The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium and is home to more than 50k animals. VanAqua has a special place in my heart. Born and raised in Vancouver, it has been one of my favourite places in the world and I’ve had many cherished memories here. As the artist and owner of JeanaDraws, I’ve decided to start the #MakersforVanAqua charity fundraiser project in order to raise funds for the aquarium!
#MakersforVanAqua features 13 different makers from around the world. Each artist designed an enamel pin featuring a unique animal from the variety of marine life who call VanAqua their home!
The Sweet Dreams enamel pin was created from my love of sea otters ever since I visited the Vancouver Aquarium for the first time in 2007. The enamel pin features a pair of mother and baby otters resting against a crescent moon with a dangling star charm.
Since the debut of this pin in May 2020, I have raised a total of $2661 for the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise, made over three separate donations.
My first donation made in June, 2020
Second donation made in May 2021
Final donation made at the end of May 2021
I was invited to a cheque ceremony and photo with the Lasse Gustavsson, the founder and CEO of Ocean Wise for my fundraising efforts!
Vancouver Aquarium has been able to reopen its doors since August 2020! Please visit the Vancouver Aquarium website to plan a visit to the aquarium and check out the place that has shaped my childhood~