the nina blog

Congratulations raffle winners!

by Janice Easton

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for the Nina’s raffle. The winner of the grand prize, a trip for two to Rome, Italy, generously donated by Synergy Inmate Phone Solutions, is Mary Joyce. Second prize winner of a $500 gift certificate to the Nina is Lillian Lubik. Third prize winner of a $250 gift… Read more »

2017 Annual Report

by Wendy Hollo

it’s been another busy year at the Nina! See what we’ve been up to in our 2017 Annual Report below

meet Pedro [Picasso], Yvette and Aba

by Wendy Hollo

Every now and then, you read a story or see a film clip that totally captures your attention.  You forget, for just a moment, about everything else and you are in the moment, totally captivated and engaged.  This week, we are posting three such stories.  They are as diverse as their subjects but equally moving… Read more »

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

by Wendy Hollo

We almost lost her.  We arrived at the Nina studios, the old space on 111 Avenue, and were told that one of our lead artists, Cynthia had been rushed to hospital with a stroke.  She was barely past 30 – how can that be?  It was a tumor on her heart and as soon as… Read more »