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A Feast in the Forest

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A Feast in the Forest

On June 15, Indspire – a national Indigenous charity – hosted its first-ever A Feast in Forest event. Almost 600 guests experienced Indigenous food, entertainment, and culture in the forest setting of the Evergreen Brick Works.  Highlights of the evening were the menu by Chef David Wolfman and performances by Indigenous artists Cris Derksen, Jeremy Dutcher, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. More than $1 million was raised to support First Nation, Inuit and Métis students through bursaries, programs, and resources that help them to pursue their education goals and dreams.

For information about the event, please contact:

Cindy Ball, CFRE, Vice President, Development
555 Richmond Street West, Suite 1002
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7

Telephone: (416) 987-0251
Fax: (416) 977-1764
Toll Free: 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) ext. 0245
Email: cball@indspire.ca

Thank you to our generous supporters!

Presenting Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Indigenous Youth Sponsor

Dr. Michael and Dr. Amira Dan

Entertainment Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Creative Sponsors

Official Airline Partner

Valet Parking Sponsor

Guest Gift Sponsor

Stikeman Elliot LLP

Table Sponsors

Premiere Tables

Platinum Tables

Hilary Pearson and Michael Sabina

Patron Tables

The Azrieli Foundation
Barometer Capital Management Inc.
Bell Canada
Brock University
Canada Post
Central National Gottesman Canada Foundation/Spicers
Cleveland Clinic
Donald Worme, Q.C., IPC/David Gabriel Tuccaro
The Gordon Foundation
Gowling WLG
Kilmer Group/Coca-Cola Bottling Limited
Kinross Gold
McConnell Foundation
Chris Melidoniotis
Northleaf Capital
Nunasi Corporation
Moens Pedersen
Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation
Queen’s University
RJ Multi Litho/Vibrant Graphic
Sheridan College
Toronto Metropolitan University
Toyota Canada
University of Ottawa
Oliver Wyman

In-kind Supporters

Event Chairs

Roberta Jamieson
Former President & CEO, Indspire

Janice O’Born
Chairman, The Printing House Charitable Office

Honorary Patrons

Chief R. Stacey Laforme
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Chief Mark Hill
Six Nations of the Grand River

Committee Members

Clint Davis
President and CEO, Nunasi Corporation

Laura Dottori-Attanasio
Senior Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Personal and Business Banking, Canada, CIBC

Kyle Jacobs
Consultant, Navigator Limited

Eric Lauzon
Director, Community Relations & Partnerships, Air Canada

Peter Lukasiewicz
Past CEO & Partner, Gowling WLG

Hilary Pearson
Philanthropy Consultant

John Philp
Partner, Fulcrum Capital

Jaime Watt
Executive Chairman, Navigator Limited

Indspire is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and has planned this event in accordance with public health guidelines. All event staff will be vaccinated, and we welcome guests’ personal decisions to mask when and if they choose. If you have any questions about these protocols, please do not hesitate to contact us at communications@indspire.ca. For the most current health guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health, please see https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.