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Kelowna photographer collecting stories of isolated families for hospital fundraiser

Kelowna photographer Liz Tremblay is fundraising for the KGH Foundation by snapping photos of families in isolation.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Liz Tremblay
March 28, 2020 - 2:00 PM

A Kelowna photographer is snapping pictures of Okanagan families in order to support the KGH Foundation.

Liz Tremblay, owner of Aviva Studios, kicked off her Isolated But Not Alone project March 27 in order to get out of the house to support a local cause. 

For $30, families can have their photos taken by Tremblay at their doorstep. Tremblay will be using a telephoto lens from a safe distance away.

She has been fundraising for the KGH Foundation since she launched her Children of the Okanagan book project in 2009.

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“My daughter when she was born needed neonatal care, so I wanted to (support them) using my skills,” she said.

“Since I can’t work and the studio is closed, I may as well use my time for something good and I believe in our hospital,” she said. “We’re so blessed to have a great facility.”

It also cures her itch to socialize. “It’s just lonely, so it’s a way for me to get out and spread some love and make contact with people,” she said.

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Tremblay is also collecting family stories of isolation, which she may put together in a show, later on, she said.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Liz Tremblay

Tremblay said if anyone is interested, they can reach her through her website.

Once the 10-15 minute shoot is completed, Trembley will email a photo as a thank you to the family. All proceeds will be donated to the KGH Foundation.

“It all depends on how long the government is allowing us to roam freely. There may be a time where the project will have to be put on hold,” she said.

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She’s hoping to collect photos from 100 families.


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