by Arlene Lessard
FoRC Volunteer, Board Member, Secretary

Our third annual juried silent art auction is coming up at the end of March, just in time to celebrate our local artists & spring! The Roselawn heritage home is currently undergoing restoration of the exterior so our event will be held at beautiful Jericho House, Rathfon Road, Port Colborne on Wednesday March 28 7-10pm.

We are looking forward to seeing artists from our past events along with new ones too and this year we have added a Young Artists Contest with the winners being invited to attend our evening, to show their work and to meet other artists.
Our Emcee is a local force celebrated for her enthusiasm in all things Port Colborne, an entrepreneur & dynamo, Gail Todd. In addition we have Frank Krahn professional pianist, caricaturist Caroline Sherwood and live painting by Megan Bennett.

So please come out and bid on great art, enjoy appetizers, a glass of wine and enter our free gift draws.

Our team is looking forward to seeing you!
Laurie Pye – Artist & Emcee Event Lead
Pat Bowman – Treasurer & Master Gardener
Glenda Buck – Capital Campaign Lead
Carole Brisley – Historian & Artist
Heather Fenton – Graphic Designer
Arlene Lessard – Secretary & Event Lead

For more information, email us at

Call the Roselawn Box Office today to reserve your tickets 905.834.7572!

Gail Todd will be our Emcee at this year’s Gala Evening for Roselawn. Gail is a long-time promoter of arts & culture in Port Colborne — owner of the recently retired Something Else Port Colborne and a founding member of Friends of Roselawn Centre.

Pianist Frank Krahn will also be returning for his third year playing the Evening for Roselawn. We are looking forward to hearing his exciting and eclectic repertorie.

Call for Volunteers for Evening for Roselawn
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Calling all volunteers! Our popular annual FoRC fundraiser, a gala evening event held offsite this year at Jericho House, 10845 Rathfon Rd, with silent auction of the works of local artists, will be held in March 2018.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out. We’ll need some help in the weeks leading up to the event, and for the set up of the event on the day before (March 27th), during the event itself and for the clean up on the following day (March 29th).

If you’d like to get involved, and help support the growth of arts & culture in Port Colborne, get in touch with us by emailing:

This year we have added a Young Artists Contest with the winners invited to attend our evening, to show their work and to meet our local artists.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of the Friends of Roselawn Newsletter. Our newsletter is a membership benefit. If you would like to receive the newsletter early and in its entirety, simply become a member of the Friends of Roselawn. It’s a great way to support our work restoring the Roselawn mansion and promoting arts & culture in Port Colborne. Plus, our members receive great discounts from our generous local business sponsors.