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A Toast and Taste of Summer, Thursday, June 5 @ 6:00 p.m. 2014

Published by Christina on June 3, 2014, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

A Tremendous Success!

People living near and far gathered to celebrate unique wineries and microbreweries along with fine cuisine and specialty art in support of The Nevada Diabetes Association

Sunshine Tahoe and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) were proud to have celebrated the special evening with The Nevada Diabetes Association.

The popular event and showcased the latest and greatest summer gear as Scheels put on an impressive display. Thank you to the event participants that stopped by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) table, said hello, grabbed a hiking/biking map and joined the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. People loved the idea of such a healthy initiative for the entire family.

Did you know?

  • The Nevada Diabetes association served over 2700 people in 2013 with local programs and services.
  • Program enrollment was up 68% from the previous year.
  • The Reno family support group has become so large that it had to be moved to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum across the street for more room.
  • Received the Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant for being one of the best diabetes camps in the nation for the last several years.
  • Never tell a family that a child can not attend a camp because of financial reasons. we always find a way.
  • The NDA is run completely on private fundraising and grant sources and all funds raised stay in the community.
  • The NDA’s goal is to have a program for everyone affected by diabetes. Until there is a cure, we are here to help!
For more information, please visit the Northern Nevada Diabetes Association.

Sunshine Tahoe Donates $10,000 To Tahoe Truckee’s Trails & Vistas

Published by Christina on April 25, 2013, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

 

I am so proud to honor the creativity and sheer sense of wonder in Trails & Vistas’ annual art hikes. To recognize and support Nancy Tieken Lopez’ imagination and incredible talent, Sunshine Tahoe has donated $10,000 for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary. Trails & Vistas’ art hikes blend world-class artistic expression with walking in nature.  Following the public art hikes, local third grade students have the opportunity to experience Trails & Vistas field trips in Donner Park.

10TH ANNIVERSARY ART HIKES & CONCERT

On Sept. 7 & 8, 2013 people from around the country will hike along the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit and experience award-winning live music, dance, storytelling, sculpture and painting. The theme for Trails & Vistas 10th anniversary art hikes is “Reflections.” More than 30 participating artists will perform aside stunning alpine lakes and breathtaking vistas. The guided art hikes will be offered every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance purchase is highly recommended the event has sold out every year! Tickets cost $30 for adults and  $10 for children.

In addition to the art hikes, a 10th anniversary concert will take place at the Truckee Regional Park Amphitheatre from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Performers include double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case from Boston, MA, Reno Taiko Tsurunokai, a Japanese drum group from Reno, NV and the forty-piece San Jose State Symphony Orchestra plus an opening act by Ann Licater, a world flutist from Los Angeles. Artist Susie Alexander from Truckee will paint while the orchestra plays and a ballerina from Inner Rhythms will be painted on stage – both performance art pieces are highly anticipated. General admission tickets are $20, but when combines with art hike tickets they are 50 percent off.

After four incredibly successful years running Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour, a fundraising event conceived, created and produced by Sunshine Tahoe, the October 2013 Tour, has been cancelled. In lieu of the event, Sunshine Tahoe, the founder and producer of the Tour, is donating $10,000 to Trails & Vistas.

“The purpose of Trails & Vistas is to reestablish bonds between individuals and others and individuals and nature. Putting art in this context changes the experience and the audience. We are so grateful for Sunshine Tahoe’s past and ongoing support,” says Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails & Vistas founder and executive director. “Christina’s valuable contributions – both in expertise, her time and financial support – will undoubtedly culminate in the long term success and ongoing growth of Trails & Vistas.”

ABOUT TRAILS & VISTAS

Trails & Vistas is a non-profit organization that seeks to create experiences of art in nature that inspires environmental awareness. Partnered with Truckee Donner Land Trust, Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre and the KidZone Children’s Museum, Trails & Vistas and the partnering organizations believe the annual art hikes strengthens the ties between the Land Trust and arts organizations in the Lake Tahoe Truckee region and also increases participants’ commitment to building a stronger community and environmental stewardship through creative expression. In addition to art hikes, the organization’s programs include Helping the Wild and contributing an original painting to the 20 mile museum created by the Donner Summit Historical Society. Learn more at trailsandvistas.org.

Edited by: Maura