Sunday, September 16, 2012

Special message for an elite Canadian Athlete!



Photo from the 2012 Crossfit Games

Collingwood participants, I am beyond pumped to share with you a special shout out video!
You may have heard him referred to as Teen Wolf this past summer, he is one of the most elite athlete's in Canada!  One of our TOP crossfitters!

Collingwood, he is Lucas Parker, and he's sending you a special message!

( Yes it's really him!  Lucas shaved his famous beard after the 2012 Crossfit games to raise money for At-Risk Youth in Downtown Vancouver at the Nutts Memorial Cup event. )


You heard lucas, remember to squeeze your lemons!











Friday, September 14, 2012

A gorgeous tribute...




Currently living in Collingwood, ON, Andrea Currie is an emerging artist and entrepreneur. Andrea's trademark fine art drawings focus on trees. Using pointillism, cross-hatching and shading, she re-captures classical pen and ink techniques. Andrea combines an Honors English Literature degree from the University of Guelph and a Diploma of Education from Newcastle University, Australia with a passion for cultivating connections by launching her new company PomonaLIFE.

PomonaLIFE is a community for artists from all disciplines to showcase their finished work in a unique and collaborative environment. From Roman mythology, Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards was meticulous in the craft of cultivation. Like Pomona, artists mirror her strengths, layering hours, days and sometimes years cultivating their craft.

Andrea’s current project: Sacred Worship - Growth, Decay and Resurrection, a 2013 Calendar Folio, is dedicated to Andrea’s mother - Susan Currie - who succumbed to cancer in October 2011.

Each of these trees in the folio is inspired by the foliage associated with the calendar months as well as the myths and legends that accompany them. Andrea also incorporated elements of her own skin and body depicting the theme of metamorphosis with her personal representation in each month. 

Calendar 2013 is $20, and $15 of every calendar sold is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Cancer has been a sleeping giant in my life for as long as I can remember, but my mother showed me with strength, love and poise, that there is a community of hope which breathes effortlessly.  

My mother is my inspiration and my strength.  This calendar is a unique tribute to a wonderful and kind woman, as much as it is a symbol of life’s constant change and our own beautiful metamorphosis because of it.” 

To purchase Andrea Currie’s Calendar 2013 and to help support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit: www.pomonalife.com.

You can also purchase the calendar at the following store locations:

Dags & Willow, Collingwood, ON
Garden's Nest, Collingwood, ON
The Artist's Den, Collingwood, ON
Cloutier Music School, Collingwood, ON
Bruce Wine Bar, Thornbury, ON
Elements Yoga, Wasaga Beach, ON
North Point, Tobermory, ON
Dufferin County Museum & Archive, Dufferin, ON
Organic Bliss Studio, Whistler, BC
 

We're really excited that Andrea will also be at the Collingwood run site with her absolutely gorgeous calendars! 

Take some time today and squeeze your lemons



http://www.pomonalife.com