Malala Yousafzai, as the DFL Gala 2016 Courage and Inspiration Luminary Awardee
Maria Campbell, as the DFL Gala 2016 Trailblazer Luminary Awardee.,
The couple, Stephen Lewis & Michele Landsberg,
as the DFL Gala 2016 Life Achievement Luminary awardee
Come and join us at DFLGala2016 to hear Mr. Yousafzai,
Malala’s father, who will be speaking openly
about girls’ access to education around the world and how women deserve equal opportunities for education and independent identities.
Malala's parents, Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai, will be also receiving the Courage and Inspiration Luminary Award on behalf of their daughter, Malala Yousafzai.
A motivating conversation with our Special Guest, Shlomi Eldar will be conducted by Louise Dennys
Israeli journalist, Shlomi Eldar, was working as a news anchor on Israel’s Channel 10 when Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish called to desperately plead for help after two tank shells hit his home in Gaza in January 2009, killing three of his daughters. Mr. Eldar took the call live on air, and the footage has been seen worldwide. Mr. Eldar writes expert commentary for the website Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East and is a research fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University.
Louise Dennys is the Executive Publisher and Executive Vice President of Penguin Random House Canada, with strong roots in the Knopf Canada, Random House Canada, and Vintage Canada imprints. These imprints are synonymous with award-winning, bestselling books in Canada and around the world, publishing authors such as Naomi Klein, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, P. D. James, and John Irving.
Meet Erin Davis, The DFLGala2016 MC Host of the Morning Show on 98.1 CHFI
DFLGala2016 will be holding an art live auction as well as a silent one. The art for the auction includes works by one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, and present a live painting performance by Mike Hammer. See auction items here…
We are pleased to announce Milena Protich as DFLGala2016 Auctioneer
Milena Protich J.D., LL.M., is a partner at the law firm of Lee LLP in Kitchener, practicing in the areas of civil and administrative litigation and charities law. She is also a mediator. Milena is a long time supporter of DFL having served on its Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014. She has acted as an auctioneer at gala events for a number of Toronto-based charities.