Over 200 people attended the event on Saturday June 23rd to honour the life of Shiragha Rahimi, celebrate his cartoons, and raise funds for the post-secondary education of the seven children he left behind when he was killed in a car accident in January. Early estimates suggest the event raised over $10,000.
Several Canadian Editorial Cartoonists presented their work to the crowds, several others attended just to show their support.
Clockwise from the top left, 2 photos of Brian Gable of the Globe & Mail; 3 of Terry (aka Aislin) Mosher of the Montreal Gazette (the centre photo with Hamide Rahimi, Shiragha's daughter); Iranian cartoonist Nik Kowsar - also the great photographer who took these pictures; Roy Carless, dean of Canadian Editorial Cartooning; Patrick Corrigan from the Toronto Star; a beaming me, Graeme MacKay; and Sue Dewar from the Ottawa Sun.
Here's me doing my slideshow presentation, a selection of cartoons where I complain about things and complain about other people who are complaining. They say television adds 50lbs to you. In this widescreen version the size of me is pretty accurate. Here's a Hamilton Spectator video of the Rahimi Event
Donations are welcome at any TD Canada Trust, and listed for Branch 346, Account 6312464.
Posted at 09:23 am by Graeme_MacKay