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Books, Bites & Artistic Delights:

A Faerie Tea Fundraiser

May 28, 2022

Silent auction, raffle, book sale, and high tea!

As we emerge from Covid, we are proud to have survived and to have done so while keeping our performance insync with our philosophy. We acknowledge that we owe huge gratitude to the Lyceum community for their solid backing of our work. Unfortunately, post Covid increases in property tax and strata fees have left us with an unanticipated gap we need to bridge. We have put our minds together with our supporters and decided to throw a survival celebration, Lyceum style, and raise the modest funds we need at the same time.


We are inviting you to attend one of our signature faerie teas (seating times listed below) and for those who know us best, you’ll know that our faerie teas compete with high teas in the best of places. Christianne and the Lyceum team will be serving delectable delicacies and miniature morsels on only the finest china. Each setting will have teeny books with beautiful markers to convey messages to the fae that may reside in your garden. After tea, Christianne will weave threads of faerie lore in the Lyceum garden showcasing individual faerie abodes and gathering spots.

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Faeries by @illimanipaloma

Three time slots for attendance: 

11:00am - 12:30pm 

1:30pm - 3:00pm 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Those who would like to dine on dainty morsels from delicate, china tier stands can obtain a seating of tea for two for $50. Additional servings can be purchased at a discount for $15 a person. Tables seat a maximum of four. Tea tickets include entry. 


If you would like to attend without partaking in the tea, you can purchase an entry ticket for $5. This ticket also acts as entry into a raffle for a portrait photo session in our garden, one of two bookclub book baskets, and a watercolour craft kit!

Either form of ticket enables you to: 

  • view the stunning works of art featured in our silent auction, 

  • peruse our used book sale,

  • support our students who are fundraising themselves by selling beautiful pysanky to support the relief efforts for Ukraine, and 

  • take a tour through the Lyceum’s faerie garden while Christianne, our resident faerie expert, showcases individual faerie abodes.


If you are not able to attend, but would still like to support the Lyceum, you may participate through our online silent auction and bid on one-of-a-kind services and get-away items - all you need is a smartphone or computer.

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The Silent Auction

To participate in our virtual silent auction, whether from the Lyceum or from home, please visit our Trellis page.

The auction will run from 7:00pm on May 20th until 7:00pm on May 28th.

Our silent auction features contain the city's most unique offerings, ranging from remarkable works of arts to Lyceum experiences you won't want to miss. Click below to learn more about some of the featured artists!


Christina Leist


Illimani Mendoza-Mayrs

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Lee Edward Födi

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Cynthia Nugent

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Jami Gigot


Nicole Jang

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CZarina Lobo

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Kathryn Shoemaker


Sarah Shouldice

Pysanky & Philanthropy

As we fundraise, our students are also fundraising for their own cause: relief efforts in the Ukraine. At the Lyceum, we believe discovering avenues of personal efficacy is integral in generating the hope that today’s youth so desperately need in charting their futures. This spring our teen home learners engaged in significant research around the issues emerging from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A strong desire to help was felt by all involved and scrutiny of different organizations involved in providing relief for Ukraine began. After much debate back and forth, they settled on raising funds for Voices of Children. The idea of helping the most vulnerable survivors of war seemed appropriate. Kids helping kids. As the time of year was also the time when Ukranians around the world make pysanky, it seemed a natural fit to make pysanky to sell as a way to raise funds for their cause.

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In order to create more eggs to sell, it was decided that we would need to enlist the participation of other students at the Lyceum. The Primary Literature and Art class seemed a good place to start. The book Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco was read by Christianne as a perfect springboard into making pysanky for a cause. Watching these young ones cradle delicate eggs as they applied hot beeswax with kitskas was truly a sight to behold. They felt so important being trusted with candles, lighters and fragile hand-blown eggs. Together with their teen mentors these young artists have created a significant collection of truly gorgeous treasures.

During each seating of our fundraiser the youth will be displaying and selling their one-of-a-kind art pieces to help others like themselves across the Baltic Sea. Come out and help them reach their goal and at the same time support the future philanthropists of your community.

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Our Donors

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Students need scholarships year round!

If you would like to make a donation outside of our bi-annual fundraisers, please send us an email or donate through our PayPal by clicking below.