Mary Teer (middle) sets up her hobbitats with fellow Driftwood Club members Carolyn Belanger (left) and Pat Masters (right)

Driftwood gals celebrate ten years

The Driftwood Club of Campbell River invites the public to help celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sun. Aug. 21. from 1-4 p.m. at the Sybil Andrews Cottage next to Frank James Park

The Driftwood Club of Campbell River invites the public to help celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sun. Aug. 21. from 1-4 p.m. at the Sybil Andrews Cottage next to Frank James Park.

Entrance is free, and artsy activities involving driftwood and a couple of other mediums will be abundant including, a building demonstration of a driftwood arbour; rock painting and group canvas painting for kids; and Driftwood Club co-founder Mary Teer will construct one of her famous hobbitats.

There will also be a cake cutting at 2 p.m., as well as tea. People can check out the newly renovated Sybil Andrews Cottage and the art displayed there.

Teer said she is looking forward to the celebration, and is happy with what the club has given to the community over the years.

“We’re really quite excited that it’s gone that fast, and we’ve accomplished a lot in ten years,” said Teer. “It’s been such a fabulous group of inspirational women.”

The Driftwood Club has donated numerous art pieces to local non-profit groups to use in fundraisers, as well as donating money they fundraise. Some groups the club has helped over the years are: the Maritime Heritage Centre, the Campbell River Hospice Society, the Rotary Club, and Cops for Cancer among others.

Rock jewellry and some other driftwood creations will be for sale at the event and 20 per cent of the proceeds will go into the Driftwood Club fund, then be distributed to some of these groups.

The club also took initiative to save and restore Sybil Andrews Cottage by creating the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society. Renovations on the cottage finished in late April/early May.

And of course, driftwood creations will be displayed all over the property, as that is what the Driftwood is all about – the love of driftwood and having fun.

“I always think (pieces of driftwood) are like clouds in the sky; every shape, every size, no two alike,” said Teer.