Portraits of Caring
A campaign to promote the good works of great youth in Greater Victoria
The leaders of tomorrow are already making their mark in Greater Victoria, and Our Place wants to celebrate our region’s incredible, hard-working youth with a special exhibition opening Thursday in Hillside Mall.
The public is invited to visit our storefront directly beside BC Shaver & Hobbies in Hillside Mall between now and July 15 to view these young leaders in portraiture created by talented local artist Elfrida Schragen. “There are so many impressive youth in our region,” says Julian Daly, executive director of Our Place. “And this is just one small way for us to shine a spotlight on their work.”
With Admired Youth, Elfrida is highlighting 28 youth (ages 18-29) who are making or have made significant contributions to social services by improving nourishment, hope and belonging in our region.
An online auction for Admired Youth launched on June 1 where the public can purchase a portrait for $1,000 or make a smaller donation to the portrait(s) that most speak to them.
“The vision and accomplishments of the young leaders we’re profiling are inspiring,” says Steven Seltzer, manager of special events and corporate giving. “We know the public will love the artwork and celebrate these incredibly positive local stories.”
All of the portraits are available for viewing at the mall exhibit or online at https://hibid.ca/events/portraits-of-caring
When: June 3-July 15. Noon to 4pm every day.
Where: Online and at Hillside Centre (Shopper’s Drug Mart & SportChek entrance;
exhibit next to BC Shaver & Hobbies)