The Foundation recently hosted its third annual Ke’tipnemk Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction on October 14, 2017 at Jennifer’s Restaurant in Corner Brook. The event featured donated artwork from indigenous artists, musical performances by Souli’an and Angela Brown, and sharing of the dance with Fancy Shawl Dancer Julia Blanchard. A three-course meal, consisting of expertly prepared traditional foods, was served. Labrador tea, harvested and prepared by the planning committee, was also served. Money raised at the gala is used to promote and support grass roots initiatives, involve communities in learning opportunities and preserve our heritage for future generations.
“This year the Gala made a total of $14,040.00 in tickets sales, sponsorship, arts and crafts. After this year’s expenses were paid we have cleared $9,150.52” – Mitch Blanchard, Resource Coordinator
Message from the Chair:
Well another successful Ke’tipnemk Harvest Gala. The food was delicious, the company exceptional, the ambiance exquisite, and the entertainment beautiful, thought provoking and sublime.
The artwork, crafts and items for auction met the high standards of previous years ensuring competitive bidding. I wish to acknowledge the contributors of these auction items. Whether it was a donation, or a 50/50 consignment, your donation is so gratefully appreciated. I, and the Qalipu Cultural Foundation Board, thank you for being a very large part of the evening. We could not have proceed without you.
The Qalipu Cultural Foundation relies heavily on the monies raised at our Annual Gala to support Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal culturally based programming in our communities. With the help of our many volunteers, we continue to work towards fulfilling our mandate.
Initially the Dinner/Art Auction format combination was chosen not fully knowing what kind of response it would receive. This past Gala being our third annual event, I can only say I think it was, and is, a solid choice. In three short years the Harvest Gala has gained recognition as being a premier event. It has grown, not only in terms of money raised but in becoming a Cultural event of its own. Each year, I see Aboriginal Artists and Crafters become more confident in the works they produce and chose to contribute to the Foundation. I see Aboriginal performing artists embrace their cultural roots. In the faces of the people attending I see a pride in being part of this Cultural heritage, reawakening and evolution. I also see people who are eager to share all these aspects.
I would also like to thank the Qalipu Band for its support and the staff who work so tirelessly each year to ensure that the Gala is a success.
Your passion makes our communities stronger
Artists and Crafters
|Briar Bennett||Dawn Samson|
|Duncan Chisolm||Janice Cooper-Hardy|
|Jenna Osmond||Lisa Dicesare|
|Marcus Gosse||Marilyn Matthews|
|Nicole Travers||Nona-Matthews Gosse|
|Pauline Gilley||Ralph Eldridge|
|Robin Gosse||RONiN Photo|
|Sherry and Marvyn Dean||Yes B’y Beading|
|Allen’s Fisheries Limited||Pal Airlines|
|Steele Communications||Tract Consulting Inc|
|Valard Construction LP|
|Fougere Menchenton Architecture Inc||Pirates Haven|
|State of the Arts||Western Steel|
|River Level||Comfort Inn|
|Four Season Boat Tours||Dr. Mervyn & Sherry Dean|
|Humber Motors Ford||Inventors Group|
|Barnes Sporting Goods||Blanchard’s Heating & Cooling LTD|
|Colemans||Dicks and Company Basics|
|Marble Mountain Resort||Marble RV|
|North Atlantic Petroleum|
Friends of the Foundation
|George Alteen Ltd||Newfound Sushi|
|Mike Broadbent||Jennifer Broadbent|
|Chase Broadbent||Oberyn Broadbent|