Organized by the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, a fundraising arm of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, sponsors of the event included Rogers Communications, HSBC, National Post and Stoney Ridge Estate Wineries, among numerous other corporate and individual supporters. “I am overwhelmed by the generosity and support we receive from so many corporations and individuals who care deeply about our amazing wildlife and wild spaces,” says Dr. Bernie Gosevitz, Canadian Wildlife Foundation Chair. “It truly demonstrates how profoundly our connection to wildlife is part of our Canadian identity.”Held during National Wildlife Week (April 10-16), this year’s theme “Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation” celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention, the first international wildlife conservation treaty between Canada and the US and raised awareness about our winged friends such as butterflies, songbirds and bees, all of which are in decline due to habitat loss, impacts from pesticides, and climate change.
“I would like to personally thank the Gala committee members for all their hard work, the talented Martin Short for entertaining the crowd, and the sponsors and guests for their incredible contributions to the evening’s success,” says Rick Bates, Canadian Wildlife Federation Acting CEO. “Their tremendous contributions will have a direct impact on wildlife conservation in Canada and help ensure our natural world remains part of our legacy for generations to come.” Photo highlights from the event are available through the link below.The Canadian Wildlife Foundation is a national not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to supporting the work of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Funds help deliver a wide variety of conservation programs, research, education, awareness campaigns and endangered species funding.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat by informing and educating Canadians, advocating responsible human actions and representing wildlife on conservation issues. CWF is funded entirely by people who want Canada’s future to include healthy wildlife and natural areas, as well as the many environmental, economic, health and social benefits they provide. Visit CanadianWildlifeFoundation.org for more information.The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visitCanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.