Thursday, October 11, 2012

Painted Woodies: See what everyone's been talking about!

It’s the art project that has everyone talking. A few weeks ago, we called on local personalities and international celebrities to “Paint a Woody”.
Mike Morrison, Carly Myers and Fraser Tuff show off
their masterpieces at our Woody Painting Party
We weren’t really sure how people would respond to our odd request, but we’ve been surprised and thrilled with the support we’ve received.

As part of our year-long 40th anniversary celebrations, we invited a select group of "featured artists" to raise their brushes to creatively paint a "woody" - a wooden demonstration tool that our sexuality educators use to teach youth how to use a condom and practice safe sex. 
Woody Painting Kits were sent far and wide, with many beloved local personalities and revered celebrities taking on the challenge. 

Here's just a few of the names we'll drop:

     ► Rick Mercer, political humourist

     ► Sue Johanson, sex educator

     ► W. Brett Wilson, entrepreneur and philanthropist

     ► Mike Morrison, blogger at Mike's Bloggity Blog

     ► Carly Myers and Fraser Tuff, X92.9 FM

     ► Julie Van Rosendaal, food afficienado
     ► Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medalist

     ► Jill Belland, BT morning show

     ► Mandy Stobo, Bad Portrait Project artist

     ► Sarah Crosbie, Q107 FM

The woodies will be auctioned at our 40th anniversary gala celebration on October 25, 2012 in Calgary at Belgo.

Rick Mercer's woodie is true to his political stylings!
To celebrate four decades of service in Calgary - and to look forward to many more - we will bring together long-time supporters and new friends for a playful and thought-provoking celebration.

With the theme of "A Revolutionary Retrospective", our guests will enjoy a playful exposé of how society's views on gender, sexual orientation and reproductive health has shifted over the past four decades, and how CSHC has responded.

The sexual revolution will be played out - and mirrored by the cocktails, music and legends of the times. Then we'll toast our future as we dance the night away at our after-party.

W. Brett Wilson's woodie makes us proud!

You can also get in on the bidding early with our online auction for the woodies at:

We will continue to add more Woodies to the online auction over the days ahead - so be sure to check back often!

Want to know more? Check out this great article by Avenue Magazine about our Woodies and our 40th anniversary.

To stay connected with the latest pics and buzz about our Paint a Woody artists, follow us on Twitter at @YYCSexualHealth!