ABOVE: The two photos feature the front and back of the 2016 TCR calendar. All photographs were shot by Jasun Singh, the graphic design was done by Leigh Cavanaugh.
Helping cats in need and leaving a caring legacy with the support of the CCSAI
Last October, the Toronto Cat Rescue lost a very valued member of the Petsmart Kennedy Commons volunteer team. Jasun Singh was a 4th year Journalism student in a joint University of Toronto/Centennial College program. He was preparing to enroll in law school after completing the final few months of his academic career that included courses in Journalism at Centennial College’s Story Art Centre.
He spared time from his studies to volunteer with organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR), Pet Hospital, Red Door Shelter for Women and helping people with severe disabilities at West Park Healthcare Centre.
Jasun also devoted his incredible photographic talent to capture the beauty and soul of the cats at the TCR adoption centre. Before his life tragically ended, the images he took helped countless numbers of cats find their way into the hearts of new owners.
Despite his passing, Jasun’s family wanted to see his artistry continue to help cats in need. So as a tribute to his passion and talent, the Singh family, TCR and a few Centennial College faculty came up with the idea of creating a commemorative calendar. Jasun’s body of work was immense, but they collected some of their favourite images out of the hundreds and dove into the process.
The project received a donation from the CCSAI, and the East York Animal Clinic and the remainder was generously funded by the Singh family. These funds went towards the design and printing of the calendar.
TCR believes that this was the best way to ensure that Jasun’s gift continues to help as many cats as possible. Also, the calendar’s proceeds will go towards supporting and furthering the development of their volunteer program.
The TCR Executive will also be honouring Jasun’s memory by creating the Jasun Singh Memorial Training Centre in their new rescue centre. One hundred per cent of the proceeds of the 2016 calendar sales will fund the design, construction, supplies and resources required to create a space in the rescue centre devoted to improving the knowledge and skills of their volunteers.
Want a peek inside before you purchase?
For a look at some of the interior pages, visit the designer’s Behance account: www.behance.net/leighcavanaugh
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