Burnaby Gogos want you to buy some art

Looking for art? Whether you’re interested in an original, a reproduction of work by an acclaimed artist, or a poster to hang on your dorm room wall, Art from the Attic will have it for bargain prices. 

Join Burnaby Gogos on June 1, 4 to 7 p.m. and June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling St. and choose from hundreds of donated pieces. 

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The collection includes originals and reproductions, paintings, prints, photos, posters and carvings ranging from signed reproductions by internationally known artists such as Robert Bateman to originals by emerging artists. 

Admission is free and sales will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cash, cheques and credit cards will be accepted. 

All proceeds will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in 15 African countries. Grandmothers in Africa have risen above their grief to put their grandchildren through school while leading the way by rebuilding communities and advocating for change in their societies. 

Canadians have raised more than $27 million for the campaign, which supports community-based organizations that provide necessities such as school fees and uniforms, counselling for grandmothers and orphaned children, and micro-credit loans. 

Burnaby Gogos is one of more than 250 groups across Canada. The Grandmothers Campaign movement, founded in 2006, is growing with groups starting in Australia, Great Britain and the U.S. The group meets on the third Monday of the month and welcome new members.

As an additional event, bring your documents on the Saturday to be shredded.

For more information, visit www.greatervangogos.org, or contact burnabygogos@gmail.com or Elizabeth at 604-291-7790 or Claire at 604-433-3026. 

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