Opening Gala to showcase college students' use of art to fight
TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Wildlands League celebrates its 40th anniversary as a leading
conservation group in Ontario. The celebration kicks off a week of
events at a local gallery in Toronto. The Opening Night Gala will
feature a new exhibit of multi-media installation works by
Sheridan Design students to promote the group's latest effort to
fight climate change and to save Polar Bears.
A bounty of locally grown Ontario Greenbelt food and beverages
will enhance the celebration. Members of the public will also get
to vote for their favourite installation. The winning design will
be the centerpiece and poster for the group's campaign, On Thin
Ice: Can Carbon in Forests and Bogs Help Save Polar Bears?
WHO: Dozens and dozens of college students from the Greater Toronto
Area, volunteers and friends join board members and Wildlands
League staff as they celebrate 40 years of protecting wild spaces
WHY: Wildlands League has a rich and storied history. Nearly 40 years
ago we successfully called for the Quetico and Killarney
Provincial Parks to be protected from logging. We also succeeded
in increasing the amount of protected lands in Algonquin Park.
Since then we have gone on to become one of the country's leaders
in advocating for wild spaces and wild species. Our work is not
done yet. We now turn out sights to the destruction of carbon rich
ecosystems like the Boreal Forest that store vast amounts of
carbon and that are vital in the fight against climate change.
With this new campaign, Wildlands League hopes to raise awareness
of keeping carbon stored in Ontario's Boreal Forest as one way to
shield us from the effects of global warming. It may help save
Polar Bears too.
WHERE: Hotshot Gallery, 181 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
WHEN: Friday February 27th, 6-9pm
Special media guided tour 7-7:30pm by Laura Nurse (co-curator of
the exhibit) and Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands
For further information:
For further information: Janet Sumner, (416) 971-9453 ext 39 office,
(416) 579-7370 mobile, www.wildlandsleague.org, www.polarbearontario.ca