support over 150 charity grants annually.
This year’s event had a ‘Home Grown’ theme – featuring Saskatoon based talent.
Attendees at the gala were gifted with their very own copies of Sketches of Saskatoon. What could be more home grown that a collection of sketches of this beautiful city created by a fellow Saskatonian?
I am delighted to be able to put SOS to work in the service of supporting charities who do such great work to keep Saskatoon shining.
Every night at McNally Robinson Booksellers is a good night. This one was doubly good for me, as I launched Sketches of Saskatoon with a Reading and Signing event on December 2nd.
About 30 fine folks turned out for the celebration. They were very excited to see the book for themselves; and many of them took away multiple copies as gifts for friends and family.
I had a great time filling people in on the inspiration for the book, sharing how the images were created, describing what it took to put the pages together, and much much more.
The fine folks over at Grower Direct Florists (Kim, Quinn and the team) sent along a surprise bouquet of flowers to brighten up the night.
And, Marcy, the Special Events coordinator at McNally did her usual excellent job of set up and hosting.
Here are a few more pics from the evening for you to enjoy.