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© George Pimentel

3/4/2020 7:29:33 PM

Polar Bear Affair Gala

Oh, what a night! Polar Bears International’s recent Polar Bear Affair fundraising gala in Toronto was an evening to remember for all who attended. Through the amazing generosity of sponsors and guests, we raised over $851,000 in support of our polar bear conservation efforts across Canada’s North.

“It was a brilliant and inspiring evening—one that fills me with hope and gratitude,” said Krista Wright, executive director of Polar Bears International. “It was heartening to see the passion from donors who share our vision of polar bears roaming in the Arctic for generations to come.”

The Polar Bear Affair was PBI’s third annual gala in Toronto. It was held at the Four Seasons Hotel and hosted by British actress Anna Rust. The evening included a screening of Bare Existence, a gripping documentary that takes a behind-the-scenes look at PBI’s efforts to conserve polar bears; a poetry reading by Wali Shah; a live auction; and a performance by the Dwayne Gretzky Band. In addition, Frederica Gamble, a founding—and current—PBI board member, was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

PBI is profoundly grateful to the sponsors who made the evening such a success:

Presenting Sponsor
Canada Goose

Partnering Sponsors
Sporting Life
CIBC

Entertainment Sponsors
TD
Harry Rosen

Platinum Sponsors
Feather Industries
Northwood Family
IGan Ventures
Torkin Manes

Northern Lights
Barclays
Deloitte

Official Travel Sponsor
Air Canada

Media Sponsor
National Post

Live Auction Sponsor
Frontiers North Adventures
MLSE
David Yurman Jewelry
Air Canada

Advertising sponsor
Mantella Advertising

Print Sponsor
CJ Graphics

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