I mentioned a couple posts back about the creative and talented parent community we have at Baobab…this was in full effect last Thursday night when CUBE Gallery owners Don Monet & Becky Rynor (whose daughter Augusta is in the group) organized and hosted a very enjoyable and hip fundraiser for the Footsteps to Ghana trip. The event was a sell-out and connected a crowd of art, food wine and music lovers.
The African inspired snacks were generously donated and prepared by Jennifer Heagle of Red Apron , another Baobab parent. The youth performed a live set in their new Ghana tour shirts amidst a sweaty throng of people and surrounded by fantastic art including Zimbabwean artist Chiko Chazunguza and Ottawa artist Paule Fournier.
Guests milled around and tried some tasty South African wines, enjoyed the food and bid on the generous and interesting silent auction items donated to the event. The second half of the evening featured beautiful African guitar grooves by Paul and Loic from Cheza, friends of Baobab parent Cathy Sandiford. I enjoyed sitting in on a couple of numbers with them to play some light percussion. The setting was warm and friendly and we can’t thank the CUBE enough for such a terrific evening. Definitely one of our biggest and most successful event toward our trip which is only about 11 weeks away!