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Storm to Pay Tribute to Ken Danby

December 11, 2007 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Guelph Storm News Release

(Guelph) On Sunday, December 16th during the Storm's home game against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Danby Studio and the Guelph Storm will honour the life and work of Ken Danby - the Guelph based realist painter.

One of Canada's foremost realist artists, Danby passed away on September 23rd while

canoeing in Algonquin Park. Danby is best known for his 1972 painting At the Crease. The iconic image hangs in countless homes of hockey lovers across Canada.

Danby's paintings include some of the world's most popular sports images including Lacing Up, Hockey Night in Canada, Face Off and The Great Farewell, the Official Wayne Gretzky Retirement Portrait.

A selection of Danby's work will be displayed at the Sleeman Centre and a percentage of ticket sales from the game will be donated to the Ken Danby Legacy Fund - an endowment fund established to honour Ken's memory that will support arts education and charities important to him.

Donations to the Ken Danby Legacy Fund can be directed to:

The Ken Danby Legacy Fund

c/o The Guelph Community Foundation

PO Box 1311, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N6

For more information or to make a separate donation contact the Guelph Storm Office at 519-837-9690.

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