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ACA 2005

From left: Barbara Talbot; Hi Sook Barker, Cyril Cox, Helen Jozkoski and Cathy with show convener
Don Hightower at the 2005 Fall Show and Sale photo by Lou Scnhippering

22 Sherwood Road at Linton

Pickering Village,

Ajax, Ontario


Don Hightower – President



Mailing Address
Suite 132
71 Old Kingston Rd.
Ajax L1T 3A6


The year long project for about 30 Ajax Creavtive Arts members was the designing and painting of ceiling tiles for the children’s wing of
the Rouge Valley Health System (formerly Ajax Pickering General Hospital).

Cheryl Helferty and Kim McCann arranged this project and Winsor & Newton donated the acrylic paint for the first set of tiles.

The first set “Fish”
was designed by Cheryl Helferty, Ajax.

The second set “Circus”
was designed by Madelaine Alter, Courtice.

The third group of six tiles
“Kids painting a fence” was designed by Michael Jack, Whitby.

The fourth set “Hot Air Balloon” was designed by Kim McCann, Pickering.

The fifth set “The Whole World” was painted by young student artists of
Kim McCann’s in August, 2003.
Designer Courtney Bernard.

The sixth and seventh sets
“Zoo Animals and Imagine”
were designed by Irene Leach, Pickering.

The eighth set “Bugs”
was designed by Jean Cairns, Ajax.

Individual ceiling tiles were also designed and painted by other members of Ajax Creative Arts.

Ajax/Pickering Hospital Tile Project

by Ajax Creative Arts

Cheryl HelfertyKim McCann's students' workCheryl Helferty left, centre tile by students of Kim McCann.

Jean Cairns, Cheryl and Pamela Augustect-feb04-031.jpg
Left artists: Jean Cairns, Cheryl and Pamela Auguste, Ajax Creative Arts President

Tile “Bee Well” by Arlene Baxter

Neila Persad, Joan Greenhead, Hazel Powell,

Neila Persad, Joan Greenhead, Hazel Powell, Courtney Bernard, Mrs. Bernard and Elizabeth Gray

ct-feb04-030.jpg'Imagine' by Irene LeachKim McCann’s students did the left tile and on right ‘Imagine’ by Irene Leach
Cheryl Helferty and Jean CairnsAjax/Pickering Hospital Tile Project by Ajax Creative Arts
mural “Bugs” was designed by Jean Cairns, Pickering
project by Cheryl Helferty, Ajax
Photos by Mary Cook

Joan Greenhead“Butterfly” tiles by Joan Greenhead

Dianne Kerr, Pam Auguste Ron Pietroniroct-cheryl-kim-danielle.jpgLeft: Dianne Kerr from hospital Child Health Unit in red with Pam Auguste, News Advertiser photographer Ron Pietroniro gets down for the shot


Above: Danielle Milley right, interviews Cheryl and Kim McCann.

Cheryl Helferty's 'FISH'Courtney Bernard“Fish” designed by Cheryl Helferty

Courtney Bernard holds a tile from “The Whole World” set she designed

Hazel Powell, Elizabeth GrayAjax/Pickering Hospital Tile Project by Ajax Creative Arts
Mural designed by Michael Jack, Whitby
Artists from left: Hazel Powell, Elizabeth Gray,
 Kim McCann and Jean Cairns

ct-feb04-036333.jpgPam Auguste Cheryl Helferty

“Circus” tiles designed by Madelaine Alter - left and Pam and Cheryl in one of the rooms in the children’s ward.


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0


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