Sunday, March 4, 2012

Silent Auction Donations by March 20, Please!

As a dedicated member of the Alberta magazine community, Amber Bowerman was a regular at the Alberta Magazines Conference (AMC), participating as an attendee and one year, as a fantastic speaker. Even when she moved on to her job at SAIT, she continued to partake. She always came out to support AMPA industry events, and it was always such fun to be with her.

So it’s only fitting that the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation once again hosts a silent auction at this year’s AMC, running March 22 & 23, 2012. It’s the perfect opportunity for those who annually connected with Amber at this event to show their support.

We’re now making a call for silent auction donations. Proceeds will go towards an endowed scholarship fund at Mount Royal University so that a journalism scholarship will be given in Amber's name in perpetuity.

Thanks so much to those of you who have kindly donated in the past. It’d be great if you could do so again! In the past, the auction has included books, games, gift baskets, event tickets, hotel and restaurant gift certificates, subscription packages and more.

Come on, I know you’ve got some gift card rotting in your wallet that would make a great donation. Don’t worry if you only have one thing; we can get creative and group it with other donations. No donation is too small and every donation helps!

To date, we’ve successfully provided scholarships at Mount Royal, ACAD, Grant MacEwan, the University of Calgary and University of Regina, and have established an endowment scholarship in Amber’s name at SAIT Polytechnic. We also sponsor the Student Writing Award at the Western Magazine Awards and a writing award for the Canadian University Press. We hope to do much more with your help and continue to make Amber proud.

If you have anything donate, please email us at before March 20.
Thank you all for helping us to remember our dear friend and colleague. Come on out to the AMC where we can raise a toast to her!

--- Colleen Seto
AMPA Blogger-in-Residence