Opp Art is back by popular demand! Join us for this high-energy art lottery featuring over 120 outstanding original works of art, each valued at $200 or more. This year, PODA and Friends of Mengo Hospital (Canada) have partnered to host the event and launch exciting new health-related initiatives with the proceeds.
How It Works
The 120 pieces of art will be displayed. There will be 120 lottery numbers. Throughout the evening, lottery numbers will be drawn at random. When your number is drawn, you choose your preferred piece of art. Every lottery ticket holder will leave with a piece of art.
You can purchase a ticket and be a part of the art lottery for $200.
For those who want to enjoy the evening but not enter the lottery, spectator tickets are available for $25.
Date: April 7, 2018
Time: Viewing from 5:30 pm; main event 6:30 pm
Location: Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street, Victoria
Drinks & canapés created by local chefs will be available for purchase.
What Will be Done with the Proceeds
Funds raised will be shared between PODA and Friends of Mengo Hospital (Canada). A joint initiative will bring the Mengo Homecare Team to Bwera to set up a mobile health clinic at the PODA school.
PODA will focus on hiring a school nurse and developing a permanent clinic at the school. The nurse will deliver a comprehensive health education program to the students and members of the community.
FOMH(C) will focus efforts on continued support for the HIV/TB Clinic at Mengo Hospital and Homecare Team, support for the HIV Kids Saturday Club, and educational funding for adolescents with AIDS.
Visit mengofriends.ca for more information.
Opp Art I & II Impact
Proceeds from past Opp Art events built a secondary school in Bwera Uganda that offers free tuition. Students who otherwise would not be able to attend school can now receive an education. Since opening in 2011, there has been an annual enrolment of 120 students. Proceeds also provided equipment, desks, textbooks, solar panels, water catchment and a vehicle to the school.