29.08.2002 News

Vancouver (Canada) - The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Vancouver Island Chapter (GDC VI), announces that it has received a $10,000 US grant from Sappi Paper's Ideas that Matter program.
The Ideas that Matter program was developed to support the use of design for the public good and Sappi  annually awards one million dollars worldwide to support the program. The Design Cares Project was one of 25 projects out of 189 submissions chosen for this grant.
"Design Cares is a juried exhibit of work from Vancouver Island and Gulf Island graphic designers," said Laurie Darrah, President of the VI Chapter.  "It brings a new awareness to communities about the work designers are doing that contributes to a better world. The purpose of the travelling exhibit and event template is to spur other groups into doing similar events to benefit their own communities."
"The juried exhibit includes projects which have had a positive impact on human and environmental concerns," said Peggy Cady, Past President of the Vancouver Island Chapter and National Vice President of the Society.  "The constraints attached to entries in the exhibit were that they had to raise awareness of or support advances in the areas of guardianship of natural resources, wildlife or the environment, health or safety of individuals and communities, human rights or humanitarian causes, social or cultural causes."
The GDC VI Chapter plans to print and tour the Design Cares exhibit nationally and internationally. The grant will help cover expenses for printing and collateral material for the exhibit. Both GDC and Icograda have endorsed the tour.

For more information, contact:

Laurie Darrah MGDC
Graphic Designers of Canada
Vancouver Island Chapter President
Suite 302 - 455 Sitkum Rd
Victoria BC V9A 7N9
T: + 1 250 388 4720
F: + 1 250 388 6549