Media Advisory - Planning the Future in Ontario's Greenbelt

    Friend of the Greenbelt Award goes to Martha Shuttleworth & the Neptis

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ -

    WHAT :

    Ontario leaders in the planning and political arenas will gather to
honour Martha Shuttleworth and the Neptis Foundation as she receives the 2008
Friend of the Greenbelt Award. Former Mayor David Crombie will speak at the
event, which takes place at Hart House, University of Toronto.
    The prize, awarded by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, is in
recognition for the leadership of the Neptis Foundation for their visionary
planning research for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, creating a better quality
of life within and around Ontario's Greenbelt.


    Shuttleworth will receive the Greenbelt Award on Wednesday, June 4, at a
luncheon at Hart House, University of Toronto from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ms.
Shuttleworth will address the guests and receive her award from the Honourable
William G. Davis, former premier of Ontario and winner of the 2007 Friend of
the Greenbelt Award. Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie will speak to the
contribution Neptis has made to the planning community and the Greater Golden
Horseshoe. Sandy Houston, chair of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation,
will remark on how the work of Ms. Shuttleworth and Neptis helped to shape the
landscape of Ontario's Greenbelt. Judy Pfeifer, Vice President, Hill &
Knowlton Canada will be the Master of Ceremonies.
    The Luncheon features a vast array of local food, wines and cheeses from
the Greenbelt.
    The Friend of the Greenbelt Award was established by the Foundation in
2006 to recognize and celebrate those individuals who make a significant
contribution to Ontario's Greenbelt. Whether through their work, their art, or
their advocacy, these Friends show an enthusiastic commitment to the values of
our living countryside. Their legacies are as rich and diverse as the
landscape itself.

    Important: Media is invited for lunch.

    For further information, please visit the website:

    The ceremony is schedule to take place on June 4, 2008 between 11:00 am
and 1:00 pm at the University of Toronto's Hart House located at 7 Hart House

For further information:

For further information: Danielle Pignataro, Greenbelt Foundation,, (416) 960-0001 x301

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