#MOMSTHEWORD: Downtown partners to unveil public art canvas

May 9, 2017

Stephanie Gibson, of McDonald Duncan, adds a splash of colour to an art canvas being unveiled for public painting this Thursday as part of #momstheword.


CORNWALL, Ontario – OBO Studios in beautiful downtown Cornwall has come up with a great way to support Maison Baldwin House as part of #momstheword.

The Pitt Street art studio is bringing a giant-sized canvas to Pommier Square at the corner of Pitt and Second streets on Thursday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OBO Studios has teamed up with the law firm of McDonald Duncan to create a lush floral canvas that will, upon completion, add a colourful pop to the common living space of the Maison Baldwin House.

For a minimum donation of $2 you can add your splash of colour to the canvas as well. All funds generated from the project will be donated to Maisno Baldwin House.

“We need you to help this garden grow and flourish,” said Maison Baldwin House volunteer coordinator Danielle MacNeil.

#momstheword will take place Thursday, May 11 in downtown Cornwall. On that day participating businesses will be offering special promotions, special services donating proceeds of sales, making blanket donations, selling tickets for gift baskets and other initiatives to draw shoppers downtown and collect funds for Maison Baldwin House.

“We’re trying to organize events throughout the year downtown to draw shoppers to our small businesses, while also helping out worthy local charities and agencies,” said Todd Lihou, Centretown Coordinator for Heart of the City. “We felt this was a natural fit, with Mother’s Day just around the corner.”

Individuals looking for that perfect gift for mom should visit our downtown businesses.

The list of participating businesses downtown thus far includes:

  • Life’s Little Pleasures
  • Mindful Cookery
  • Laser Advance Spa
  • Pommier Jewellers
  • Gordon Jewellers
  • OBO Studios
  • Schnitzel’s European Flavours
  • Dreamland
  • Kid’s Corner
  • Echo Trends
  • Cottage Blue Home
  • Squire Shoppe
  • Fantasy Realm
  • Cailuan Gallery
  • Truffles
  • Oasis Hair and Day Spa
  • Vitalglow
  • Love Yoga
  • McDonald Duncan LLP

A Facebook event page has been created that will provide updates, in real time, of the different initiatives each business has in mind to help benefit Maison Baldwin House.

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