Art tour benefits health-care foundation

108 Mile Ranch artists open their doors for public tours

A number of artists in 108 Mile Ranch are opening their homes to the public on Sept. 14, giving visitors a special glimpse into where, what and how they create.

The inaugural Studio 2 Studio Art Tour is a fundraiser for the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF), with 25 per cent of all sales – plus all donations – from the self-guided tour will go towards buying new health-care equipment to serve the South Cariboo region.

The tour is on Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The challenges of technology, increasingly sophisticated equipment, plus new diagnostic and treatment procedures place additional pressure on limited resources,” says MJ Cousins, SCHF fundraising co-ordinator.

In response to staff needs, the South Cariboo Health Foundation continues to raise funds to support the delivery of high-quality health care in the South Cariboo region.”

The tour features eight local artists:

Gordon Spare (oil and acrylics) 4874 Pierreroy Cres.

Arlene Dahl (quilting) 4753 Chilcotin Cres.

Yoka Loiseau (mixed media) 4730 Kitwanga Dr.

Cindy Wickingstad (acrylics and jewelry) 4774 Kitwanga Dr.

Laurie Embree (pottery) 5208 Davis Dr.

Reta Munro (oils) 4862 Cumsu Pl.

Shirley Gibson-Bull (watercolour and collage) 4910 Gloinnzun Cres.

Melanie Eva (photography) 5345 Annaham Cres.

It’s clear to me there’s a lot of talent in this community and I thought it would be fun and interesting to see how these artists actually produce their pieces,” Cousins says.

It’s more personal than seeing it hanging on a wall at a gallery or a restaurant. People are quite interested and quite excited about it.”

A map and more information can be found at

No tickets are required. For additional information, contact 250-706-2926.