Dinner Committee proud to announce Iceculture Inc. as 2017 Feature Artist
Posted December 22, 2016:
Iceculture to be feature artist at 2017 Conservation Dinner
Selection acknowledges international artistic and technical achievements, worldwide
The Conservation Dinner Committee has announced Iceculture, Inc., Hensall, Ontario as the featured artist at the gala fundraising dinner to be held at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter on April 6, 2017.
“We are very proud of what Iceculture has accomplished as a local business and of the international reputation the company has earned overseas,” said Janet Clarke, Co-Chair of the Dinner Committee. “It is fitting to acknowledge the craftsmanship and artistry of their ice creations that are recognized throughout the world.”
Iceculture will display its workmanship at the 28th Conservation Dinner and, with other donor partners, will offer a feature package which will include (among other valuable items) a visit to the Chill Ice House in Toronto (Canada’s only permanent ice lounge) for live auction.
Mary Ryan-Allen, Co-Chair of the Dinner Committee, said Iceculture is from a small town in our community yet its products are admired all over the world. “That is quite amazing,” she said. “It is a thrill to be able to showcase their talents at our gala dinner.” The 2017 Dinner is already adding up to be another exciting event not to be missed, according to Ryan-Allen. “Tickets are already available and would make great gifts,” she said.
Says Heidi Bayley, President of Iceculture, “We are honoured to be the Conservation Dinner feature artist in 2017 and I would like to sincerely thank the Committee for choosing us. We seldom have the opportunity of presenting our business locally and we will try and make the most of the opportunity.”
Just like the Conservation Dinner itself has been supporting community conservation projects for 28 years, Iceculture has been operating for the same length of time. The family-owned business has served markets all over Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in addition to undertaking projects in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. In all, 58 different countries have been touched by Iceculture expertise in some form or another – either with ice sculptures or specialized machinery and equipment.
About the Conservation Dinner:
- The first Conservation dinner was held in 1990.
- The Exeter Lions Club and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation have worked together on the event for 27 years.
- Net proceeds are split evenly between the Exeter Lions Club and the Foundation to support local community conservation projects such as nature education; parks and recreation; programs for youth; and accessible trails to keep people healthy and enjoying nature.
- Previous featured guests have included well-known local and national artists in watercolours, pastels, and acrylics and other artistic media including metal work and culinary skills.
- The 2017 Dinner will be the 28th Conservation Dinner.
- The Conservation Dinner has raised more than $1 million in net proceeds for the community over the past 27 years, thanks to donors and businesses; patrons and guests; volunteers and artists.