Our Tenth Fundraiser


Now is the Time for Peace: cover image

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Thank you all so much.

$2050.00 raised.

Our Launch

Thursday November 5th at 7 PM
at McNally Robinson
3130 8 St E, Saskatoon

Join local author Marion Mutala and Happy Leopard Chapbooks for this special fundraising event. Marion's peace story The Time for Peace is Now is a limited edition handmade chapbook, illustrated by Kate Hodgson with calligraphy by A.E. Matheson. All proceeds from the sale go to support NASHI

Founded in 2004, NASHI is a Saskatoon-based charity dedicated to speaking out about the brutal details and realities of human trafficking. Their current focus is education and awareness locally, and the building of an educational live-in centre in Ukraine for youth at risk of being trafficked. The Maple Leaf Centre, now operational, provides basic life skills development, temporary housing and support for at-risk youth.




Marion Mutala

Marion Mutala is the author of Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas, winner of the Anna Pidruchney Award, Baba Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Easter and Baba Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding, Ukrainian Daughters Dance (forthcoming).

Marion has a master's degree in education administration and taught for 30 years. With a mad passion for the arts she loves to write, sing, folkdance, play guitar, flower garden, travel, read and play badminton. With her two sisters, she has started a group call “The Sassy Sisters” and they entertain the seniors in many nursing homes. Marion's teaching and life experiences help her develop unique stories and songs, and her poetry has appeared in print as well.




Kate self portraitKate Hodgson, one of the founding members of Happy Leopard Chapbooks, is one of our regular illustrators. Kate produced the art work for the Edge Island books: The Pink Penguin and The Recipes from the Painted Cookie Cafe & Bistro. Last year she did the art for Grassland, Wind Land, Sky Land and she has now brought her delightful illustration style to The Time for Peace is now.