Ethel the Mermaid Celebrates a Birthday, 2006
by Audrey Mabee
36" X 36" Oil on Canvas, Unframed
Please help up raise money in support of the Pynten family: $24,185 bid so far!
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for everyone involved in this auction and other fundraising events. We've always preferred being the ones to offer help, but at this time in our lives we are learning how to receive. You have all gone above and beyond what we could ever hope for, and you have taught us the true meaning of generosity. The money raised is an answer to prayer for us, as it will allow us to make further health care decisions without the worry of where we'll find the funds. An extra big thanks to Mike and Nika Pedersen and their team for setting up the auction/aeroplan miles/donations/etc. May God richly bless you all!
Love, Will, Shawna and Alexis Pynten
Thank you from Shawna's Family:
We can't begin to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone involved with the auction. You have done an incredible job! Wow! Your thoughtfulness is truly an inspiration. The response has been unbelievable; people are so generous in a time of need. A friend of ours said "It's nice to see people in big cities care just as much as small towns. You always think of that kind of giving, only in small centres". You truly are a "Community of Caring". This time is difficult for us, especially because we live so far away, but knowing that Shawna, Will and Alexis have the support of people like you certainly helps. Illness is a burden but your actions have really lightened the load. Again, thank you so much for all you've done, your thoughtfulness and friendship is appreciated more than you know.
Willie & Linda Pruys
Derrick, Krista & Grace Pruys
In celebration of "Community of Caring" and as a "thank you" to all those who contributed in any way to the success of our fundraising, please join us this Friday, May 4th for tea and cake with the Pyntens.
This is an open house from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at 11002 Valley Springs Road NW, in Calgary.
For those lucky auction winners, chances are that you will also be able to pick up your item at this time. Please note that while most items will be available for pick-up, not all will. If you have questions about how we will get your item to you, please check out the FAQ section of communityofcaring.ca.
Just a reminder that the auction ends this Thursday at 8pm MT. The aeroplan, cash and bottle drive will continue.
Thank you and hope to see you on Friday.