Social Events



 You and a guest are cordially invited to attend the annual

CNVAS Christmas Social, Pot Luck, and Art Swap.

 CNVAS members are invited to bring an original piece of artwork (small, unframed) to swap with other members. This is not a requirement and you are welcome to attend the event with or without participation in the art swap.  As space is limited, you are kindly asked to check your calendar and RSVP to by November 13, 2014. Please contact Diane Bradbury, Social Convenor, with any questions or concerns.  Diane can be reached via email at

  Ho-Ho-Hope to see you there!

Hill Road Manor

Saturday, November 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.



Where: Ibex Community Room
When: See “Upcoming Events” for the next scheduled IBEX drop-in!


I think I speak for all CNVAS members and guests who were in attendance at the 2014 Art Swap and Pot Luck Social: it was a lot of fun and was a great success. Held for the first time in IBEX Fuels Community Room,  the space is generously made available to any community nonprofit organization by Glen (Bruno) Bradley. We have held several workshops in the same  room in the past and appreciate very much Bruno’s continued support of the arts in GFW.  There were twenty-one CNVAS members present and of those, seventeen submitted original works of art for the swap. There were several new members in attendance, including two members of the camera club.The Art Swap and Pot Luck is my favourite CNVAS event of the year. It is a wonderful combination of food, friends and fine art. I have to say, the food was delicious. I think everyone goes out of his or her way to bring something a little special to this event. There was enough variety to please the most discerning palate. It was a chance for one and all to put away paintbrushes and cameras (except for the event’s photographer Judy Chalker); catch up on all the news; meet new members. At the end of this fabulous luncheon the names of all the members who brought artwork were put in a hat and we drew for our “prize”. Who could possibly ask for more? We celebrated the event with food, friends and a treasured gift of an original work of art.  Thanks to all members and guests. Your attendance made it the wonderful social happening that it was!  – Chris Benjamin