The photos are here! We had such a great time celebrating our 21st anniversary of working for the animals in March. Thank you to all who came to celebrate with us and to Drake’s Organic Spirits for sponsoring the event!
We were able to be in the Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion the day before the great melt flooded Harriet Island Park. Together we raised over $10,000 that night, which will support our work to help animals through both institutional and individual action.
Speaking of action and impact, Bridges of Respect is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Volunteer Shannon Kimball presented on the impact the program has had on both students and teachers. An attendee at the banquet, Max, then came up Shannon after the presentation and shared that he had been vegetarian two years ago when he was studying at Century College and heard Shannon present for Bridges of Respect. “That presentation was it for me–I’ve been vegan since, ” said Max.
Many thanks to the individual and business contributions to our silent auction this year, Rae Hermeier and Julie Knopp for sharing their CAA stories, our Banquet Planning Committee and volunteers who made this event possible, as well as Gorkha Palace, and Vegan East for supporting the event and making sure everything was delicious!