Celebrity Co-hosts to Include: Paul Haggis, Mila Kunis, James Franco,
Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Moran Atias and George
TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Paul Haggis' Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with the
annual Bovet 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Lunch presented with Roots Canada (currently celebrating its 40th anniversary) on Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. (tickets and details here). Privately hosted at The Budman House, this year's prestigious lineup
includes co-hosts Paul Haggis, Diane Bald, Michael Budman, Pascal Raffy
and George Stroumboulopoulos, with celebrity guests Mila Kunis, James
Franco, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias
(subject to availability).
"This is an exciting time for APJ. The annual Bovet 1822 and APJ
Festival Lunch gives us the ability to expand the Academy for Peace and Justice and Artists Institute in Haiti, so we're thrilled to bring it back for another year with such
a prestigious lineup of special guests," says CEO David Belle. "I would
like to personally thank Diane Bald and Michael Budman for their
generosity as this year's co-hosts and to give an additional thank you
to all past and present event organizing committee members, partners
and volunteers who have helped to make APJ in Canada such an enormous
APJ Founder and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis adds, "As a Canadian, it means the world
to have such an outpouring of support for APJ from our friends here in
Toronto. With everyone's help, we can build more classrooms, hire more
teachers, expand our programs and ultimately change one special life at
a time in Haiti. I'm looking forward to another incredible event."
The Bovet 1822 and APJ Festival Lunch is a gathering of leading Canadian
and international philanthropists, business people, artists and
entertainers who come together to help raise vital funds for the
programs that APJ Canada supports in Haiti. This year's event will
feature celebrity guests, live musical performances, cocktail and food
stations, live auction and the presentation of an APJ Canada short
film. Proceeds from last year's event covered the majority of the
operational costs at the Academy for Peace and Justice, which currently
educates 1,400 underprivileged middle and secondary school students in
Port-au-Prince and which will welcome a class of 400 additional
students this fall.
Also, hot on the heels of this year's Bovet 1822 and APJ Festival Lunch
announcement is the appointment of Sally Lee as the Director of Development for APJ Canada. Lee joins APJ Canada from Soulpepper Theatre Company, a
leading artist-founded performing arts company specializing in
classical repertory theatre in Toronto. Lee will oversee all charitable
fundraising and strategic partnerships for APJ Canada starting with its
upcoming fundraiser, which includes fielding all upcoming sponsorship
inquiries and requests.
For more information or to donate now, visit www.apjnow.org or follow Artists for Peace and Justice on Twitter @artistsforpeace,
and use the hashtag #APJFest13 to see who is confirmed to attend.
Charitable Registration #82296 2205 RR0001.
About Artists for Peace and Justice:
Founded by filmmaker Paul Haggis, Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) is a non-profit organization that encourages peace and social
justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. APJ's
immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with
programs in education, healthcare, and dignity. The organization is
committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership
with the Haitian people. The model is simple: APJ believes in
empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and the power
of education to change a nation. APJ is based in New York; David Belle
serves as its CEO. APJ Canada is based in Toronto; Sally Lee serves as
its Director of Development.
About Bovet 1822:
Founded in 1822 in Fleurier, the heart of the Swiss mountains, the House
of BOVET is known by collectors from all over the world for taking the
entire range of watchmaking arts to the pinnacle of excellence. The
House owes its independence to Pascal Raffy, owner of BOVET 1822 & DIMIER 1738, who has succeeded in protecting and consolidating its
unrivaled expertise. Today, Pascal Raffy and BOVET are particularly
proud to be present in Toronto with a collection inspired by timepieces
from the XIXth century, whose techniques of ancestral watchmaking art
they perpetuate. The contemporary collection is characterized by its
emblematic design, the hand-painted decorations of its dials,
engravings executed by hand and the Amadeo® concept, which allows users
to convert their timepiece into a wristwatch, a pocket watch, a table
clock, and into a necklace for ladies.
BOVET 1822, the most beautiful and unique expression of time.
SOURCE: Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ)
For further information:
For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
416-365-3630 ext. 223
Account Executive, NKPR
416-365-3630 ext. 242
For sponsorship and other partnership opportunities with APJ Canada please contact:
Director of Development, APJ Canada