Thank you Toronto!
It was a successful evening at the 9th annual Bovet 1822 presents APJ Festival Gala 2017 benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice. This is thanks to the generosity of every one who attended and continues to support APJ. All the money raised directly benefits the beautiful students of Haiti. We are left with irreplaceable memories and a fire in our hearts to serve.
Check out photos from the event here.
This year’s Peace and Justice Activism Award recipient was Jackson Browne, celebrating his lifetime of activism and commitment to peace and social justice both in Haiti and around the world. APJ distributed the inaugural APJ Canadian Changemaker Award presented by Maison Birks to recipient Gary Slaight, honoring his work as a leading Canadian philanthropist committed to integrity and impact.
Major thanks to our co-chairs, Natasha Koifman and Suzanne Boyd, as well as our founder Paul Haggis, and the incredible event committee for making this night possible. Thank you to our title sponsor, Bovet 1822, for your continuous support. We can’t forget our incredible co-hosts, donors, and serving staff: David Belle, Shantelle Bisson, Yannick Bisson, Kathryn Everett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dana Maskimovich, Audrey Raffy, Ben Stiller, Morgan Spurlock, George Stroumboulopoulos, and our other presenting sponsors Birks, Stella Artois, Audi Canada, Slaight Music, NKPR, Joe Fresh, Remington Group, Fabricland, Icon, and Flow Water. And to the Art Gallery of Ontario for hosting us at their beautiful venue.
Thank you again, Toronto. Join us next year for our 10-year anniversary!