Brampton - On Friday, June 15th, 2007, Greenvisions successfully launched their 2007 fundraising campaign with a Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction held at Speranza Banquet Hall in Brampton, Ontario. Greenvisions, Citizens For Brampton Conservation, formed in 2007 as a not-for-profit citizens group. The organization will lobby for improvements in Brampton City Planning, with the goal of preserving environmentally and culturally sensitive lands for future generations. This is an obligation that can no longer be neglected as these lands are quickly becoming a diminishing resource.
The fundraising event was a great success, with over 200 concerned residents in attendance. The evening began with a brief presentation from Peter Orphanos, Chair of the Sierra Club of Canada, Peel Chapter. Peter described the need for Greenvisions, along with residents, the City of Brampton and City Council to work together toward finding solutions that will benefit all stakeholders. Later, Greenvisions Chair, Bruce Haines spoke of the need to maintain and further develop the areas in and around the Humber Valley in North East Brampton, including the lands currently occupied by the Castlemore Golf Course.
Greenvisions had extended open invitations to local elected officials at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels. We were very pleased that two local MP's did attend. A special thanks to the Honourable Gurbax Malhi, MP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, and the Honourable Dr. Ruby Dhalla, MP for Brampton-Springdale. Their presence and support is appreciated. Dr. Kuldip Kular, MPP kindly sponsored a table for the event. In addition, City Councillor Vicky Dhillon, a long-time advocate of Greenvisions, came out to show his unwavering support. Also present were former Councillor Garnett Manning, and local Conservative candidate Stella Ambler. As a non-partison organization, Greenvisions looks forward to working with all levels of government, as well as individual residents who are key to the success of our mission.
Caption: MP Ruby Dhalla joins Greenvisions Chair Bruce Haines, along with Peter Orphanos and Dr. Mehta of the Sierra Club.
Photo Link: http://www.greenvisions.ca/images/fundraiser.htm
For further information, or to become a member of Greenvisions, please contact:
Bruce Haines, Chair
Tom Mallozzi, VP
Ramona Sussman, Treasurer
Liz Norman, Secretary
Greenvisions: Citizens for Brampton Conservation