Conservation announcement to happen at Nature Trust fundraising event.
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s annual fundraising event ’On the Rise’ is underway for the third year in a row. It will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Delta Fredericton. This event helps the Nature Trust to raise valuable funds, allowing the organization to continue to conserve beautiful, ecologically significant landscapes in New Brunswick, as well as build awareness of these efforts. This year, the Nature Trust will be making an exciting conservation announcement about a newly conserved area in the province.
“We want to make this year’s event the biggest one yet, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share the news of a nature preserve acquisition that has been in the works for some time now with everyone who attends,” says Nature Trust President Mike Bonga. “It will make the event extra special because guests will be the first to hear about it and it will give us a chance to celebrate with them.”
Additional highlights for the evening include musical entertainment by blues musician Charlie A’Court and a live and silent auction of New Brunswick items, tastes, experiences, artwork, and adventures. There will also be two live art installations at taking place throughout the evening: Elizabeth Sargeant, a talented local artist who has previously competed in the Fredericton Art Battle, will be live painting on canvas and Shane Perley-Dutcher, an instructor for NBCCD’s Aboriginal Visual Arts Program and a traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artist, will be doing traditional wood carving.
“Our auction is always popular because it offers such unique and interesting adventures like whale watching, birding, and kayak trips. Plus, we always see some amazing nature-inspired artwork,” says Bonga. “Also new to this year, we are adding some more interactive components to the evening—a live auction and live art.”
“The support we have seen so far from sponsors, auction donors, and volunteers has been overwhelming,” says Bonga. “People want to help our cause in any way they can and we thank them for that.”
This event would not be possible without the support of community sponsors, including title sponsors Altus Group Limited, Connors Bros. Clover Leaf Seafoods Company, TD Canada Trust and Picaroons Traditional Ales, major sponsors McCain Foods, NB Power, and Delta Fredericton, participating sponsors Cox & Palmer and Fluor, supporting sponsor Freeman Audio Visual, media sponsor Newcap Radio (UP 93.1 FM), and printing sponsor MayDay Group Inc.