Last night almost 600 people showed up for the benefit screenings in Victoria of Hadwin's Judgement, based on John Vaillant's book The Golden Spruce, for the Ancient Forest Alliance! Thanks to all of you who came out and to producer Elizabeth Yake, author John Vaillant, the Cinecenta theatre, and the volunteers who made such a successful night for our organization and cause!
Thank you to Awaken Apparel, www.awakenapparel.ca, a new company designing and producing organic cotton and bamboo clothing in Canada with a mission to protect the Earth and empower people to live a more fulfilling life. They will be donating 10% of all their market and online sales to non-profit groups including the Ancient Forest Alliance.
THANK YOU for the many events organized for Earth Day and throughout April that supported the AFA in raising funds and awareness! Thanks to ROOT Victoria organized by Frances Lindner, Creatively United for the Planet organized by Frances Litman, Love the Earth with Sitka, Earth Day with Patagonia Vancouver, Vancouver Earth Day Parade & Celebration organized by Youth for Climate Justice Now, and All Beings Confluence hosted by Clare Attwell at Cadboro Bay United Church and co-founder Martha Cole. We are also incredibly grateful for the Vancouver screening of Hadwin's Judgement, an amazing documentary based on the book The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant, organized as a benefit for the AFA and attended by 400 people! Huge thanks to Ariane Tisseur who organized this momentous event, Elizabeth Yake (producer) and Doug Chapman (lead actor) for supporting the event and attending as special guests, Angelina Thielmann for emceeing, the Rio Theatre, the raffle donors, and all who attended.
We are so grateful to all the passionate, dedicated organizers who are working to amplify efforts to protect BC's endangered ancient forests!
400 people came out last Tuesday night (April 26) in Vancouver to the screening of Hadwin's Judgement, an amazing documentary based on the book The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant, a benefit event for the Ancient Forest Alliance. THANKS to Ariane Tisseur who organized this momentous event, for Elizabeth Yake (producer) and Doug Chapman (main actor) for supporting the event, for Angelina Thielmann for emceeing, to the Rio Theatre, to the raffle sponsors, to all the volunteers, and to the 400 people who came!
THANK YOU to all local and sustainable businesses, artists and organizations that have supported the AFA through fundraisers or direct donations in 2015! For an overview of these supporters and the many creative and generous ways that they have bolstered the AFA's work this past year, see here.
Find out more about supporting the AFA as a business or organization at our Business & Organization Support page.
See our FULL LIST of businesses, artists and organizations that have supported the AFA since 2010!
Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Victoria: THANK YOU to the staff at MEC Victoria for voting to support the AFA through their 1% for the Planet contributions! We are extremely grateful for the continued support towards our current old-growth campaigns! See their website at www.MEC.ca
LUSH: Great thanks once again to LUSH (www.lush.ca) for their major support through their Charitable Giving Program, bolstering the AFA’s campaign for the establishment a New Protected Areas Fund in BC! We are so grateful to LUSH for their continued passion and support for the AFA’s work!
True North Goods: We are excited to be a new beneficiary of True North Goods (www.truenorthgoods.com), an outdoor goods and apparel company showing their dedication to protecting the outdoors for future generations to explore by donating a portion of all proceeds to the AFA!
The Ancient Forest Alliance would like to thank Patagonia and Patagonia Vancouver for their major support through their grassroots environmental grant program, helping us to build an ancient forest movement across BC’s Lower Mainland! See Patagonia’s website at: http://www.patagonia.com/ca and visit the Patagonia Vancouver store online at: http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=96713
The Ancient Forest Alliance is most grateful to the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for their major support provided through their Community Contributions grant program. This funding support will allow the AFA to fully complete the Avatar Grove Boardwalk as a model for sustainable eco-tourism promoting old-growth forest conservation. See MEC's website at: www.MEC.ca