October 10, 2012 12:08 ET

WWF Celebrates Canada's Environmental Leaders With 2nd Annual Panda Ball in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - WWF's second annual fundraising gala will honor three of Canada's environmental leaders including Chairman, Co-founder of Bullfrog Power, Greg Kiessling; The Coca-Cola Company; and CEO, NRstor Inc., Annette Verschuren.

The Panda Ball will showcase WWF's achievements in conservation and bring together members from philanthropic and business communities who have dedicated themselves to conserving our natural world.

This event will also focus on the important environmental issues WWF is tackling: a changing climate, a melting Arctic, and the health of our oceans and rivers.

WWF thanks the Royal Bank of Canada for their generosity as presenting sponsor and Goldcorp Incorporated as gold sponsor.


"WWF's success depends on the support of individuals and organizations that are passionate, innovative and committed to tackling our biggest environmental challenges. I am encouraged to see so many Canadians working together towards protecting the future of our country's natural resources and prosperity."
- Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada
"RBC is pleased to support WWF's Panda Ball, and recognize the dedication of WWF and this year's honourees to environmental conservation initiatives."
- Gord Nixon, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
"It is increasingly obvious that economic progress, as currently practiced, will despoil our planet to the point where human progress will plateau and decline. But there are many solutions to the problems our local and global economies face. Finding and implementing these solutions is something we all need to do, by ourselves, in our organizations, and with our leading NGOs like WWF."
- Greg Kiessling, Chairman, Co-founder of Bullfrog Power
"Our efforts to raise awareness of the threats to the polar bear's habitat and to conserve water are producing the kind of results that can only come from collaboration. We hope the work we're doing together with WWF will inspire governments, other organizations, businesses and people everywhere. WWF are leaders, friends, and trusted advisors on our journey toward a more sustainable future."
- Nicola Kettlitz, President, Coca-Cola Canada.
"The work of WWF is more vital than ever: 'building a future where human beings live in harmony with nature.' We still have so much work ahead of us to do together."
- Annette Verschuren, CEO, NRstor Inc.

About the Panda Ball

  • Date: Friday, October 26th, 2012
  • Location: The new Four Seasons Hotel at 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
  • Master of Ceremonies: Ziya Tong, co-host, Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel
  • Entertainment: FEIST, 2012 Juno Artist of the Year, 2012 Polaris Music Prize
  • Environmental Leader Awards: Greg Kiessling - Leader for Conservation; The Coca-Cola Company - Partner in Conservation; Annette Verschuren O.C. - Living Planet Legacy
  • Sponsors:
    • Presenting: Royal Bank of Canada
    • Gold: Goldcorp Incorporated
    • Silver: Cement Association of Canada

For tickets contact Steph Morgan at 416 484-7720 or smorgan@wwfcanada.org.

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca.

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