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B’nai Brith Human Rights Gala to Honour Music Legend, Humanitarian David Foster


On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, B’nai Brith Canada will celebrate its 2016 Human Rights Gala by honouring Grammy-Award winning Canadian music legend and humanitarian David Foster with the Award of Merit, the highest distinction our organization can bestow. A dedicated human rights activist and Officer of the Order of Canada, we cannot think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious award.

The event, which will feature a live auction, catered dinner and entertainment, marks the rebirth of B’nai Brith Canada, and also our partnership with a wonderful organization – the David Foster Foundation, with human rights as the common thread that binds us together. For the past 29 years, the David Foster Foundation has improved the quality of life of over one thousand families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants by providing financial support and raising public awareness about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor.

Mr. Foster has also worked with his friend and fellow philanthropist Haim Saban – who will present him with the award – to raise more than $150 million in support of the Friends of Israel Defence Forces over the past eight years.

Following his acceptance of the Award of Merit, Mr. Foster will perform “David Foster Unplugged,” during which he will be joined on stage by special musical guests Ruben Studdard and Kelly Levesque. American actor and comedian Sinbad will also perform. B’nai Brith leadership from throughout Canada will attend the event, including B’nai Brith’s Chair of the Board Jay Harris, and Gala co-chairs Avi Behar and Warren Kimel.

As a leading human rights organization, B’nai Brith Canada is proud to award a person of Mr. Foster’s calibre this prestigious honour. An iconic musician and staunch advocate of Canadian values and ideals, we would like to thank and congratulate him for all that he has done for our community.

We’d also like to thank you for your continued support of B’nai Brith. It is only through your support that B’nai Brith can continue to advocate for the human rights of all Canadians, offer sustainable, affordable housing to the needy, and fight back against the racism, discrimination and antisemitism threatening our society today.

Limited tickets are still available for B’nai Brith Canada’s 2016 Human Right Gala at the Mattamy Centre in Toronto! For your ticket, call Elyse Gruenspan at 416 633 6224, ext. 110, or email her at

To show your support on social media, please use the hashtag #BBGala2016. See you there!

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