Self-Portraits in the Style of Iris Apfel

Monday, November 16, 2020 

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Artists (or artistic wannabees) join us for an evening of creativity with artist Barb Rowlandson as she walks you through creating a unique self-portrait in the style of eclectic fashion icon, Iris Apfel.
ALL artistic skill levels and genders welcome- no artistic skills or abilities necessary! This will be a fun-filled 75-minute class on Monday, November 16, 2020, 7:30-8:45 pm.
Grab your canvas/heavy paper and colours (crayons, pencil crayons, paints, pastels....pretty much anything goes!), and get ready for an amazing night of “Bold Portraits - Self-Portraits in the Style of Iris Apfel.
  1. Join as an individual or Create/Join a team and invite your friends to participate (links above)
  2. Make a donation of any amount - we're recommending a minimum donation of $25 but we're grateful for all donations.
  3. Ask your friends to support your efforts and combat social isolation and loneliness for residents at McCormick Home.
Everyone who joins and makes a donation will receive an email with a list of materials and a link to participate, prior to the event. All evening of participants will be eligible for awards and prize.
Plus, the overall* individual who raises the most money will receive the Top Individual Fundraiser Award presented by InstaHome.
Participants who raise $150 or more will receive a Fit for Care T-shirt by mail.
A link to the recorded event will be available for an additional 2-weeks following the live event.


Thank you to our Top Individual Fundraiser Sponsor
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Barbara Rowlandson


Barbara Rowlandson is an aspirational polymath whose creative pursuits include writing, illustration, song writing, and dance. She holds a duel degree/diploma from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College in Art & Art History. In addition to her day job as an online content strategist, Barb performs (in non-COVID times) as a bubble artist at festivals and other outdoor events, and is an officiant with the Ontario Humanist Society.


Barb recently authored a book with her sister Lorri; "The New Normal: Informed Predictions on How the World of Work Will Change Forever" is a guide to the post-COVID-19 workplace (available on Amazon). One of the highlights of Barb's career was founding Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland, Ontario, which has grown to be one of Canada's largest food-themed events (she still serves as Best in Show judge at the festival's butter tart contest each year - a sweet gig!). 


When Barb isn't busy serving clients, you will inevitably find her chasing a fun pursuit like training her new puppy, drawing, going to dance class, hanging with her teenage daughter, or making giant bubbles.


Thank you for helping us achieve our goal! 

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Top Individual Fundraiser Award

Presented by:


Beautiful, stylish, and comfortable furniture could be yours for 1 year with a complimentary InstaHome lease*

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Top Individual Fundraiser Award



Fit for Care is a series of wellness events and fitness challenges that raises funds for the McCormick Care Foundation. It is an innovative collaboration between McCormick Care Foundation and Fanshawe College’s Recreation and Leisure students in support of enhancing care, enriching lives, and advancing dementia care at McCormick Care Group.

This year's fundraising goal is $10,000 for the purchase of a wheel-chair tandem bicycle and garden enhancements through virtual events.