Foundation to honour three Canadians for humanitarian efforts
TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - ONE X ONE Foundation is pleased to announce
that it has added a second benefit gala to its 2008 fundraising schedule -
ONE X ONE Calgary 2008. ONE X ONE is honoured to have Academy-Award(R) winner
Ben Affleck serve as evening ambassador for the inaugural ONE X ONE Calgary
2008 event which takes place on Saturday, June 14 at the Commonwealth Hall and
Conference Centre. Keeping with tradition, ONE X ONE Calgary 2008 will be held
in addition to the foundation's fourth annual Toronto benefit gala on
September 8, 2008.
ONE X ONE Calgary 2008 will feature performances by Grammy(R)-Award
winner George Benson and, in the foundation's tradition of highlighting
exceptional young talent, the African Children's Choir, Eva Avila and Sara
Diamond. The Canadian Tenors, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira
and Jamie McKnight will also perform as well as comedian James Cunningham.
That evening, the foundation will honour three Canadians with the ONE X ONE
2008 Difference Award in recognition of dedicating their lives to assisting
disadvantaged children around the world.
"We are delighted to add an additional gala to our schedule this year and
look forward to bringing the ONE X ONE message to Calgary," says Joelle
Berdugo Adler, founder of ONE X ONE. "Guests attending the event will be in
for a terrific evening of entertainment and inspiration. Our objective is to
improve children's lives here and abroad and we have been deeply touched by
the support and dedication of our guests, sponsors and award recipients."
Honourary chair for the evening, His Worship Mayor Dave Bronconnier, City
of Calgary, will also attend the event and CTV personality Seamus O'Regan will
act as ONE X ONE Calgary 2008 emcee. The Honourable Frank J. McKenna serves as
chair for all 2008 ONE X ONE events.
Tables to ONE X ONE Calgary 2008 can be purchased by calling
1-866-994-2555. All proceeds raised go to the ONE X ONE Foundation and its
philanthropic partners and ongoing initiatives.
Sponsors for the evening include founding partners Diesel and Rogers
Communications as well as CTV, The Globe and Mail, iTravel 2000, Pepsi,
Sunwing, Fairmont and Black's Photography.
On September 8, Academy-Award(R) winner and ONE X ONE Ambassador Matt
Damon returns for the fourth annual ONE X ONE benefit gala in Toronto. Under
the musical leadership of Grammy(R) Award winner and Golden Globe nominee
Wyclef Jean, ONE X ONE 2008 will feature an evening of great entertainment and
sensational performances. Venue information will be announced closer to date.
ONE X ONE is pleased to announce that it is expanding its reach to the
United States of America with its inaugural ONE X ONE benefit gala in San
Francisco, California on October 23. ONE X ONE San Francisco will be the third
benefit gala on the foundation's 2008 fundraising schedule.
About ONE X ONE
ONE X ONE is a non-profit foundation founded by Joelle Berdugo Adler in
2005. ONE X ONE is a Canadian charitable organization committed to providing
aid and preserving the lives of children in Canada and around the world. Since
its inception in 2005, ONE X ONE has raised more than $7 million for its
philanthropic partners and ongoing initiatives including H2O Africa
Foundation, Yéle Haiti, Assembly of First Nations, Child Haven, Healthy Kids
International, Free The Children, War Child Canada, Right to Play, the African
Children's Choir, Millennium Promise, Child Find Ontario and Spread the Net.
For more information visit www.onexone.org.
For further information:
For further information: or press enquiries please contact: Shauna
Simons, Alison King, Media Profile: (416) 504-8464, Shauna Cell: (647)
502-4600, Alison Cell: (905) 855-0213, email@example.com,