Meet Christopher Drake from Beautiful Minds

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Without Exception: Exceptional Art from Beautiful Minds celebrated it’s 5th annual Vernissage at the Mill of Kintail in Almonte a few years ago. The opening was a celebration of artworks created by 37 high school students with special needs from the CDSBEO. The Without Exception program has been gaining popularity since its creation and has been shared with school boards across Canada.

In an effort to share the joy of this program, 100% of the profits from the sale of items such as prints, note cards, mugs, t-shirts, canvas bags and now prints on canvas are donated to the Good Samaritan Trust Fund. Christopher Drake is one of the artists and I am proud to say that I have watched him blossom through the years to become the wonderful and talented person he is today. Christopher made his town proud when he received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from Princess Anne in 2014.

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        While we try to teach our children all about life, in the end it is they that teach us what life is all about.

 

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A Celebration of Canada by Local Exceptional Artists
Local artist Chris Drake was the recipient of an RBC 150 Grant. He chose to host a painting workshop for local exceptional artists with his $150.. The results of this workshop will be on display at the Museum from March 30 through April 15th. Vernaisage March 30th from 5 – 6pm.
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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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