Sharing the Dream at Parkwood
Durham College President Don Lovisa, takes on the role of Honourary Chair for Parkwood’s benefit gala Garden of Dreams. The event will take place Friday, May 30, 2014.
An avid Parkwood supporter, Mr. Lovisa states: "I am pleased and proud to lend support to this benefit event. Through Durham College’s educational partnership with Parkwood I have gained a true appreciation for this national treasure, and particularly the historic gardens. The gala is a remarkable event, and I’m looking forward to sharing a special experience of Parkwood with community leaders, donors, sponsors and supporters, as we celebrate our partnership in its preservation."
The Parkwood gala is a biennial event to raise funds for the ongoing preservation and presentation of one of Canada’s finest grand estates and National Historic Sites. This year the event is presented by TD Bank Group, and will feature a gourmet dinner, silent & live auctions and dancing – all under a large marquee on the South Lawn.
"We’re so excited to have Don as Honourary Chair. He’s a fantastic champion for Parkwood’s gardens and their remarkable past, and he helps us to dream big when it comes to their future." notes Nancy Shaw, President of The Parkwood Foundation. The Garden of Dreams theme for 2014 shines a spotlight on conservation and education, and on the unique status Parkwood enjoys amongst the historic estates & homes of Canada, due to the caliber of design and the conserved state of the gardens.
An added touch for the Garden of Dreams silent auction will be 20 lush garden planters, created by the Durham College students of the Horticulture Technician Program at Parkwood.
Parkwood benefit events typically highlight key preservation projects in progress, giving supporters with an opportunity to see their contributions at work. A 2013/2014 project isexpected to be on view during Garden of Dreams, the newly-restored Vinery greenhouse. It marks the beginning of a full conservation program for the greenhouse complex.
The public is invited to attend, and may contact Parkwood for further information at 905.433.4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the event are $ 250.00 per person.