Canadian AIDS Society

Canadian AIDS Society

November 29, 2011 14:15 ET

Media Advisory: An Invitation to Roll out the Red Carpet for 25 Years of the Canadian AIDS Society

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2011) - The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) will be hosting its 4th Annual World AIDS Day Gala on Thursday, December 1 to celebrate leadership in support of HIV/AIDS in Canada and unite the corporate, political and HIV community in the fight against HIV. The event is also a key fundraiser in support of the organization's work on behalf of community-based AIDS service organizations across the country.

This year's event marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian AIDS Society's continued leadership in responding to HIV/AIDS in Canada. It also marks 30 years of HIV. The Gala will share CAS' highlights and successes throughout its history and will feature the preview of the Reignite Project, a documentary showing the faces of HIV in Canada with producer Paul Saltzman, the presentation of the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Jack Layton and the Corporate Leadership Award to john st. as well as a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina. The Gala will also feature Evelyn Farha as guest speaker. Since 1993, Evelyn Farha has served as the Honourary President of the Farha Foundation and was presented with the Golden Jubilee Medal by the Governor General.

The event is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare in partnership with Shire, Rx&D Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, Gilead and Delta Hotels.

Photo and Interview Opportunities:

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011
6:00 pm
Where: Ballroom, lower level of hotel
Delta Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street, Ottawa

Event Program:

6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Introduction Al McNutt, CAS Board Chair
Monique Doolittle-Romas, CAS Executive Director
7:05 pm Greetings Deputy Mayor Eli El-Chantiry, on behalf of the City of Ottawa
Minister Glen Murray, MPP, on behalf of the Province of Ontario
Colin Carrie, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Canada
Walter Robinson, Vice President of Government Affairs for RX&D
7:30 pm Guest Speaker Evelyn Farha, Farha Foundation
7:55 pm Live Auction Auctioneer Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina, NDP
8:40 pm Reignite Project Preview Monique Doolittle-Romas & Paul Saltzman
9:00 pm Lifetime Achievement Award Al McNutt & Doug Elliott
Corporate Leadership Award Al McNutt

Contact Information

  • Lauryn Kronick, Communications Consultant
    Canadian AIDS Society
    613-230-3580 (130)
    613-563-4998 (FAX)