Leave your Wallets at Home; Art Paid with Heart at the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser

FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the fifth annual independent Timeraiser presented by Suncor and Shell will be happening once again during National Volunteer Week April 10 to 16.

Timeraiser is a volunteer matching fair for the social profit sector, a silent art auction, and a night out on the town. The big twist is rather than bid money on artwork, participants bid volunteer hours. The Opening Reception will be at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM. This year, 48 pieces of art have been purchased from local artists for the event, which means that approximately $18,000 has gone into supporting the Wood Buffalo Art Community. We anticipate that the combined art pieces will generate close 3,700 volunteer hours similar to last year’s event.

“We are pleased to host the fifth annual Wood Buffalo Timeraiser during National Volunteer Week,” said Katie Loutitt, Champion of Change at FuseSocial. Timeraiser is a unique way to increase volunteer capacity within our community while supporting local artists. In the past, the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser has been more generous, per capita, in volunteer hours compared to larger cities such as Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. It is a testament to our community spirit.”

The evening will also include an opportunity for volunteers to engage with 20 social profit organizations and the silent auction. Appetizers will be served and beverages will be available. Tickets are on sale and are $15 each. For full event information and tickets visit fusesocial.ca.

For more information:

Katie Loutitt, Champion of Change

T 780-791-9333

Katie.loutitt@fusesocial.ca