Like every other organization, the Varley Art Gallery got hit pretty hard by COVID-19. In order to raise some needed funds, the gallery is launching three virtual fundraisers.
For all the local foodies, the gallery is offering a virtual cooking experience to help raise funds. The cooking experience features a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert menu full of healthy and sustainable options. Show some #LocalLove – visit local farms and grocers to find fresh and organic ingredients and shop and support local. This virtual event will be held on the Zoom video platform. The cooking class will be 45 minutes long, followed by a short Q&A period. The Zoom event link, full menu and ingredients list will be sent to you once you have completed your ticket purchase. The Love Local: Virtual Cooking Class Fundraiser is presented by Caterable Cafe. All funds raised benefit the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham in support of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s exhibitions and programs, art acquisitions and the conservation of their collection. The class starts at 5 p.m. on August 19.
You can also support the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham when you purchase fruits and vegetables to grow in your own garden. You get incredible plants grown in Ontario, ready to place in your garden, delivered right to your door, and 10 per cent of your order supports the gallery. Visit Plantables and get ready to start growing your own fruits and vegetables. Use code VARLEYPLANTS2020 at checkout. Ready to Grow?

As most residents are spending lots of time at home during the pandemic, the gallery is also running a fundraiser tied in with Indigo.

Book lovers can support the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of  Markham when they shop online at Canada’s biggest bookstore. Head over to Indigo using the gallery’s fundraising page link, and start shopping today. Browse their huge selection of books, toys, wellness items, home items, electronics and gifts. Buy your holiday gifts, birthday presents, or a gift or two for yourself. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham receives five per cent on the sales of those suggested items listed, and 15 per cent on the sales of e-gift cards.
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