Thursday, June 11, 2009

an evolving memorial over the weekend

acornprojectmusic said...

Hi, my name is Sam and I play in Acorn Project. We are hosting our Urban Music Festival this weekend at Boundary Bay Brewery/The Wild Buffalo on Friday, and at the Wild Buffalo on 2 stages on Saturday.

Donkey and Gunther were both friends of ours, Gunther has photographed us several times in the past, and Donkey created an art installation piece at the Urban Music Festival last year. We have that piece still and are going to set it up outside of Boundary Bay in the alley on Friday, and in the alley outside of the Buffalo on Saturday. We would like to welcome those who are interested to contribute anything that reminds them of Sean and Gunther to what will become an evolving memorial over the weekend. This will be accessible to the entire community, and you don't need to pay admission to contribute to the memorial.

We will photograph the memorial as it evolves over the weekend, and will decide what to do with it at the end of the weekend (maybe just leave it set up). 

Sean and Gunther were dear to many in our community, and what happened is a tragedy. This will be one of many ways for people to connect through their loss and remember Sean and Gunther for the fabulous people they are. Please spread this information if you would like to.


  1. This might be a good time to "pass the hat" to help raise funds for the families. I'll pass the word onto Sam...

  2. good suggestion anybody able to make that happen?

  3. (repost)

    I just wanted to post a quick note regarding all the energy that is being put out toward benefits and a potential memorial, which is amazing, but I just want to make sure everyone is communicating and coordinating and not rushing things. Some good friends of Gunthers including Nora, Laura and I are in contact with the family and thinking ahead toward events if anyone wants to plan something lets do it as a group effort. Contact me , Krista at and Nora at


  4. I am an employee of the Wild Buffalo and wanted to let everyone know that we will be taking donations all night on Saturday at the Urban Music Festival. I talked with Sam about it and he is all for it. We have shows inside and outside that night and I will make sure that there are donation jars set up in multiple locations.