Monday, May 21, 2012

Andrew Suknaski Moose Jaw Memorial & Memorial Fund

A memorial celebration of the life of Andrew Suknaski will take place in Moose Jaw in the theatre of the Library/Art Museum complex at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 3rd. Sid Marty will give the main remembrance of Suknaski. Marty and Suknaski became friends in their late teens. It is expected that other writer-friends of Andy's will also tell anecdotes and read some of Andy's poems. Sid has suggested that he will bring along some of Andy's artwork and early chapbooks, photos and similar memorabilia. Others are encouraged to do the same if they have something they would like to share with those in attendance.

If you are interested in attending and participating in any way, do let Bob Currie know at . The theatre will hold 100 people and I expect there will be a considerable turn-out for the event on June 3rd.

In the meantime, friends of Andrew Suknaski and the SWG have created an Andrew Suknaski Memorial Fund to assist in paying for the costs of holding a Memorial Celebration for him. After expenses have been covered for the memorial, a consensus from donors will be sought for any remaining funds for ways in which to continue to honour him.

Please make donations to the Saskatchewan Writers'9 Guild. Payments may be made by cheque (mailed to Box 3986, Regina, SK, S4P 3R9) or dropped off or couriered to our office (1150 8th Avenue, Regina), or by PayPal

For information on the Ottawa memorial, click here; for information on the Montreal memorial, click here.

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