Art contest held in conjuntion with Purple Light Nights

Event in Abbotsford remembers and support victims of domestic violence

An art contest is being held in conjunction with the annual Purple Light Nights campaign that brings awareness to domestic violence and remembers those who have lost their lives.

The art contest is open in the categories of high school/university student or community member. Entries should be focused on the theme of remembering, supporting and giving hope to those affected by domestic violence.

The projects must be done on a canvas with a maximum size of two feet by three feet, and should be framed in wood or in a wooden picture frame.

The medium is of the artist’s choice.

Entries must be dropped off at the Abbotsford community police office (34194 Marshall Rd.) by Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The artist’s name, phone number and category must be included.

Purple Light committee members will select the semifinal pieces, and the public will select the winner in each category during the lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Reach Gallery (32388 Veterans Way).

The winning pieces will be displayed at The Reach throughout October.

The ceremony on Oct. 9 features keynote speakers Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, Mission Mayor Pam Alexis, Susan Short from Fraser Health’s forensic nurse program, and a victim of violence.

For more information, send an email to Michele.Giordano@ufv.ca.

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