The Draw-A-Thon is a free all-ages drawing marathon event initiated and organized by Tim Rechner and these events have unfolded in various locations in Edmonton throughout the years.  In 2017 and 2018, Draw-A-Thon was hosted in the Ortona Room by Tim Rechner and Patrick Arès-Pilon. The walls were covered by sheets of paper inviting the public were invite to let loose their drawing instincts with art making supplies provided.  There was also a 16mm cameraless animation station where one could draw directly onto film and have it projected on screen.  Draw-a-Thon at the Ortona was supported by the Ortona Armoury Tenants Association, The Works Art and Design Festival and The Paint Spot.