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'Shades of Nature' is now available for purchase in our Chill Toque.

Our winner, Gillian has chosen to have her hat benefit Nordiq Canada's Para Nordic Program.

Learn more at the Q & A below.

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Sauce: Congratulations Gillian! Tell us a bit more about yourself.

Gillian: I am a full-time artist from Sudbury Ontario.  I am also an avid lover of Mother Nature.  I ski, bike, hike and paddle in Canada and, in particular, Northern Ontario.  I like to think that my art is a reflection of my adventures outside.

Sauce: What was the inspiration behind 'Shades of Nature'?

Gillian: My adventures in the great outdoors are the inspiration for everything I create.  I strive to reflect the simple peacefulness of the forest and the water in my creative practice. I use up-cycled and new materials from vintage tapestries, reused cloth and natural fibres to guide my intuition on the material I am working with. Just as in nature, I have learned to take chances with my pieces and not be afraid to stretch, cut, dye or even re-invent my work as I move through my creative process. (See more of Gillian's work on her website.)

Sauce: Where would you like the proceeds from the sales of your hats to go?

Gillian: I would like to donate proceeds to Nordiq Canada's Para Nordic Program*.

*Para nordic skiing includes both cross-country skiing and biathlon for athletes of all ages who have a physical impairment.

Do you have the Special Sauce? Join us again in Fall 2023!

Click here to receive our PDF template.  Use any means you wish to design your hat.  Crayons, markers, decoupage, design software... As long as you're not sending us copyrighted artwork, it all goes!

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Mail: Sauce, Attn: Special Sauce, PO Box 2026, Bozeman, MT 59771 USA

Email: - Subject: Special Sauce Entry

***Scans preferred, but photos accepted.

Voting will take place on our website.  Be sure to join our newsletter or follow us @SauceActive on social media to stay in the contest loop! 

The design(s) with the most votes at the end of the voting period will win the contest and be announced the week following the close of the contest.  The winner(s) will receive one of their hats and a gift card to purchase any of the products in our online store - including their own hat!  

AND Sauce will donate a portion of the sales from your design over the next 10 months to your charity of choice.  Learn more about Sauce for a Cause and how this contest has benefited charities in the past.