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Benefit Event – Pollution Fight Night Event Celebrates Pollution Fighters

by NationTalk on April 12, 2007565 Views

Featuring actor Daryl Hannah, Dead Dog Café creator Tom King, founder of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards John Kim Bell, and musician Don Ross

TORONTO, April 12 -

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WHAT: Benefit event in support of Toxic Nation, Environmental Defence's campaign focused on toxic chemicals and health. The evening celebrates individuals who are fighting pollution in their communities. Two pollution fighters from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, will share their stories of living at ground zero in an internationally-recognized pollution hotspot.

Nationwide tests conducted as part of Environmental Defence's Toxic Nation campaign have found toxic chemicals polluting the blood of Canadians young and old no matter where they live. Four federal politicians were recently tested and found to be polluted with dozens of chemicals. (www.toxicnation.ca) WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2007

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Green Living Show
Direct Energy Centre, Hall A and Heritage Court
Salon No. 103
Exhibition Place, Toronto

WHO: Daryl Hannah, actor and eco-activist
John Kim Bell, conductor and founder of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
Tom King, award-winning author and Dead Dog Café creator Don Ross, musician and two-time winner of the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship
DiggingRoots, 2007 Juno-nominated band
Wilson Plain Sr., Toxic Nation volunteer from Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Ron Plain, environmental advocate, Aamjiwnaang First Nation

TICKETS: $125 advance tickets only; limited tickets available. Ticket price includes access to the Green Living Show. A tax receipt will be provided for a portion of the ticket price. For tickets, contact Wesley Godden at Environmental Defence; (416) 323-9521 ext. 235; wgodden@environmentaldefence.ca, or order online at www.environmentaldefence.ca
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About Environmental Defence: (www.environmentaldefence.ca) Environmental Defence protects the environment and human health. We research. We educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air, safe food and thriving ecosystems. Nationwide. Environmental Defence is the publisher of Green Living Magazine (www.greenlivingmagazine.ca).

For further information: Media only: please contact: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)

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