We would like to ACKNOWLEDGE and THANK the following people and businesses for assisting us in this ad-venture.

Luis & Caroline DaSilva – for their amazing donation of a whole ceramics studio worth of equipment, approximate value of $60,000.00.  Without this we would not be here today.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation – for a $40,000 grant that allowed us to get 2 pottery wheels, computer/printer, supplies and will pay for a years worth of operating expenses and wages.   

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Christine Marshall – “Canada’s First Lady of Wildlife Art” for getting us started with a very generous donation of 10 Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered unframed Prints with an approximate value of $2500.00

Barrick Gold (Hemlo) – for their generous donation of $1500.00 to assist with the renovations needed for the kilns.

Wesdome (Eagle River Mine) – for their donation of $100.00 to assist with renovations.

The Family of the late Helen Kozak – for their generous donation of her Weaving Loom – priceless.

MTCU – for the OJCP grant so that we can catalogue all of our molds and inventory all of the things that have been donated to Northern Visions Art Studio.  – Wages for 1 person for 26 wks. and money for printer ink.

Ron Rice – for making and donating the device that will hold the exhaust fan for over the kilns.

We would also like to acknowledge and THANK all of the businesses in White River that sell our raffle tickets in their businesses and contribute items to our penny table raffle and other raffles.

Spadoni’s Home Hardware, Belisle Builders, River City Cafe (formerly Jen’s Place), North Central Co-op, Albert and Son’s Husky, Continental Motel and Restaurant, White River Motel, Robin’s, A&W, Walsh’s Esso, Avon Reps – Maggie Godin, Maureen Parise and Lise Girard, Moo’se Place (Watkin’s Products, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Regal Gifts, Scentsy, Crafts and Cake Decorating) and Gloria’s Motel.

Business Logo Mugs and Plates
Business Logo Mugs and Plates

We would also like to THANK all of the residents who have helped to unload the four truck loads of ceramics equipment, come out to meetings, helped at our bazaars, sold tickets, donated items to the raffles, baked, donated food and have been there whenever the call has been put out needing help with something, without all of these people none of this would be possible.  I won’t mention them all by name in case I forget someone, there have been so many.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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