Media/Photo Op Advisory - Vision of a greener future alive at 15th annual Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner for The Living City

    - Hero of the environment and business tycoon to address 800 people on
    November 6 -

    TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - On November 6, Ray Anderson, Founder and
Chairman of Interface Inc, and Champion of Corporate Environmental
Responsibility, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Charles Sauriol
Environmental Dinner for The Living City. The dinner is Toronto's premier
environmental event that brings the city's most influential environmental and
business leaders together. A video of this year's keynote speaker can be
viewed at
    "We need to all do our part to protect the environment," said Gerri Lynn
O'Connor, Chair, Toronto and Region Conservation. "The Sauriol Dinner
celebrates the environmental achievements of land donors, corporations,
municipalities and role models like Ray Anderson and issues a call to action
to the over 800 guests to help with this common goal."
    Ontario loses up to 60 acres of land a day and the need to preserve green
space has become vital for the health of the eco-system. The dinner and silent
auction, presented by the Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto and the
Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, raises funds for the environmental protection
and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine. More than 8,500 people have
attended the event since its inception in 1994. The event has raised nearly
$700,000 to save thousands of acres of land on the Oak Ridges moraine, the
GTA's rain barrel.
    The Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner celebrates the great
conservationist and visionary Charles Sauriol. This year, it will honour local
'heroes,' Alan and Anne Wells, and David and Janet Fayle, who have made
significant land donations. It will also honour Menkes Development Ltd. who
will make an inspiring commitment at the dinner.

    WHEN:    Thursday, November 6. VIP reception (by special invitation only)
             starts at 5:30 p.m. Reception starts 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

    WHERE:   LeParc Conference & Banquet Centre, 8432 Leslie Street,
             Thornhill ON L3T 7M6

    WHAT:    Interview and photo opportunities with Ray Anderson, TRCA,
             The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, Oak Ridges
             Moraine Land Trust, The Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of
             the Environment and The Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of
             Natural Resources.

    About Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA):

    With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment - a
cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your
children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at

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For further information: For media registration, information contact:
Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc., (416) 484-1132, Rowena
Calpito ext. 4,; Kendra Dubyk ext. 5,

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