UK Replica Watches — The annual Artists for Peace and Justice Fundraiser Festival Gala presented by Bovet raised an impressive $1.2 Million.
Last September 15th in New York, was held the annual Artists for Peace and Justice(APJ) Fundraiser Festival Gala at the majestic Casa Loma during the Toronto International Film Festival . The event was co-hosted by an influential team, including Bovet owner Pascal Raffy, APJ founder Paul Haggis, Dame Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, and George Stroumboulopoulos.
The partnership between Bovet and APJ began in early 2012, and in late 2013, Bovet Owner Pascal Raffy committed to donate $1 million per year to APJ’s educational efforts in Haiti, including the Academy for Peace and Justice. Immediately following the 2010 earthquake. APJ purchased land and constructed Haiti’s largest and first free high school, the Academy for Peace and Justice, which serves the poorest and most deserving youth in Port-au-Prince. Since that time, APJ has provided over 2,000 underprivileged children with the opportunity to continue their education beyond the sixth grade. Growing by 400 students each year, the Academy will reach 2,800 students at full capacity in 2016.
The Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott acted as theatrical live auction hosts, helping to sell extraordinary items for impressive sums in support of the cause. Paul Haggis, Academy-Award-winning filmmaker and APJ founder gratefully stated, “With the generous donations from our supporters, we are proud to recognize the first-ever graduating class from the APJ Academy, a true testament to our organization’s commitment to educating Haitian children and providing them the life skills they need to thrive in their own communities.”
On this beautiful evening guests were treated to a surprise performance by the Grammy-Award-nominated American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ, and photographer Moby. Slaight Music artist Tomi Swick also entertained the crowd with his Juno-Award-winning rock music.
Dame Helen Mirren presented founding APJ board member Susan Sarandon with the inaugural Artists for Peace and Justice Award. Sarandon graciously accepted her reward and commended the cause shared by APJ and Bovet 1822, stating, “APJ allows people to preserve their culture and use their imagination.”