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In collaboration with the Salon des Arts Décoratifs 2010, our Guild sponsored a paint-in of Treasure Boxes for children at the Montreal Shriners Hospital.

We have been creating Treasure Boxes since 2006 and this is our second year having a 'Paint-In' at the Salon. Donna McGee headed up the project this year. She and her team manned a booth October 15 to 17, explaining who we were and what we were doing. Visitors were encouraged to stop off at our booth and help in the painting of a Treasure Box. No experience was needed and everything was supplied.


Above, a special thanks from Natacha Watier, (extract from Bulletin 15 - Salon des Arts Décoratifs 2010).

Donna reported that she has 38 treasure boxes for the Montreal Shriners Hospital. Eight were donated by a club in Gatineau, and people who attended last year brought boxes that they had painted at home, to donate. The rest were painted at the Salon. Some of the Treasure Boxes are pictured below.


After our November meeting, Guild members varnished the boxes to protect the painted designs.

Our project will continue, as we watch the construction of the new bigger Shriners Hospital for Children here in Montreal. The children's smiles make it all worthwhile!

Shriners Logo

Link to the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

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