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MICA Annual Gala

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sponsored by

ABCO Industries Limited            Bailly's Fuels            Lighthouse Publishing

This year's event turned out to be another exciting auction with an incredible selection of art and other talents donated by our supporters. Wonderful auction items were donated and helped raise $22,500!

Art Auction 2006 Amos H. Stevens half hull model
MICA Treasurer, Sherry Swinamer, accepts David Corkum's donation
of the Amos H. Stevens half hull model to MICA's 4th Annual Art Auction.
Photo: John Swinamer, October 2006
Some of the artists who contributed to this year's auction included Malcolm Callaway, Al Chaddock, Kate Church, Ward Isnor, Sheila Lewis, Carol Ann Shelton, Jose Antonio Valverde, and Tom Ward.

Art Auction 2006 Sheila Lewis Painting
Artist Sheila Lewis and auction winner Ruth Taylor with Lewis' painting "Islands in Spring"
Photo: November 2006

The Art Auction Dinner took place at the Oak Island Resort, Spa & Convention Centre, Western Shore and guests enjoyed music by Laurie McNeill. The evening included the Personal Treasures room, new last year, which is a Cash 'n Carry sale of personal items from people's homes - china, crystal, antiques, jewelry, mall artistic items or family heirlooms. The Silent Auction of delightful items from local businesses and individuals, ran from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and the Live Auction of works by local artists began at 8:30 pm with auctioneer Dean Manning.

Our raffle prize this year was a treasure chest filled with 200 loonies (Spanish gold!), the prized treasure of Captain Kidd, Jr! The Captain (MICA director Dale Rafuse) who was MC for the evening and his first mate circulated in the audience, in full pirate dress.

The event was sold out and was attended by Finance Minister Michael Baker, Minister of Community Services Judy Streatch, and Natural Resources Minister David Morse. Everyone was surprised and very pleased with the announcement made by Minister Morse that the province would work with MICA to purchase both Backmans and Coveys Islands as Crown land for Nova Scotians.

MICA extends a heartfelt thanks to the
2006 Art Auction and Dinner Organising Committee
Pam Barker
Jo Clouston
Sherrill Harrison
Brom Hart
Sharron Isnor
Sidney Lang
Susan Pratt
Sherry Swinamer
Ruth Taylor
Bill Whyte

and the Organising Committee thanks the following for their help:
Jacquie Avery
Jeff Avery
Abe Croft
Nicole Ernst
Cathy Gregoire
Chris Grimley
Joanne Grimley
Robert Hazel
MICA Directors
Noelle MacKinnon
Janet Meisner
Carol Ann Shelton
Tony Shelton
Ann Tweed
Lynn Whyte
MICA thanks all who helped make it happen ...
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