Saturday, September 16. Tickets on sale soon.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Suzuki will be attending our 20th anniversary gala dinner as the key-note speaker, supporting us in our fundraising efforts! An award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, Dr. Suzuki will share his insights and inspirations, and encourage us to take action on the environmental challenges we face.
The gala is Saturday, September 16th at the Community Centre from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Tickets will be available later in June, and attendance will be limited to 100. We know that many islanders will want to hear David Suzuki and participate in this very special event, and we are very honoured to have him come to Mayne and support the Conservancy. For more information on Dr. Suzuki, his biography is below.
We have lots to celebrate in our 20th year, including the conservation of St. John Point and Edith Point, and all the work we do caring for the land and shoreline on the island. These accomplishments could not have happened without the ongoing support and commitment of our members, volunteers, partners, and donors, whose efforts we are so grateful for.
We are looking forward to our next decade, and we will outline some of our vision at the fundraising gala, which will help us build the resources needed for our work in the years ahead.
Tickets will be $200 person, of which $140 will be a receipted charitable donation which can be claimed for tax purposes. The three-course gala dinner will consist of local food where possible, prepared by chef Jan Gumbmann, accompanied by a selection of wine, beer, and cider. Dinner and the key-note address will be followed by a live band and dancing. Tickets will also be available for the dance only.
We hope you will join us on September 16th for an evening of celebration, fundraising, and community spirit!
About Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki is a grandfather, broadcaster, scientist, and activist. He has made it his life’s work to help humanity understand, appreciate, respect, and protect nature. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things. David was the recipient of The Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. David has been recognized by BC Achievement in partnership with the Lieutenant Governor of BC for his extraordinary work as a recipient of the 2021 BC Reconciliation Award. Dr. Suzuki is a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 31 honorary degrees from universities in Canada, United States and Australia. His written work includes more than 56 books, 19 of them for children.
“When we forget that we are embedded in the natural world, we also forget that what we do to our surroundings we are doing to ourselves,” — David Suzuki