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What people said about the 2003 Challenge

... "What a blast! Most of my holiday time and energy was spent towards this amazing event. Not that it's a bad thing, I enjoyed most of my time with my hard-working team mates. . .

   ... "From the time Tami told me about the project until New Year's Eve I was very enthusiastic and I put a lot of effort into every bit of the painting, poetry, costumes, props, choreography, presentation . . . It was worth it in the end! I was blown away by the quality of the paintings . . and then to see the presentations afterwards. It was awesome! We enjoyed receiving some recognition for our hard work and dedication with the award of "Most inspiring Performance and Art Interpretation!" "Thank you to our supporters who kept this going, to the Sechelt Arena who gave us this time and space to explore this new art form and a special thank you to Gordon and Kate who 'birthed" this whole concept. I hope to see another challenge next year. It was fun and inspiring and a truly sensational way to bring in the new year!"

--- Echo Aleck from the "Phoenix Team"

 

  ..."It was an interesting and diverse event! The performances were great! (beautiful, spiritual, funny . . .)"

--- Ely Weston, Sunshine Coast Skating Club

 

"We had never anticipated the benefits we would get from it . It was just wonderful."

--- Cam Reid, Mayor of Sechelt

 

  ... "hey Caitlin
well how's it goin? well thanx you so much for the privilege to be able to do this ice painting with a lot of people that i didn't even know that were on the sunshine coast so it was really really cool i loved it and it was also a lot of fun to be meeting a lot of people. I just wanted to say Thank you so very much i think that i speak for the whole team. thumbs up girl, you go girl have a great happy new year"

--- Nadeen Xaveriss
(student & member of Phoenix aboriginal team)

 

   ..."The paintings look fantastic!
The performances were also fun, interesting and some very high quality. In spite of terrible road conditions, the event was a great success!"

--- Peter MacLeod, Rink Manager, Sunshine Coast Arena, Sechelt

 

   ..."Thanks so much for all your efforts in getting this incredible project done so successfully! You're wonderful!"

--- Kindest, Steve Sawyer Prudential Sussex Realty, Team sponsor "No Brothers!"

 

Great Story in The Coast Reporter about the 2003 Ice Painting Challenge