TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - The 2007 Toronto's Tribute Gala committee sends
congratulations to Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO, and Murilo
Ferreira, CVRD Inco, President and CEO, recognizing their ongoing corporate
support of Easter Seals kids and families. This year's celebrations will take
place on December 5, 2007 at the Fairmont Royal York hotel.
"I am truly honoured to be recognized with the Toronto's Tribute Award
for Easter Seals kids and to support such a worthy cause," stated Duncan
Hawthorne on hearing of the recognition. "For the last several years, I have
had the great pleasure of meeting the kids and families from Easter Seals, and
I am witness to their accomplishments and what financial support can do to
help make the lives of these children easier."
Easter Seals is pleased to have Shane Pospisil, President and CEO of the
170-member Ontario Energy Association and Easter Seals' Board member as Chair
of this year's Toronto Tribute Gala.
In announcing this year's recipients, Mr. Pospisil recognized CVRD Inco,
(previously Inco) for their solid commitment to Easter Seals. "Since 1986,
CVRD Inco's support has grown substantially and we are very proud that they
are now one of Easter Seals' longest serving donors," said Mr. Pospisil. "We
are very excited that Mr. Ferreira has chosen to continue CVRD Inco's support
in a year when the organization is experiencing such exciting change."
Toronto's Tribute has raised over $1.7 million, with past honourees
including Toronto Mayor David Miller, former Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman, Joseph
Barnicke, Chairman of JJ Barnicke Ltd., David O'Brien, President and CEO of
Toronto Hydro Corporation and last year's recipient, The Right Honourable Paul
Martin. All monies raised from this event go directly to helping families of
children with physical disabilities across Ontario.
2007 marks the 85th anniversary of The Easter Seal Society, Ontario.
Easter Seals provides financial assistance to children and youth with physical
disabilities to offset the costs of expensive communication devices and
mobility equipment such as walkers, braces and wheelchairs, and to provide
opportunities for Easter Seals kids to attend fully accessible Easter Seals
camps or to participate in other recreational and independence-building
programs. For more information on the 2007 Toronto's Tribute Gala Dinner or to
donate, please visit www.easterseals.org.
For further information:
For further information: For Sponsorship Inquiries contact: Sandra
Bellisario, Vice President, Development, (416) 421-8377 ext. 395; For more
information, please contact Barb Saunders, Communications, (416) 421-8377 ext.