SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Foundation

Canadian Wildlife Foundation

April 01, 2016 14:25 ET

Canadian Wildlife Foundation Goose Gala at Four Seasons

Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 01, 2016) - No joke. Actor and comedian Martin Short is performing at the CWF Goose Gala April 14 at the Four Seasons in Toronto to help Give Wings to Wildlife Conservation.

The Canadian Wildlife Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, is hosting the annual Goose Galapresented by Rogers. 

Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell, will join Canadian Wildlife Foundation Chair, Dr. J. Bernard Gosevitz, among other influential members of the Toronto community. Sports broadcaster Brian Williams will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at this National Wildlife Week event. Supermodel Yasmin Warsame, ambassador for National Wildlife Week, will also be in attendance along with other celebrities and political leaders.

The theme for National Wildlife Week April 10-16 is Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention between Canada and the United States. During National Wildlife Week, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is raising awareness of the issues facing winged wildlife like birds, butterflies, bees and bats, many of which are at risk due to threats including climate change, impacts from pesticides and habitat loss. To find out more and get involved visit

Proceeds from the Goose Gala will support the Canadian Wildlife Federation's on-going conservation efforts within Canada particularly the Wild by Nature program. 

Thursday April 14, 2016

Four Seasons, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Green Carpet Reception
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner and entertainment

VIPs available for photo opportunities and/or interviews include:

  • Dr. J. Bernard Gosevitz - Chair, Canadian Wildlife Foundation
  • Rick Bates - Acting CEO, Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Yasmin Warsame - Supermodel, National Wildlife Week ambassador
  • Robert Bateman - artist and naturalist
  • Brian Williams - sports broadcaster
  • Adrian Holmes - actor
  • Ronnie Hawkins - musician
  • Mike Ward - celebrity chef
  • Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Martin Short is available for limited media prior to 6 pm. Send requests in advance for confirmation to

Please check-in with media desk upon arrival.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit for more information.

About the Canadian Wildlife Foundation
The Canadian Wildlife Foundation is a national not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to supporting the work of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Funds help deliver a wide variety of conservation programs, research, education, awareness campaigns and endangered species funding. The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat by informing and educating Canadians, advocating responsible human actions and representing wildlife on conservation issues. CWF is funded entirely by people who want Canada's future to include healthy wildlife and natural areas, as well as the many environmental, economic, health and social benefits they provide. Visit for more information.

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