In September, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation have a couple of fundraising events going on. We hope you’ll attend one or both. However, In one case you’ll have to have a decent pair of running shoes.

Find 52: “Cohen, Drake, Downie & Frye: This is not a law firm.”

Friend and colleague Jeffrey Sprang is having a special exhibition of portraits and recent work at the Onyx Building, 482 Richmond St., East, Toronto, ON. The open reception is Saturday, September 10 at 10 AM and runs until the 24th of this month. His watercolours portray extraordinary individuals in sports, the arts, politics and entertainment. Stephen Lewis, Nelson Mandela, Northrop Frye, Sidney Crosby, Gord Downie, Bryan Adams – you are sure to find a personal hero here.

Most generously, Jeff will be donating all proceeds from the show to oneworldschoolhouse.org.

A recent critic has said: “Sprang’s abilities are clear—he’s a master draftsman, superb painter and he designs each portrait for maximum understanding and visual excitement. One sees more than just a face, but the hints of a deeper humanity.”

Jeff’s work is represented in private collections and public institutions including Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2013 he was named a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Here are the show details:

Open Reception: Saturday September 10th, 10 am to 6 pm


Exhibition Dates: September 10 to September 24

Location: The Onyx Building
, 482 Richmond St. East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1R2

Further details: Exhibition Invitation


Find 52: Fifth Annual “Chase the Coyote Trail Run”

“There is the joy of enduring, the experience of playing the game as hard as you can play it, of giving everything you have to the game and leaving nothing in the tank.”

Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality by Mark Rowlands

This year, Chase the Coyote selected us as their charity partner. Richard and Sonya have known Norm Nadon and Jodi McNeil for some years. Richard gets shoes and lots of useful information from the owners of “Running Free” in Orangeville.

A portion of every registration fee goes to the foundation and we’ll be pitching a tent on the day of to catch any loose change that falls out of runners’ pockets. Our goal is to fill 52 shoes (that’s 26 pairs) with Toonies and Loonies! By our scientific measure, 52 size 10 men’s running shoes ought to be enough to hold our goal of $2,600.

Having done the Coyote a couple of times, Richard knows how much fun runners and their families will have. Good luck to everyone, first-timers and veterans, alike. Marlaina’s job is apparently to set the three waves of runners onto the course. See you there!

Event Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016. 8:30 am

Location: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.

Website: Chasethecoyote.com


Many thanks,
Richard Clewes

CTV Television coverage video of last years Find 52 fundraising event.