Mental Health Services at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has received an incredible donation of funds raised from Somniatis III: A Wearable Art Show. The artistic performance, which took place at the St. Paul’s Centre at the end of October, raised $12,426 for the Hospital.
“The passion, imagination and work that brought the artistic vision of Somniatis to life is nothing short of amazing,” said Lisa Wanamaker, Development Officer, OSMH Foundation. “Funds raised will go a long way to improving the programs, education and resources for some of our most vulnerable patients.”
The sold out art show saw hundreds from the community attend, and included more than 40 models who featured the works of local artists, hair stylists, jewelry makers, makeup artists, photographers and more. Dr. Rob Meeder, Paediatrician, also spoke at the event about the importance of support for mental health initiatives at OSMH. This year’s artistic director Tammy Dore says she was thrilled with the outcome.
“We can’t say enough about the amazing group of people who came together and dedicated their time and talent to making this event such a great success,” said Tammy. “I also want to thank all of our loyal attendees who helped us raise over $12,000. Because of you, we are able to make a difference.”
To see some of the incredible images captured at Somniatis III, please take a look at their Facebook page. To learn more about the OSMH Foundation, and the Hospital’s current needs, view their website at www.osmhfoundation.ca.