Art Supply Donation!

poco beads

poco beads

Artists in Healthcare Manitoba sends a HUGE thank you out to Poco Beads for their generous donation of beads and tools for the Art by the Big Blue Chair program at Cancercare MB, the Art at the Bedside program at St. Boniface Hospital and the Art program at Misericordia Place!

Many thanks to volunteers Rose Graham, Investors Group and Jane Clark, altShift Design for a day spent designing well over 50 bead packages for St. Boniface and Cancercare MB.

Also a big thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council.


The beads were sorted and packaged


Here are the finished beads all packed up!


These useful and beautiful beads will help patients pass the time during chemotherapy, which some people say is a horrible experience for unexpected reasons; it’s boring!

Working with the coloured beads and choosing colours and designs is fun and therapeutic in itself, and then there is something to take home with you too!


Fun with beads in CancerCare Manitoba’s Big Blue Chair (photo by Leif Norman)