The Art of Dessert

Dan Xilon receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship award

Dan Xilon receiving his Paul Harris Fellow award

Dan Xilon, although not a Rotarian, was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Sudbury. Making the presentation to Dan is Sudbury district president Michal Vezina. The presentation was made at the Art of Dessert, a fundraiser organized by Dan and the Sudbury Food Bank staff to raise funds for that organization. Dan has a strong commitment to his calling and for this he was nominated as a Fellow. Well done… well deserved… congratulations Dan!

The Art of Dessert, hosted by Sudbury Fine Cars, is the kick-off for the annual sale of Christmas cards which feature the work of local artists and are sponsored by various businesses in the Sudbury area. I was very pleased to be one of the chosen artists and to have my art, entitled Redpoll Trio,  sponsored by Xstrata Nickel. Besides being featured on a chosen card, the artist’s donated work is part of the silent auction of wine, spirits and art that also raises funds during the evening. Les and Lise Wither were the proud winners of a fierce auction battle for Redpoll Trio. Lise is Dan’s “right hand woman” at the Food Bank. (psst… I’ll let you in on a little secret… Redpoll Trio is going to be my very first “Print of the Month” special in December, so if you like a bargain, be sure to check back here December 1, 2009  for details.)

Les & Lise Wither with their hard won auction trophy

Les & Lise Wither with their hard won auction trophy

I’ll be posting more pics of the evening, but I wanted this post to centre mostly on Dan’s award.



  1. Jennifer Arnott says:

    It sounds (and looks) like this was a great event! The Food Bank seems to have some great ideas, including the juried competition for card images. Redpoll Trio was certainly an excellent choice–it’s like the birds were posing for a Christmas card!

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