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SILENT AUCTION | Fundraiser for Kids in Rural Nepal

Posted by Pedro Villalon on

Let's build a schoolroom!!!

The number of kids hosted at the Aadharboot school for disabled children in rural Nepal has been growing; kids fit quite tightly in the single classroom that is available.  We are raising funds to build a second classroom through a Silent Auction.  100% of the money raised will be donated to Aadharbhoot.

Date:  Sunday June 25, 2023, 12pm - 6pm

Location (in store only):  O5 Tea Bar, 2208 West 4th, Vancouver


In our latest trip to Nepal, we had the pleasure of meeting the children and teachers of the Aadharbhoot Primery School  (Sustha Manasthiti Shrot).

This wonderful community provides education and opportunities for kids with disabilities from rural communities all over Nepal.  

With very limited resources and a lot of hard work, the folks at Aadharbhoot built one of the most heart warming projects we have seen.


Watch school teachers and kids at work and play!



We are very thankful to Robert Stickney and Dianne Cacchioni who are donating some masterpieces for this cause.  

Dianne Cacchioni is a highly accomplished artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Dianne is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Fine Art as well as a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Visual Arts majoring in Photography.

In the last twenty years, her work has explored the world of photography, both historically and conceptually as well as alternative techniques including painting with photographic emulsions, and hand-making large sheets of paper. After studying with Zen brush master Ari Tomita (student of Japan's National Treasure Shiryu Morita,) for the last ten years she has been exhibiting and selling her brush paintings. Her Haiku series of the seasons and other books represent this collaboration of photography and painting.

Robert Stickney is a good friend and artist based in Vancouver, BC. 
After receiving a degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba and a BFA in ceramics at Lethbridge, Robert became fascinated with Japanese aesthetics. This led to a lifelong exploration of the culture and world of Japanese ceramics. Since retiring from teaching, Robert has focused on creating tea-ware, wood firing at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, BC. Robert is often an honoured guest at our tea bar. 


Other items on auction:

We will have a few surprises, including art pieces donated by family and friends, and a tea tasting at your home (or our bar) catered by Pedro Villalon.





All items auctioned will be on display, at our tea bar, starting Friday June 23 (noon).

The silent auction will open on Sunday June 23, 12pm.  You may place a bid on any item (and see the list of previous bids by other folks).

You may come back to the tea bar throughout the day to check if your bid is winning; you may, of course, choose to raise the bid if someone else is on track to get your favourite item.

We will announce the winners at 6pm.  Please leave your phone and email so we may contact you.


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