February 2008 Mid-Winter Gathering

Mid-Winter Gathering & Fundraiser

Hosted by HOK Architects, 720 King Street West, Toronto
Wednesday February 27th, 2008


From the invite:
“This year’s gathering will feature a special presentation by the staff of HOK Architects on sustainable design and a tour of their fabulous new space including the design materials library. Learn more about HOK at www.hok.com or the event at www.hokevents.com.

Food and fundraising are also on the agenda with some new and interesting prizes in store to help raise funds for the travel awards and other initiatives.

Although space is limited we are opening the event to non-members in the art, library and design community, those interested in environmentally responsible design as well as to colleagues who are considering membership in ARLIS/NA Ontario. The event is by invitation only and you must respond to your email invitation to be included on the list.”

Follow-up report:
Many thanks to HOK for hosting our fundraising gathering in their wonderful new space, for donating the wine, the invitations and providing the tour by Sandra Lester of their LEED Gold Accredited energy efficient offices. It was great to get a first hand look at a sustainable workplace that really worked on so many levels.

We were pleased to finally have an in depth look at the materials library. Daina’s extensive knowledge must surely make her an asset to your clients. Thanks to Darlyn, Jessica, Donald and Jeffrey and to all the staff who were extremely helpful from start to finish and made us feel so welcome.

Thanks to the bookstores and galleries for their generous donations of books and gift certificates and to all our members who contributed prizes including the beautifully handcrafted items, historic books, posters and prints.

  • David Mirvish Books
  • Art Metropole
  • Gallery 44
  • Meredith Ferguson from Curnoe Family
  • Margaret English
  • Tammy Moorse
  • Lesley Bell
  • Mary Williamson

To those of you who donated food to the potluck table – it was delicious. Thanks to FIS students, Laine and Meredith and Lesley and Margaret too for preparing and presenting the food with such flare! A special thanks to the committee members: Margaret, Tammy, Laine, Meredith and Lynda. Teamwork made it possible! Last but not least thanks to all our members, associates and invited guests for coming out on such a cold evening and making the auction a success. You helped us raise almost $1000.00 (after expenses).

We were in touch with a number of librarians, colleagues and library students from Ontario and Toronto and were pleased to welcome them to this annual gathering. Our membership committee will be keeping in touch and committee chair, Tammy Moorse will be looking for members to help in this endeavour.

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