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MICA Annual Gala

Friday, November 9, 2007

Corporate Sponsors
ABCO Industries Limited            Lighthouse Publishing

Last year's Gala Dinner & Auction was sold out once again. The silent and live auctions featured an incredible selection of art and other talents donated by our supporters and helped raise $25,500 - the greatest amount ever at a MICA auction - to support MICA's mission.

Art Auction 2007
Guests review art works for the Live Auction

The Art Auction Dinner took place at the Oak Island Resort, Spa & Convention Centre, at Western Shore and was attended by Finance Minister Michael Baker, Minister of Community Services Judy Streatch, Conservative MP for the South Shore Gerald Keddy, Senator Wilfred Moore, and Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Deputy Warden Elmer Garber.

M.C. for the evening was MICA director Michael Ernst and guests enjoyed music by the talented Laurie McNeill. The Personal Treasures room, a popular Cash 'n' Carry sale of personal items from people's homes (china, crystal, antiques, jewelry, small artistic items or family heirlooms) and the Silent Auction of delightful items from local businesses and individuals, ran from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Live Auction of works by local artists and other items (including gourmet dinners, music for your private party, cottage getaways, and Propeller Brewery tour) began after dinner with perennial favourite, auctioneer Dean Manning.

Art Auction 2007
Guests review art works for the Live Auction

This year, MICA Chair John Meisner was very pleased to announce the latest acquisitions of public land for Nova Scotians - the northern end of Masons Island in partnership with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and islands (Long, Dry, Center and Snipe Islands) donated by the Long Island Preservation Society (LIPS).

Art Auction 2007 John Meisner
John Meisner announcing newest island acquisitions.

Some of the artists who contributed to this year's auction included Sheila Lewis, Carol Ann Shelton, Carole Whitcombe, Tom Ward, Al Chaddock, Jose Antonio Valverde, as well as wood turner Ozzie Hardy, whimsical fish artist Gary Longard and photographer Ward Isnor.

Art Auction 2007 Raffle Winner
Raffle winner Elizabeth Hodges of Chester, NS (right) displays Al Chaddock's
water colour of a Canvas Back duck with MICA director Brom Hart.

MICA extends a heartfelt thanks to the
2007 Art Auction and Dinner Organising Committee
Georg Ernst
Nicole Ernst
Joanna Grimley
Chris Grimley
Sherrill Harrison
Brom Hart
Sharon Isnor
Sidney Lang
Susan Pratt
Sherry Swinamer
Ruth Taylor

and the Organising Committee thanks the following for their help on the evening:
Jacquie Avery
Jeff Avery
Anne Bailly
Martin Balcome
Abe Croft
Don Fraser
Robert Hazel
Graham Mann
Janet Meisner
Ron Myers
Ruth Roberts
Carol Ann Shelton
Tony Shelton
John Swinamer
Blair Taylor
Jennifer Taylor
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