Auction of original Justin Trudeau Sketch of Museum well underway

Friday, February 15, 2016

Winnipeg, MB – With only a few days left for bidding, the eBay auction of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sketch of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has already reached $10,399.

“The national attention around this auction is wonderful,” said Diane Boyle, CEO of Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Friends). “We’re so pleased to see the success of this fundraiser and the way this story and the Museum have been talked about across the country. We hope to see a flurry of bidding in the next couple of days as we get close to the end of the auction.”

The sketch received positive critical reviews from art historian and former president of Sotheby’s Canada, David Silcox, who gave the piece an A or an A+ as a rendering.

The auction will remain open until 9:00 pm (EST) on Monday, February 15. The auction can be found here – http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181995294035.

Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the non-profit organization that engages donors, so that together with the Museum, we can achieve its mandate and empower human rights champions in Canada and other countries. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a national museum dedicated to helping people understand, celebrate and promote human rights through a uniquely Canadian perspective.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Viv Draward
Director, Communications and Marketing
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
204-289-2265
vdraward@friendsofcmhr.com