Calendars for a cause: Linocut calendars raise funds for Kalein Centre

The last few calendars and cards are available at Cowan’s Office Supplies and Zinnia Textiles

This group of friends has been making their own calendars for years. This time they’re selling extras as a fundraiser. Photo submitted


Every year, a group of 12 Nelson women create a calendar composed of their original linocut artwork and print it locally through Hall Printing.

A fun, creative endeavor with the deadline of December in time for gift giving has brought them together for nine years straight. This year, they decided to print extra copies and give all the proceeds to a local non-profit. So far their calendars and cards have raised over $600 for the Kalein Centre.

“The Kalein Centre made a huge difference for me in navigating grief and loss and is an important organization in our community,” says Rayya Liebich one of the calendar creators. Tucked away in Rosemont, the Kalein Centre runs programs that foster dialogue about grief and dying and what this can teach us about living fully.

“It’s exciting to see how our creative project can make a difference in our community and I think we will continue to make it an annual fundraiser,” says Melissa Owen who had the original idea to create a calendar with her friends in 2011.

The last few calendars and cards are available at Cowan’s Office Supplies and Zinnia Textiles.

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