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Speaker Series from OTF’s United Way Fundraising Committee (by donation)

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A virtual speaker series to support OTF's United Way fundraising campaign.

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Now more than ever, vulnerable communities across the province are struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), in support of the United Way, is dedicated to helping our friends and neighbours get the assistance they need during the pandemic.

After donating to the United Way, join us for three fascinating virtual talks with members of the arts, culture and sports industries! All proceeds will benefit OTF's fundraising campaign to assist the invaluable work of the United Way and the hundreds of agencies they support.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 12:30-1 pm (Zoom-Bilingual) - Louise Pitre, Canada's First Lady of Musical Theatre. In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is best known as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris), and as “the foremost interpreter of Edith Piaf in the world”, playing the title role in Mirvish production’s Piaf/Dietrich. Louise is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betty Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 12:30-1 pm (Zoom) - Eric Zweig is a noted Canadian sports historian who worked for NHL Publishing for more than 20 years. He has written more than 40 books specializing on sports and sports history since 1992, including the 2018 bestseller Stanley Cup: The Complete History. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, and numerous Canadian publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Canada's History Magazine (formerly The Beaver). Eric has provided expert research on hockey history to organizations such as the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, and ESPN: the Magazine, earning him the reputation of today’s go-to sports historian.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 12:30-1 pm (Zoom) - Marshall Pynkoski & Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Co-Artistic Directors of Opera Atelier. In 1985 Marshall Pynkoski founded Opera Atelier with his partner Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg. Their productions have been performed in the Royal Opera House Versailles, the BBC Proms, Houston Grand Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, as well as in Japan, Singapore and Korea. Mr Pynkoski and Ms Zingg have received numerous awards including the prestigious Toronto Arts Award, the Opera Canada Ruby Award for outstanding achievement in the field of opera in Canada in addition to having been named by TIME Magazine as two of Canada’s most influential artists in the field of Classical music. They were awarded the Order of Canada in 2018 and were both made Officers of the Order of Arts and Letters by the government of France.

To donate to the OTF fundraising campaign, please click here. After filling out your personal information, scroll down to the section entitled "Workplace Name." In this field, please enter 'Ontario Trillium Foundation.' Then press the green button that says Donate Now.

All sessions will take place via Zoom. Login details to follow.

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