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MICA Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 2
October 2007 (PDF format )

"Experience the Islands"
at the 5th Annual MICA Gala Dinner & Auction

November 9, 2007 at 6 pm at Oak Island Resort, Western Shore

As MICA continues to execute its mission with more projects in the pipeline, this year's fundraising event for the Mahone Islands Conservation Association will offer members and guests the opportunity to "experience the Mahone Islands area" in many forms.

Thanks to donations from the local community, MICA will auction off the Island experience - through its art, music, photography, stories, regional cooking, sporting and cottage life - all of them reflecting the famous beauty of the South Shore region.

The mainstay of the Auction continues to be the exceptional visual art contributed each year by local artists - painters Sheila Lewis, Carol Ann Shelton, Carole Whitcomb, Tom Ward, Jose Antonio Valverde, and wood turner Ozzie Hardy, whimsical fish artist Gary Longard and photographer Ward Isnor.

New items this year include evenings of private musical entertainment contributed by the Clas Larssen Quartet with Katrein, Irish music group Dicey Reilly, golf passes, sailing on Bluenose II, private cruises with cocktails, private airplane rides, gourmet dinners.

3 Exciting Auctions will take place :

  • the Silent Auction from 6 to 8:30 pm featuring Dr. Laurie McNeill at the keyboard
  • the Live Auction that follows the dinner featuring auctioneer Dean Manning, back by popular demand
  • the Personal Treasures Room for the Cash 'n Carry
Tickets are $45.00. For Reservations, please call Nicole Ernst at 624-8864

The Gala Dinner & Auction is the main fundraiser for MICA and its objective is to increase that funding year-over-year. We are, therefore, aiming to raise over $23,000 for the evening. Since historically, there has been a waiting list for tickets, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

MICA Gala Dinner Auction 2006     MICA Gala Dinner Auction 2006
MICA's 4th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction, November 10, 2006. Photos by Ward Isnor.

Raffle of Al Chaddock painting

Al Chaddock with his painting of Canvas Back Duck
Chester artist Al Chaddock poses with his beautiful water colour of a Canvas Back duck,
which he donated to the Mahone Island Conservation Association.

The painting will be raffled off at the MICA Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, November 9 , 2007. 1000 tickets are to be sold at $5 or 3 for $10. They may be bought at Kinley's Drugs in Lunenburg, Kinburn Pharmasave and the Eclectic Garage (531-3333) in Mahone Bay, or by contacting any MICA director.

"I firmly believe in the sanity of protecting the Nova Scotia islands and inland ocean, both for the sake of the near-shore fishery, the economy and the ecological health and vitality of Nova Scotia's southwestern shore," said artist Al Chaddock who donated a water colour of a Canvas Back duck, that winters in the Mahone Bay area, and are not arriving in as plentiful numbers as before.

Annual Membership Dues
Membership fees may be paid at the Annual Dinner Gala & Auction, November 9, 2007 or by mailed cheque to MICA, 189, Hirtle Cove Road, Oakland, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 or online at this link.

Calling All Members...
MICA needs you! MICA needs new volunteers for several committees. These include Finance, Acquisition and Administration, Stewardship, Membership, Public Relations, Resource Documentation, Education, and Art Auction.

Any interested members can contact MICA through the web site, or by calling any director.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact any of the MICA Directors

Island Status:
Andrews - Conserved
Backmans - Conserved
Coveys - Conserved
Spectacle - Posted Crown
Bella - Posted Crown
Sheep - NCC


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