The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

April 24, 2007 10:32 ET

Media Advisory-Bluma Appel, C.M., O.Ont, Chair, CANFAR: Canadian of the Year Recipient for 2007

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) -

Attention: Assignment, Health, Arts and Features editors



"Canadian of the Year Recipient for 2007"

Bluma Appel, C.M., O.Ont, Chair, CANFAR

WHO: Bluma Appel, C.M., O.Ont, Chair, CANFAR

WHAT: Since 1992, The Canadian Club of Toronto has presented its
Canadian of the Year Award to a Canadian chosen to be
outstanding in their field, be it business, politics, the
arts or sport. This year the Club is proud to present the award
to one of this country's leaders in the fields of philanthropy
and volunteerism, Toronto's own Bluma Appel. Bluma's acceptance
speech will provide snapshots into a fascinating life and
reflect on her key learnings about doing well, doing good and
making a difference in this world.

WHEN: 1 p.m. luncheon address - Monday, April 30, 2007

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Canadian Room

BACKGROUND: Bluma's outstanding portfolio of volunteer work includes
numerous cultural, social and health care groups. In addition
she is the Founder and Chair of CANFAR, the Canadian charitable
organization dedicated to research and awareness of HIV/AIDS.
In 1988, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada for being
one of a few people "as active in such a broad range of
community services as she" and in 2001, she was elevated to
Officer of the Order of Canada for continuing "her outstanding
volunteer work on behalf of numerous cultural, social and
health care organizations". Along with her longstanding
philanthropic efforts supporting the arts, it was Bluma, who
led the charge to ensure a place for women on the Board of
every bank in this country.

MEDIA At the Canadian Club:
CONTACT: Verity Dimock - 416-364-5591
vdimock@canadianclub.org


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