A Big Night for the Swim Drink Fish Movement: Guests of the 2019 Swim Drink Fish Gala Unite to Connect Canadians to Their Local Waters
Artworks by James Lahey, Kim Dorland, Angela Grossmann, and Dana Claxton were highlights in the live auction.
September 28, 2019— Vancouver, British Columbia — Swim Drink Fish Gala
200 supporters gathered at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in downtown Vancouver for the 4th Semi-Annual Swim Drink Fish Gala presented by Delta Land Development.
Highlights from the gala included:
- Performances by Terra Lightfoot, Les Stroud, and Bill Henderson.
- The 7-piece live art auction with Canada’s foremost fine-art auctioneer, Stephen Ranger of Waddington’s.
- Swim Drink Fish board member Kevin Lowe and Swim Drink Fish Ambassador Karen Lowe appointing new ambassadors: Rosalind Adnani, Matthew Hornor, Lori Kay, Peter Mattson, Blair McKeil, and Janet York.
All gala proceeds help Swim Drink Fish build a movement of people working for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
Swim Drink Fish Canada’s initiatives (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Fraser Riverkeeper, North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper, Great Lakes Challenge, Swim Guide, Watermark Project, and Great Lakes Guide) create tools using law, science, and communications technology that inspire people around the world to explore, understand, and protect their waters.
“The Swim Drink Fish movement is a global community, with support and work coming from around the world. We are building a movement of people working for a cause important to all of us. A swimmable, drinkable, fishable future for all,” says Mark Mattson, President of Swim Drink Fish.
“It is inspiring to see so many different people contributing to a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Proceeds from the gala will support the growth of our community monitoring hub in Vancouver and touch the lives of thousands of people,” says Lauren Hornor, Riverkeeper and Partnership Lead for Western Canada, Swim Drink Fish
Presenting: Delta Land Development
Gold: Seabridge Marine Services Ltd.
Silver: Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation and Tejas Capital Corporation
Bronze: Lassonde, Cement Association of Canada, and Denbigh Fine Art Services
Social Media Summary
On September 28, 2019, Canadian artists, athletes, philanthropists and leaders gathered at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the 4th Semi-Annual Swim Drink Fish Gala. Musical acts Les Stroud, Terra Lightfoot, Bill Henderson, and comedian Graham Clark performed. Karen Lowe and Kevin Lowe introduced the 2019 Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors. Fine art auctioneer, Stephen Ranger ended the night in exciting fashion by auctioning off pieces from such artists as James Lahey, Kim Dorland, Dana Claxton, and James Verbicky. This year’s Swim Drink Fish Gala brings the total funds raised for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water to over $4 -million in the last 8 years. More info at www.swimdrinkfish.ca
Swim Drink Fish: www.swimdrinkfish.ca
Fraser Riverkeeper: www.fraserriverkeeper.ca
Swim Guide: www.theswimguide.org
Watermark Project: www.watermarkproject.ca
About Swim Drink Fish
Swim Drink Fish is a Canadian charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future since its launch in 2001. By blending science, law, education, and storytelling with technology, we empower millions of people to know and safeguard their waters.