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Thanks to our Rite of Spring Fling! supporters, who so generously gave of their time, talent,  biddable items, and delicious cakes.  

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Volunteers: Gay Osler, Lisa Doucet, Sara Harrigan, Tim Keenan, Louanne Cooper, Nicole Arsenault, Steve Osler, Sebastian Copp, Jack Malmstrom, Patrick Leroy, Chelsea Charlong, Kevin Hooper, Sarah Bonnemaison, Lori Chater, Caroline George, Michelle Doucette, Andrew Terris, Bruce Piercey, Scott Grace; and our hard working Board Members: Anne Muecke, Pam Scott Crace, Ewa Jachimowicz, Margaret Armour, Terry Brennan, Susan Warr and Charles Baxter.

Performers for the evening included: our MC, Zuppa Theatre's Ben Stone, artist  Holly Carr, who created a live painting on stagesinger/songwriter Becky Siamon, Poet Laureate El Jones and swing band Jack's Cats.  Mocean Dancers for Rite of Spring: Elise Vanderborght, Bridget Lappin, Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson, Sarah Rozee, Rhonda Baker.  Musicians: Tim Crofts and Doug Cameron (Rite of Spring), and Doug Cameron and Erin Donovan (Burnwater excerpt).  Dancers for the Body Abandoned excerpt were Rhonda Baker and Sarah Rozee.

Cakewalk Donors: Tempting desserts for our cakewalks were supplied by: 

Silent Auction Items:
  • private wine tasting party with Sommelier Wally Fraser,
  • garden design consultation with Linda Van Vulpen,
  • coffee and dessert with MP Megan Leslie at enVie,
  • tickets from Neptune Theatre for Into the Woods,
  • tarot card reading with Halifamous mind reader/comedian Bill Wood at Ottoman Cafe,
  • one month of unlimited yoga at Halifax Yoga,
  • relaxing massage at Urban Retreat,
  • tickets for two from the Nova Scotia Symphony for A Merry Cable Christmas,
  • gift certificate from Thumpers Salon,
  • necklace from Fireworks Gallery,
  • pilates instruction and a hike or bike outing with Susan Cook,
  • tango lessons from You,Two, Can Tango,
  • gardening, tree or lawn work from Robinson Property Maintenance
  • pottery by Lucky Rabbit Studios (donated by Susan Malmstrom),
  • Playmobil kits (a cafe and a submarine) from Woozles
  • 2 tickets from Live Art Dance Productions for Mocean Dance, Rhonda Baker & The Woods,
  • personalized monogram necklace from J&R Grimsmo
  • Art Doll (Sea Witch) by Monika McEwan (donated by Anne Muecke), 
  • private afternoon of yachting for four with Gay & Steven Osler,
  • Fire Opalescence necklace (donated by Anne Muecke),
  • tent pass for two to one event at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival (donated by Jazz East),
  • bottle of 2010 Cote Rotie wine, donated by Larry Hayes and Sharon Nicolle,
  • two etchings by artist Steven Osler,
  • framed print by Susan Malmstrom,
  • attache case from Heritage Gas,
  • hand knitted scarf and mittens from Bogside Gallery,
  • coffee basket from McInnes Cooper and Mid Point Coffee,
  • gift certificate and Aveda candle from Life Salon
  • red, faux snakeskin handmade side purse by Michele Chui of Snazz,
  • lunch at Epicurious Morsels,
  • grab bag of This Hour Has 22 Minutes items,
  • gift certificates for athletic shoes from Aerobics First,
  • basket of toys by Orb Factory,
  • pottery by artist Marilyn Whalen (Just for Ewe Pottery),
  • lunch for two at Jane's Next Door,
  • artist's cards by Hallie Watson,
  • two bottles of red, exclusive to Bishop's Cellar,
  • frames from Maritime Frame-It,
  • music CDs from P'Lovers.

  • Thanks to Atlantic Superstores (Barrington Street and Joseph Howe) for helping us keep the artists and volunteers fed.

    We had fun appetizers by DISH, local-ingredients-only soda from Jitterbug Soda, a wine tasting station hosted by Premier Wines, and beer provided by Propeller Brewery.  

    Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor: innovaCorp, and our in-kind sponsor, etc.press.

     image by Holly Carr

    Photograph by Holly Crooks