Donate a Silent Auction Item in Support of the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation
Date: 22nd February 2019
Each year at the Alberta Magazines Conference, AMPA supports the Amber Webb Bowerman Foundation with a silent auction. The silent auction at the Alberta Magazines Conference is one of the Foundation’s most important fundraising ventures.
Donations of original art by photographers (we’ll take care of the printing), illustrators or visual artists, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, and other similar items are greatly appreciated.
The Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation (AWBMF) was established in the summer of 2008 to honour and preserve the memory of journalist Amber Michelle Bowerman (nee Webb), and to help fulfill her dreams by supporting emerging artists and journalists. Dedicated to quality in writing, reporting and the arts, Amber encouraged and supported young journalists and artists similarly committed to their own careers. To learn more about AWBMF, please view the website here.
By providing scholarships, bursaries, monetary awards and other forms of financial assistance, the AWBMF aims to foster the achievement of excellence, and to broaden scholastic opportunities for emerging western Canadian journalists and artists. Support in 2019 will include donations to a young journalists’ program at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, Wordsworth’s Creative Writing Residency for youth and the UBC Okanagan’s annual short story and poetry contest. Your support goes a long way in promoting emerging writers in Western Canada.