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Indspire’s A Feast in the Forest Showcases Indigenous Talent to Support Indigenous Students 

June 17, 2022.

TORONTO, ON – Sold-out A Feast in the Forest fundraising event hosted by Indspire delights attendees with an evening of enlightening moments and incredible entertainment featuring some of Canada’s premier Indigenous performers, including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jeremy Dutcher, and Cris Derksen.

Set in Toronto’s beautiful Don Valley at the sustainable Evergreen Brick Works, guests experienced a four-course meal created by Chef David Wolfman, with six hundred guests in attendance and over one million dollars raised. “The overwhelming success of Feast in the Forest illuminates the groundswell of support for Indigenous learners across Canada,” said Indspire President and CEO Mike DeGagné. “When we work together to support Indigenous education and youth, the country grows stronger – thank you to all our supporters and attendees for an unforgettable night.”

Special guest Indspire Youth Laureate Tracie Léost expressed, “This amazing outpouring of support has been tremendous. I am excited and honoured to have been a part of Feast in the Forest – thank you to Indspire and everyone who made this special night a success!”

Continue celebrating National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day with Indspire and be sure to tune in to CBC and APTN on June 19th to watch the 2022 Indspire Awards.

Thanks to our event sponsors who have helped make the evening possible:

Presenting Sponsor – RP Investment Advisors
Indigenous Youth Sponsor – Dr. Amira Dan & Dr. Michael Dan
Dinner Sponsor – The Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust
Entertainment Sponsor – The Slaight Family Foundation
Major Sponsor – TPH – The Printing House
Cocktail Reception Sponsor – RBC Future Launch
Official Airline Partner – Air Canada
Valet Parking Sponsor – Mercedes-Benz Downtown Toronto
Silent Auction Sponsor – Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel
Guest Gift Sponsor – Stikeman Elliott LLP
Premiere Table Sponsors: Birch Hill Equity Partners, CBC/Radio-Canada, CIBC, Fulcrum Capital Partners, and Suncor

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About Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. In 2021-2022, Indspire provided more than $23 million through 6,612 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students across Canada.

For media interviews, photos and more information, please contact:

Brandon Meawasige
Director, Communications and Marketing, Indspire