Art & the Mountains Collide on the Divide

In September of 2015, the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation (EBYF) held its tenth annual fundraiser, a fun and spirited golf tournament at the Fernie Golf & Country Club. Although it was a successful and well-known event, and attracted generous support from the community and beyond, the EBYF board decided to move towards different types of fundraising and social gatherings that would have wider reach, create excitement and bring people together while continuing to raise much needed financial support to allow EBYF to continue supporting the youth of the Elk Valley.

For the second event, Emily and her team were interested in hosting a decadent evening in one of Fernie’s most spectacular settings showcasing some of Canada’s leading artists. Emily met with Mike McPhee at Island Lake Resorts, who was immediately interested and behind the event.

Last year's donating artists included Denise LeMasterPaul ReimerAngela Morgan, Tara Higgins, Laura Nelson, Patrick Markle and Michael Hepher. All produced work from this year's artists will be auctioned at this event, entitled An Evening of Magic: Art & Mountains Collide on the Divide.

Held on December 2, 2017, Art & Mountains Collide on the Divide includes a beautiful three-course dinner with wine pairing at Island Lake Lodge, including a cat ride to and from the lodge, followed by a Live Auction of Canadian Art as well as a day of catskiing for four at Island Lake with Emily. Not only will this evening be one to remember, and a great way to kick off the holiday season in style, it is an important fundraiser for the foundation.

 “It will be an unforgettable night and a fundraiser to ensure the foundation can continue to make a difference, invest in the youth of the Elk Valley, creating a legacy for the future.” ~ Emily Brydon

Save the date for the 2nd annual Art & the Mountains.

Stay tuned for more details.