Fundraiser 2013 Day 1

Wow! We have really torn it up for the opening day of CANADIAN FRAME(LINES) FUNDRAISER 2013! If every day is like this one, we’ll be done within a week (but don’t worry, we won’t hold up expectations THAT rigorous).

But seriously, a big thank you goes out to our donors today, who have gone above and beyond to ensure that we can keep paying our bills and put on the final exhibition. Deborah Jean, Ian Balzer, Thad Guyer…we couldn’t do it without you. That said, we still have a long way to go and Alexandra and I are committed to buckling down and doing our best to make certain that we bring this thing to fruition.

And we want everyone to know that a successful crowdfunding campaign is made more often on small donations than large ones. If you have a few dollars to give, we gladly and humbly accept them as we would any donation. Even if you are unsure now as to whether or not you can make the full contribution that you would like to but know that you want to do something, feel free to make multiple donations. We are happy to sort out your perks further down the line.

It makes us so happy to bring these programs to communities that have rarely before been part of a national dialogue. With your help we will put all of that hard work on display.

Today was another excellent day in Stanbridge East. We went off to Cowansville in the morning for a doctor’s appointment to get Alexandra checked out…as in every medical establishment we’ve visited on this voyage, the staff of the Brome-Missisquoi Perkins Hospital were friendly, helpful, and skilled. We were out of there in no time, and with a custom health card to boot. On the way back, we took the old gravel road back with Pam to look at the ponds and farms rather than the Walmarts and Tim Hortonses. It was a nice change of pace. We also learned that one of our participants is a descendant of people who came to North America on the Mayflower…deep roots indeed.

This evening we were overjoyed that we could have the company of an old friend from Vancouver, Julia, and her partner Dan. They are now living in Montreal and drove out to have a picnic supper with us by the banks of the mighty Pike River. As we ate, Dan pointed to a large, graceful bird flying over the river: “Blue Heron,” he said. A magnificent specimen, too.

We can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Hope things are good where you are.



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