United Way Lanark County is pleased to announce its partnership with Sivarulrasa Gallery in hosting United Way’s Mix & Mingle Fall Social. This networking event is being held on Wednesday November 21 st , in the Sivarulrasa Gallery, amongst the eye catching exhibits on display, from 6:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. at 34 Mill Street in the historic town of Almonte.
“We’re very happy to work with the United Way Lanark County to host this event in support of young people in our community” says Sivarulrasa Gallery owner Sanjeev Sivarulrasa. “I think art has a way of connecting people, and an art gallery has an important role to play in bringing people together.”
Guests will have the opportunity to hear from two community partners and learn about new programs that support children and youth throughout Lanark County. Sarah Bingham, Executive Director of Lanark County Community Justice for youth will provide an overview of the Family Reconnect Program they are trying to bring to Lanark County & Smiths Falls. David Somppi, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Planet Youth Lanark County Project will talk about their exciting plans in the works for Planet Youth and the upcoming Town Halls featuring Professor Alfgeir Kristjansson from Iceland. Gallery owner Sanjeev Sivarulrasa will also talk about how he assists new young artists as they start their career.
“We want to empower people to collaborate and work towards sustainable and effective change in our communities,” explains Amy Elsner, Community Partnership Development Officer of United Way Lanark County. “These types of events and initiatives allow people to learn about the needs in their community and how we are working together with our partners to help meet them. This event also creates an opportunity for people to connect with local business owners who are making a difference in their community, and invest their donations where they will have the greatest impact.”
Prizes are also up for grabs for those who attend, and include one of two $100 gift certificates to Sivarulrasa Gallery, a prize package featuring gift cards and goodies from local businesses in Almonte and a gift certificate to North Market Café & Catering. Complementary, delectable and mouth-watering appetizers will be prepared and served by North Market Café & Catering. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 19 years of age or older.
Want to join us? Tickets are $15 each and are available at on Eventbrite, Facebook and at www.unitedwaylanarkcounty.ca or by calling 613-253-9074.
Funds raised from Mix & Mingle ticket sales and donations collected will support United Way’s Focus Area – All The Kids Can Be – which helps our partners create programs that specialize helping children and youth programs in Lanark County and Smiths Falls.