When the war in Ukraine began, Michele Desjardins, a member of West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) created a lovely piece of mixed media art that was used by Rossland Rotary to raise a substantial amount of money to help those impacted by the fighting.
She has now donated a piece titled “Blue Dove of Peace,” framed and ready for display, as a way for WKFoR to raise money needed to help settle the next refugee family, who is soon to arrive in town through Operation Afghan Safety.
The artist has suggested a starting value of $200.
Bids can be sent to: WKFORfunds@gmail.com.
The opportunity to bid on “Blue Dove of Peace” will close by Oct. 10.
The person with the highest offer will then be contacted by a WKFoR member.
A tax receipt for the full amount of the donation/bid will be available upon request.