Cheers to funky art and supporting international education!

Irene’s Pub in Ottawa hosts 4th annual art auction on January 25th to raise funds for the Canadian International Learning Foundation. Please click here to RSVP via facebook!

What’s better than a night out with friends at Irene’s Pub? How about one that also lets you scoop up funky local art and improve education in impoverished countries like Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal?

Irene’s Pub is hosting its fourth-annual art auction, Everybody’s Art Show, on Wednesday, January 25, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It’s a free event with no tickets required. Funds raised from the auction’s funky paintings, jewelry, pictures and bugle lamps will support the Canadian International Learning Foundation. Based in Ottawa and run by volunteers, the Foundation helps improve education in regions of poverty, war or illness.

“The auction’s appeal is in the variety of art donations. Plus, it’s just a fun night at the pub supporting a good cause,” says Patricia Golding from Irene’s Pub. “The art is on display here now and you can already see people picking out their favourites.”

So far more than 20 pieces have been donated by local amateur and professional artists, and more contributions are welcome. Most pieces range in value from $50 to $200.

Funds raised will support Canadian International Learning Foundation initiatives including the Educator Volunteer Network ( The Network is a new online community where teachers in impoverished or war-torn regions can receive mentorship and assistance from skilled online volunteers. Many volunteers are located in Ottawa.

“Funds raised in the auction will improve the lives of students in need overseas, while helping give volunteers a safe, simple way to get involved,” says Ryan Aldred, President of the Canadian International Learning Foundation.

“For example, online volunteers are helping plan new community libraries in rural Zimbabwe, where it’s now common for an entire class to share a single book. Other volunteers are mentoring educators in Kathmandu or doing architectural design for a new school in Afghanistan,” explains Aldred.

Past recipients of funding through Everybody’s Art Show were a student at the Ottawa School of Art, an art program for children in Thunder Bay and the Glebe Community Center.

Irene’s Pub is located at 885 Bank Street in Ottawa ( Please visit for information on the event and the Canadian International Learning Foundation.

For more information contact:

Ryan Aldred
President, Canadian International Learning Foundation
(613) 614-5349
[email protected]








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