• Volunteers are currently being oriented and trained to deliver the new art at bedside program at St. Boniface Hospital. Professional artists will be leading the team and provide ongoing mentoring for the artist volunteers.
  • Volunteers recently created works of art for the Hall of Hope installation at Health Sciences Centre.

PROFILE: Darlene McPherson

A Medicine Wheel, showing a woman’s journey from child to teen to young woman to elder, stands at the entrance of RR6, Rehabilitation Hospital. It was created through Darlene McPherson’s involvement with Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA). Under the guidance of workshop leader, Leah Fontaine, Darlene and several other artists explored their own art …

PROFILE: Joan Sandham

Joan was born in Alberta and lived there most of her life. Although she has lived and traveled in many places, she considers the prairie home. With an RN from the University of Alberta and a BN from McGill, her nursing career combined general duty and teaching of nursing. She stopped active nursing to raise …

profile: Nick Lawrenz

Nic Lawrenz is a 25 year old guitarist/vocalist/composer who recently moved to Brandon to study classical guitar. Nic has been a guitar instructor in Manitoba for 7 years, as well, he has played in multiple bands filling the roles of guitar and bass and occasionally banjo. Nic’s musical interests are widely varied and he can …

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