Fundraiser: Celebrate Ceramics is a new pottery fundraiser in Peterborough

The Kawartha Potters Guild (KPG) is hosting its first fundraiser, Celebrate Ceramics, on April 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lions Club, 347 Burnham St. The purpose of the event is “to help grow the ceramic arts community by helping to promote and foster the creativity of ceramic artists and the ceramic arts community.

Throughout the evening, tickets will be raffled off and the selected ticket holder will be able to choose a pottery item from a display of donated pieces, each worth $75 or more. Each ticket also includes a complimentary glass of wine and refreshments. Live music will be provided by Rob Philips.

Pottery pieces to be selected by ticket holders include donations from KPG members and potters across Ontario, including Teresa Dunlop, Monika Schaefer, Anne Chambers, Wayne Cardinalli, Allison Brannen, Anne Chambers and others.

Generous sponsors of the event are The Gardens of Peterborough, Summit Terrace, AYA Kitchen Designs, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, Chasing the Cheese, Empirical Assessment Solutions and Trent Valley Honda.

Tickets are $75 and include your choice of a unique ceramic creation, a glass of wine, appetizers, and musical entertainment. You can also buy a $25 ticket to bring a friend. These tickets do not entitle you to a ceramic coin, but include a glass of wine, appetizers and music.

Tickets are available at the Kawartha Potters Guild, located at 933 Talwood Dr., Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; by emailing [email protected]; or by calling the Guild at 905-742-4979.

Results empty bowls

A grand total of $31,427 was raised in support of YWCA Nourish Food Programs at the 18th Annual YWCA Empty Bowls event held at the venue on February 26th. Ticket holders at this year’s event received a handcrafted wooden or ceramic bowl and a restaurant coupon card, with discounts from 12 participating local restaurants.

“Our hearts are so full,” said YWCA CEO Kim Dolan. “When I stop to think of all the people and all the time that goes into making this event possible year after year, I am overwhelmed with the goodness of our community. Thank you to all those who have sculpted, created, sponsored, donated, assisted or lent a hand in order to help people in a situation of food insecurity. Your support of Nourish means a lot to the hundreds of people in our community who access our healthy eating workshops, advocacy trainings, community gardens and food boxes each month.

Participating restaurants this year included Amandala’s, Baked 4U, Black Honey, Central Smith, Fresh Dreams, Naked Chocolate, Pastry Peddler, Sam’s Place, That’s a Wrap and The Cheese Shop.

YWCA Empty Bowls was supported by members of the Kawartha Potters Guild and Kawartha Woodturners Guild, and sponsored by Kawartha Cardiology, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, The Venue, Pure Country 105, Move 99.7, The Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough This Week, KawarthaNOW , Freq 90.5, Oldies 96.7 and PTBOToday.ca.

For more information, visit ywcapeterborough.org. To learn more about the YWCA’s Nourish Food programs, visit nourishproject.ca/.

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