A Night of Hope and Inspiration: Artists for Peace and Justice Gala Recap

September 29, 2023, 11:16 am

Recapping the 2023 APJ Gala!

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind at our agency, filled with remarkable events and incredible memories. Among them, our annual Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) gala truly shines as a beacon of hope and inspiration. With the unwavering support of our media friends, dedicated gala attendees, outstanding performers, and generous sponsors, we achieved something truly extraordinary. Together, we raised over $700,000, and every cent of it will directly benefit students in Haiti at our Academy for Peace and Justice. We couldn’t have achieved this incredible milestone without the unwavering dedication of our co-chair, Suzanne Boyd. Suzanne, your partnership in leading this event year after year has been an absolute joy and privilege. Your tireless efforts and passion have played a pivotal role in making the APJ gala a resounding success.

During the gala, we had the privilege of honouring two remarkable individuals, Nelly Furtado and Director X, for their inspiring philanthropic endeavours and unwavering dedication to our community in Toronto and beyond. Their commitment to making the world a better place is nothing short of extraordinary.

The evening was not only about philanthropy but also a celebration of culture and music. Special performances by Paul Beaubrun and Charmie Music provided us with a beautiful glimpse into the rich tapestry of Haitian culture. Their music resonated deeply with the audience, filling the room with the soulful rhythms of Haiti.

One of the most moving moments of the night was when William Osias graced us with his presence and stunning performance. William is a graduate of our academy, and his incredible journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and the meaningful impact of our work. His presence was a poignant reminder of why we do what we do.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this gala a resounding success. To the dedicated members of the APJ Canada board – Strombo, Kardinal Offishall, Carrie Kirkman, Sholeh Alemi Fabbri, Joanne Bull, and Rose Mieszkowski – your passion and commitment to improving the lives of Haitian children are a true inspiration to us all.

The Artists for Peace and Justice gala in Toronto was more than a fundraising event; it was a night of unity, inspiration, and the belief that positive change is possible. Thanks to the generosity and dedication of our supporters, we are making a difference in the lives of Haitian students, one step at a time. Together, we can continue to build a brighter future for those who need it most.

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