Help send Emily Carr to Ottawa with BC's Birthday Card to Canada!

Storyboard of our project. Click to enlarge.
Posted: Thu, 2017-06-08 10:26

In the fall of 1927, artist and author Emily Carr boarded a train in Vancouver, traveling eastward to Ottawa to see her first paintings on exhibit in the National Gallery. This is where her art was introduced to all of Canada and where she met the Group of Seven painters, and was inspired to continue painting the wild Canadian landscape in her own interpretation and style.

On October 1, 2017, this historic trip will be commemorated on its 90th Anniversary, with a live actor performing as Emily Carr, from Vancouver to Ottawa. The purpose of this trip is to celebrate this historic Canadian icon, share her art and written works with new generations of Canadians.

Visiting six cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa, Emily will deliver three different programs: Educational school appearances, Tea with Emily Carr, and a one woman theatrical play about her famous Crystal Garden speech, “Fresh Seeing”.

Through the “Toonie a Leaf” interactive fundraiser, we invite people to write a message to Canada on large paper Arbutus leaves that will be displayed on a 7' high x 24' long canvas of an Arbutus tree painting. This painting will be installed on Parliament Hill in Ottawa when they arrive this October, delivering a West Coast "hello " to our nation's capital for Canada's 150th birthday!

Help to bring Emily Carr's positive message to Canadians this October! 
Purchase leaves online at 3 for $5 by visiting Tooniealeaf