‘Our Gift’

Chris Paul and Krista Stogryn 

2017

 

The Victoria Health Co-operative and Creating Community Wellness Society were given an invaluable donation in December 2017 in the form of a custom designed artwork, titled ‘Our Gift’, by artist, Chris Paul. He and partner, Dr Krista Stogryn, have given a limited number of signed prints which are available as gifts to our donors who have contributed over $100 in a pledge to the Creating Community Wellness Society. We invite and encourage you to donate in support of our wellness initiatives and growing community. Please email wellnesscharity@gmail.com to request a print.

A gift to Victoria Health Co-operative & Creating Community Wellness Society

Special thanks to Chris and Krista for Chris’ original design “Our Gift” and the 50 signed, dated copies which we are delighted to give as thanks to major donors.

Thanks for generous donations of time, skills and finances: Bev N, Robin L, Trudy B, Dacia M, John O, Scott G.

About the Artists

Chris Paul is an internationally recognized Coast Salish artist, W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation, and Krista Stogryn is a family physician who has spent her career living and learning in First Nations communities on the West Coast and cared for patients of the Co-op Health Centre for several years. Together they created a beautiful and meaningful design of a person, wrapped in a blanket representing the fabric of the co-op community, surrounded and supported by the Co-op.

In their words: ‘Our Gift’ is our humble offering, to acknowledge the Victoria Health Co-operative for all its hard work in supporting the health centre and its devoted team of physicians and staff in the care of our patients.

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