EX NIHILO VINEYARDS RAISES $13,798 FOR THE
BC FIRES APPEAL FUND
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Country/Kelowna, BC
November 30, 2017
Ex Nihilo Vineyards has raised $13,798 for the Canadian Red Cross and the BC Fires Appeal Fund to commemorate the July 2017 Okanagan Centre Fires.
The funds were raised through a combination of silent auction items available at the Fall Harvest Dinner in October and an original artwork done by Alex Fong to commemorate the fires that started on the eve of our vineyard concert. The name of the painting was “Any Way The Wind Blows”. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal Fund.
Art has always been prominent at Ex Nihilo. The winery was named after a sculpture and is now home to Creatio Gallery featuring local artists. Proprietors Decoa and Jeff Harder have long been admirers of Alex Fong’s work, and felt that his style of art would best portray the ying and yang beauty and surreal feeling of the evening. The painting was unveiled at Ex Nihilo’s Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 14th.
Sealed bids for the painting were accepted until November 12, 2017. Joanne and John Peccia of Vancouver and business owners of Pacific Quorum (Okanagan) Properties, had the highest bid and will be presented the painting on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley Inc.
1525 Camp Road, Lake country British Columbia V4V 1K1