On January 22nd, 2015, we hosted our first fundraiser, the Watersheds Gala. We were honoured to have renowned author and citizens’ advocate, Maude Barlow, as our keynote speaker, and the energetic and revered Canadian professor and naturalist, Michael Runtz, as our Master of Ceremonies.
With the generous support from our sponsors, Freshwater Future, Leo Adams Investments, McIntosh Perry, MEC, the Sharbot Group Inc., and TD Canada Trust, and several kind silent auction contributors, we could not have been happier with the success of the event.
Over 170 guests were introduced to our organization’s new identity as Watersheds Canada, partook in Michael Runtz’s hilarious water trivia game, and, of course, heard Maude Barlow’s keynote address. For more information about the event, please see the Inside Ottawa Valley media article.
In case you missed it, we were fortunate to have Pinegrove Productions record Maude’s talk, and we’re happy to share it with you: