community

5% of every painting which finds a home is given to the

Missing Children Society of Canada

From their website:

When a child first goes missing, the police, the media and the community all rally together to help the terrified and grieving family search for their child, but as time goes by, that involvement gradually decreases, leaving the family to continue the search…alone.

It is for these families the Missing Children Society of Canada was established in 1986. Since that time, our unique and comprehensive search program called Project: Reunite has assisted police and searching families in the active and ongoing search for missing children.”

The Hope Project

The Grade 3’s & 4’s at the River Valley School created works of art inspired by the concept of Hope.  These painting were donated to the Missing Children Society of Canada and sold at their annual Candlelight Gala.  The works will continue to shine through the book they will enliven which showcases the “Messages of Hope” received from WestJet customers during their Messages of Hope campaign.

The Missing Children Society of Canada conceived and orchestrated the many moving parts while Erin Corbett and her team at the River Valley School, nurtured and developed the hope theme with the children in the months prior to my visit.  WestJet, who partner with the Missing Children Society of Canada, made sure that the miles between us were of no issue and were also joyfully paint covered by the end of the day.

On the 28 February 2012 – thanks to an amazing team of big and small people – the world was changed a little and I was lucky enough to be along for the ride.

Thank you to Joe Media for capturing the mood of the day and allowing us to share it.