Picnic tables to be auctioned for Canuck Place

Items created by students from W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford

Students at W.J. Mouat Secondary have created kid-sized picnic tables that will be auctioned off this Saturday as a fundraiser for Canuck Place.

Students at W.J. Mouat Secondary have created kid-sized picnic tables that will be auctioned off this Saturday as a fundraiser for Canuck Place.

A collaboration between the Abbotsford Arts Council and students at W. J. Mouat Secondary involves the creation of unique picnic tables, which are being auctioned as a fundraiser for Canuck Place.

Guided by woodworking teacher Jeremy O’Shea and art teacher Jordan Turner, students have spent the spring semester building children’s-sized picnic tables and painting the table tops using “pattern” as a theme.

The project has culminated in a charity event and barbecue taking place this Saturday, April 16 at Kariton Art Gallery in Mill Lake Park.

The event starts at noon, and the goal is to sell all 10 picnic tables through a silent auction to raise money for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

“I’m proud of my students and the hard work they put in. The final products are beautiful. It’s always heart-warming to see young people getting involved in their local community,” O’Shea said.