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Chef Michael Smith Shares His Passion for Food, Local Flavour and Sustainable Cooking at the Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner for The Living City©

Oct 24, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release

(TORONTO, October 24) Toronto and Region Conservation and Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust are holding The 18th Annual Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner for the Living City© on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton.  The Sauriol Dinner, which celebrates the great conservationist and visionary Charles Sauriol, has become one of the largest environmental dinners in Canada attracting more than 800 supporters each year.  This event raises funds to continue Sauriol's work of keeping the country green by protecting conservation lands and green space in the Toronto region. All proceeds support The Living City Foundation (formerly The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto) and Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust to protect ecologically significant lands.

This year's dinner features guest speaker TV Chef Michael Smith, who will share his passion for food, local flavour and sustainable cooking. His keynote address titled "Think Global, Eat Local" will include stories and advice from his career as a chef and life as a father.

"One of the best ways to make meaningful sustainable decisions in your life is through your food lifestyle," said Michael Smith. "Every day we have the opportunity to make powerful choices that can dramatically impact our personal health and the health of the environment around us. "

Special guests include The Good Lovelies, New Emerging Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and 2010 Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year; and Master of Ceremony Emmanuel Belliveau former host of Discovery Channel's "World's Greenest Homes" and HGTV's "My Parents House".

WHAT: 18th Annual Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner for The Living City©

  • Keynote by Chef Michael Smith
  • Performance by the Good Lovelies
  • Live and Silent Auction. Exciting auction items include: Street naming opportunity in York Region, a private home dinner by Chef Latoya Fagon for 4-8 people and a complete canoe package consisting of a 16 foot wood canoe lovingly hand-made by TRCA's Restoration Services Division.
  • The Living City and Greenspace Awards honouring organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution in their efforts to conserve greenspace in the GTA.
  • Book signing of Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen (books available for purchase at the event). Michael Smith's new cookbook launched on September 10th 2011. It's a fabulous collection of his 100 all-time favourite recipes that he regularly cooks at home.

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2011

            Reception starts at 6 p.m

            Dinner at 7 p.m

WHERE: Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles Avenue East, Brampton


COST: $200 per person. Reservations required. To buy a ticket, buy a table or become a sponsor please go to http://www.charlessauriol.ca

With more than 50 years of experience, TRCA helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for The Living City - where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.charlessauriol.ca

In just 10 years, the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, a charitable non-profit citizen run organization, has protected 3,317 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine, where all rivers running through Toronto begin. Learn more at www.oakridgesmoraine.org

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