Pictured here are Jennifer Tory, Devyani Saltzman and Audrey M. Johnson
April 19th heralded the 6th annual LEAF Equality Day Dinner hosted by RBC Financial Group. This year's event was a huge success. The full house enjoyed remarks from Devyani Saltzman, dined on an exquisite meal, enjoyed the company of other LEAF friends, all while celebrating LEAF's role in advancing women's equality rights in Canada.
Devyani Saltzman, daughter of esteemed filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Paul Saltzman wrote the book "Shooting Water", a mother-daughter memoir chronicling the making of the film, Water, in India. Ms. Saltzman engaged and inspired the audience with stories of the struggle to produce the film, the writing of the book, and the dire situation of women - particularly widows in India in the 1930's, as well as women's contemporary plight around the world.
Thanks to our generous donors - VIA Rail, Joanne McLean, Chez Eric, La Grange Bed & Breakfast and Michael Stadtlander of Eiginsinn farm, we were able to hold a rousing auction, hosted by former RBC Financial Group President, Charlie Coffey.
In total, the event grossed over $15,000 in revenue to directly support LEAF's work.
Thanks to our auction donors, our ticket donors, our receptive audience, and mostly, to RBC Financial Group and RBC Financial Group's Greater Toronto Region President, Jennifer Tory, for hosting this event for the 6th year in a row and for their outstanding support in making the event such a success.