NGAG shines a Christmas Light on Big Sky Ranch


by Tammy Keith

It’s Christmas time, and a time for giving. Many artists don’t have much to give but their art. The ç (NGAG) are giving some of their art to a project to raise some funds for the Big Sky Ranch over the Holiday season.

Big Sky Ranch is a recovery Safe Haven for animals, originally established in 2002 by the late and very much missed, Andy Parent, as a sanctuary for abused and abandoned domestic and farm animals. The 26-acre, no-kill sanctuary has come to the aid of 3,500 animals to date, and continues to offer second chances to a wide variety of animals. Big Sky is funded by donations and volunteers. They provide feed, care, veterinary services, adoption services, and safe forever homes for many animals who are unable to be placed elsewhere. All of these wonderful initiatives come at a great cost, not only of energy and goodwill, but actual operating money.

This year, as part of the NGAG’s ongoing commitment to give back to the community, the Guild artists have contributed a variety of themed pages to create a one-of-a-kind colouring book for the whole family. The book is an homage to the wonderful work that Andy started, and to those who continue his work with unfortunate animals in our community.

Just in time for Christmas giving, the North Grenville Arts Guild / Big Sky Ranch Family Colouring Book will be available to purchase, with all proceeds going to help support Big Sky Ranch.

Books are available now at B&H Grocery, Pet Valu, and the North Grenville Public Library. They can also be ordered online through the NGAG website,, or by email, [email protected]. Cost of each colouring book is $10.00. 


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