Photography by Thompson Chan and myself



For my birthday this year, I wanted to bring my community together, to do some good for two organizations that I am involved in and that inspire me with their work: charity:water and Surfrider's Vancouver chapter. 

I planned and hosted an art exhibit featuring the artwork of 11 talented friends, created and donated by them, themed around water and their interpretation of the subject. We also had a raffle draw, music and cash bar throughout the evening.  

Around 150 friends and family came, and together, we raised close to $4700 for charity:water, providing 122 individuals clean water for life. On top of that we were able to donate another $500 to Surfrider's Vancouver Chapter to support their mission in protecting our oceans.



Christopher Winter, Dylan Maranda, Jeff Hamada, Emily Brumwell, Dylan Rekert, Jeremy Jude Lee, Jon Waagstein, Katherine Entis, Mike Cobarrubia, Tom Holmes, Thompson Chan and Courtney Chew.



Mark Singson of Food Art Inc., Mr Gray Socks, Roden Gray, Virtuous Pie, Purple Brand, Reigning Champ, Ride Cycle Club, Werklab, The Lashstation, Timbertrain Coffee, Strathcona Beer, Nude Vodka, Indochine Kitchen, Sunrise Soya Foods and Fujiya. 


charity:water fundraising page

courtney chew