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Kootenay Colouring Book to Support Nelson Community Food Centre

A colouring book featuring West Kootenay landscapes is being published to benefit the Nelson Community Food Centre.

“Kootenay Colouring” will contain 18 colouring pages, including popular landscapes like Idaho Peak, Monica Meadows, and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

This project is made possible with the generous support of Nelson businesses Hall Printing and Cowan’s Office Supplies. The book will retail for $20 and all proceeds will be donated to the Nelson Community Food Centre.

Nelson artist Abby Wilson is creating the artwork based on her favourite spots for hiking and painting.

“Colouring is a good indoor activity that helps many people relax and be mindful,” said Wilson.

“This project started when I created a bunch of free colouring sheets for people staying inside. I’ve been blown away by the positive response so now I’m creating an entire book. There are lots of trail and park closures right now due to COVID-19, so here is a way to safely enjoy our West Kootenay landscapes and support a great cause.”

Andrew Creighton, from the Nelson Community Food Centre said the NCFC is very thankful for Wilson's initiative.

"It's a shining example of the overwhelming community support we've seen lately," Creighton said. "The book looks great—what a worthwhile way to spend your time. And, if you need food, come and see us Wednesday afternoons. Everyone is welcome."

The colouring book will be available to buy in early May through Cowans Office Supplies. To learn more about the book and get on the purchase contact list, go to this link

To make a financial donation to the Nelson Community Food Center, go to https://nelsoncfc.ca.

Unfortunately, there are no food donations being accepted at this time.