Speed Skating Canada Art Auction Now On Line

(Richmond, BC) – Speed Skating Canada is now accepting on-line bids for 14 original pieces of art that showcase the dynamics, power and elegance of the sport of speed skating. The artwork is being auctioned during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games with all proceeds of the sale going to the Inuksuk Legacy Fund for development of speed skating in Canada.

The original works of art are on display at Richmond City Hall as part of a speed skating and art exhibit taking place throughout the Olympic Games and can also be viewed on line.

http://inuksuk.speedskating.ca/legacy-fund/art-exhibit.cfm


On line bids are being accepted through a silent auction ending on February 25th at Speed Skating Canada House. The rules for submitting on line bids are available by clicking the following link:

http://inuksuk.speedskating.ca/legacy-fund/art-auctions.cfm

For individuals needing assistance with placing their bid, computers and volunteers are available to help at the following locations:

  • Speed Skating Canada House (Accredited individuals only), 7277 River Road,
  • Richmond City Hall , 2nd floor, 6911 NO. 3 Road
  • SSC Boutique at the Aberdeen Mall in Richmond.
Reproductions of certain pieces of the artwork (posters, cards, prints) will be available for sale at the Speed Skating Canada House Boutique.

In addition to the silent art auction, a live auction will be held on February 25th at Speed Skating Canada House. Items for auction include an Inuksuk speed skating statue, a number of flat screen televisions, equipment used at Speed Skating Canada House during the Games and special Olympic memorabilia. The winners of the silent auction will also be announced at this time.

Don’t forget to visit The Great Canadian Skate Exhibit at Richmond City Hall, more information.

Speed Skating Canada thanks you for your support.

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