Lynn Johnston

Celebrity sketches on the block

Oodles of doodles up for auction at Surrey Hospice Society fundraiser.

When the Surrey Hospice Society asked, “Do you doodle?” it drew a resounding “yes” from a host of talented artists, sports stars and TV personalities.

Oodles of  “doodlers” hit the drawing board and their creative works will be auctioned off at the society’s fundraising event, “Do You Doodle?’ at Northview Golf and Country Club on June 6.

“We have been blown away by the generosity – and talent – of our contributors,” said Denise Seder, Surrey Hospice Society board director. “These are far from sketches and scribbles. Our local artists have created mini masterpiPatricia Peacockeces, and some of them have even donated full-size paintings.”

But for the most part, this is an occasion where good things come in small packages, said Seder.

“It’s a great opportunity for those who would like to own a wonderful piece of original art, or fans who would love a memento from their sports hero.”

More than 100 works will be up for auction at the event.  The list of donors is a who’s who that includes artist Robert Bateman, Canucks player Alex Burrows, cartoonist Lynn Johnston (For Better of Worse – art at left), Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit, artist/author Nick Bantock (Griffin and Sabine), musician Raffi Cavoukian (Baby Beluga), Olympians Nancy Green and Leah Pells, B.C. Lions Jason Arakgi and Jon Hameister-Reis and Global TV new anchors Dawna Friesen and Chris Gailus.

Elizabeth Hollick artworkLocal artists adding colour to the fundraiser include Elizabeth Hollick, Judy Jordison, Karen Pohlman, Linda Steele, Patricia Peacock, Marney-Rose Edge, Wendy Mould, Richard McDiarmid, Lorraine Wellman, Marie Heath, Bert Monterona, Elaine Brewer-White and John Delaney.

Money raised at the auction will support services that Surrey Hospice Society provides to the Surrey community free of charge.

“Do You Doodle?” cocktail reception and auction is Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Northview Golf and Country Club, 6857 168 St. Tickets are $35 and include cocktail and appetizers. Music by Acoustic Groove.

For tickets or more information, call 604-543-7006 or email


















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