Ohhhh SNAP! Photography gala featuring renowned and emerging Canadian artists expected to raise over $140,000 for the AIDS Committee of Toronto

    TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Calling all art buffs, socialites and
photographers - SNAP!, one of Canada's leading photography events and a vital
fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), is a night not to be
    Held on Sunday, March 2nd and in its seventh year, SNAP! is expected to
raise $140,000 and draw more than 750 art aficionados to the chic National
Ballet School in Toronto. This swanky event will feature a gala reception, a
photography competition with over 300 works from professional and amateur
photographers, a live auction, and a silent auction.
    William Thorsell, Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, will be serving
as the honorary chair of SNAP!08. This year will also see a "Best of Canada"
theme represented by photographic work from Bryan Adams. This theme will carry
over to a student competition from a selection of Canada's top photography
programs as well as a line-up of first-class photographers including Andy
Summers, Angela Grossman, Chris Curreri and Jesse Boles.

    SNAP!08 Details

    What:        SNAP!08 - A celebration of contemporary photography gala
                 event in support of ACT

    Why:         Net proceeds from SNAP! directly support the essential
                 programs and services offered free of charge by ACT to
                 people in our community infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

    When:        Sunday, March 2, 2008,
                 Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    Where:       The National Ballet School located at 400 Jarvis Street
                 (Jarvis and Carlton area). Street parking available.

    R.S.V.P.:    Media registration is available on site or by contacting
                 Kyle Guttormson at 416.413.1218 ext.4542 or

    For more information on ACT and the photographs available at SNAP!08 visit

    About ACT

    The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) delivers responsive, effective, and
valued community-based HIV support services and education, prevention,
outreach and fundraising programs that promote the health, well-being, worth
and rights of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk
for HIV/AIDS, and increase awareness of HIV/AIDS.
    Founded in 1983, ACT provides emotional and practical support services to
men, women and youth living with HIV/AIDS, and offers support to their family,
friends and partners. ACT works with gay and bisexual men, Portuguese-speaking
communities, youth, and women at increased risk for HIV infection to develop
and deliver HIV/AIDS information, education and outreach programs. ACT staff
and volunteers are dedicated to responding to the changing nature of HIV/AIDS.

For further information:

For further information: and accreditation at SNAP!08 contact: Kyle
Guttormson, (c) (647) 262-5403, kyle.guttormson@hillandknowlton.ca; Nicholas
Schulz, (c) (647) 883-2719, nicholas.schulz@fleishman.ca

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