Doors of Hope Unveil 2013 Calendar
Nov 17, 2012 / 12:28 pm
The Kelowna Art Gallery opened their doors Friday evening to “Doors of Hope”, a unique campaign that empowers people in need to share their daily struggles through photography.
Organized by the fundraising arm of Kelowna Gospel Mission, known as the 30K Club, the calendars provide a brief glimpse into the often difficult lives of those who took them.
Volunteers received single-use cameras and were asked to take pictures of their lives, with twelve selections appearing in a 2013 Calendar benefitting clients of the Mission.
One of those volunteers, Albert Palmer, who moved to Kelowna from Ontario a year and a half ago, has had an “amazing transformation” according to Phaidra Jenner, a case-worker at the Mission.
Mayor Walter Gray, who was in attendance along with several other high-profile members of the community, was also impressed.
“It’s just outstanding,” he said. “If enough people get involved, we can really solve a lot of problems.”
In addition to the special one-night showing at the Kelowna Art Gallery, the twelve photos selected for the calendar will be on display at the Alternator Gallery, Nov 19-25.
The calendars are available at both Mosaic Books locations for the suggested donation price of $10.
Doors of Hope
Read more Kelowna News
City of Kelowna
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Central Okanagan Regional District
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
- Mayor defends $800K spiffy biffy Jun 18
- Hells Angels member gets 26 months Jun 18
- Bridging the gap to detox Jun 18
- RCMP confirm suspicious death Jun 18
- Council wants say on new Cop Shop Jun 18
- Realtors donate to Gospel Mission Jun 18
- Council toasts new liquor establishment Jun 18
- City to test family alcohol zone Jun 18
- Missing teenager has been found Jun 17
- Attempted murder charges laid Jun 17