Local art instructor donates close to $3,000 to BC Children’s Hospital

Festival of Trees event at SEAPARC raised funds for hospital

Shanna Hamilton presents a cheque for $2

On Mother’s Day, a Sooke artist donated close to $3,000 to the BC Children’s Hospital.

The funds Shanna Hamilton raised through donations from the Festival of Trees (held at SEAPARC) were presented to the BC Children’s Hospital on Mother’s Day. The cheque presentation was filmed by CHEK TV at the Baby Molly Memorial Family Fun Day at the Delta Victoria in Esquimalt. In total, a cheque for $2,906 was presented.

Hamilton owns and operates the Kids Art Studio, which offers a range of classes here in Sooke.

She also is the president and founder of the Kids Helping Kids donation program, which helps sick kids and their families in need. Starting in 2013 Kids Art Studio donates $1 to BC Children’s Hospital with each registration in the After School Art Program.

Hamilton is an Art Instructor who teaches students of all ages. She says there is no age that can’t be taught how to paint and there is no better time to start then now. She also offers a mobile art program.

Continued donations can be made through the BC Children’s Hospital events page (bcchf.ca/events/community-events/) under KIDS ART STUDIO.

 

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