Environmental Defence Celebrates 25 Years: Silver Lining Gala in Toronto tonight features Sarah Harmer, Don Ferguson, Albert Schultz, Duncan Davies Trio
Toronto – Supporters from across the Greater Toronto Area are gathering at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District tonight to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Environmental Defence, one of Canada’s leading national environmental groups.
Guests at the Silver Lining Gala will be treated to a special performance by Sarah Harmer, a long-time supporter of Environmental Defence. Hosted by the Air Farce’s Don Ferguson, the evening promises to be a lively walk down memory lane. Albert Schultz, the founding Artistic Director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company, will lead guests through a live auction, featuring a guitar signed by Sarah Harmer, an original lithograph by Robert Bateman, an Edward Burtynsky photograph and a luxurious weekend stay in New York City.
“We’re so pleased to be marking 25 years of protecting the environment and human health. We have a lot to celebrate. From protecting Canadians from harmful chemicals in consumer products, to demanding federal action to clean up the tar sands, Environmental Defence is helping to create an environmental legacy our children and grandchildren can be proud of,” said Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence.
After a three-course meal prepared by Jamie Kennedy, the evening will close with a cocktail reception where old friends can catch up and new friendships can start while being entertained by the Duncan Davies Trio.
All proceeds from the event will support the work of Environmental Defence.
About Environmental Defence (www.environmentaldefence.ca) Environmental Defence protects the environment and human health. We research solutions. We educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air, clean water and thriving ecosystems nationwide, and to bring a halt to Canada’s contribution to climate change.
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For more information, or to request media passes for the event, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232; (647) 280-9521 (cell)