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International Peace Garden hosts online virtual fundraising event

DUNSEITH – The International Peace Garden has announced its upcoming virtual fundraiser, “Virtual Gala in the Garden,” which will take place the evening of Sept. 21.

The public is invited to participate in the 70 minutes of fast-paced content. One of the evening’s highlights will be remarks from Nadine Strossen, author and former president of the ACLU, who will share how free speech can fight hate and promote peace.

Other activities include:

– Musical performances from Manitoba folk singer Raine Hamilton.

– Speed painting performance from Amy Burkman with final art available for auction.

– Remarks and musical performance from, multi JUNO nominated and Manitoba’s own, Don Amero, a singer, songwriter, performer, storyteller and promoter of indigenous ideas.

Additionally, an online silent auction is now live through Sept. 22. More than 40 items are available for bidding and include gift baskets, travel, unique experiences and home decor.

“During these times where we are all doing our part to keep each other safe, it is our pleasure to offer an event everyone can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their own home while indulging in much-needed culture and inspiration,” said Tim Chapman, CEO of the International Peace Garden. “And of course, we always appreciate the generosity of our members and supporters as we navigate these waters with them.”

Make your ticket donation for the gala at www.peacegarden.com and save yourself a virtual seat. The online event begins at 8 p.m. and is tax deductible.

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