SAVE THE DATE OF APRIL 30, 2012
UNVEILING OF HELPING HANDS STREET ART AT 40 OAKS IN REGENT PARK
6:30 PM SHARP
For release April 16, 2012:
40 Oaks will celebrate and pay tribute to the many individuals and organizations who made 40 Oaks possible. The SOLD OUT cocktail fundraiser is designed to showcase the building and its contributors. The events will begin with the unveiling of Helping Hands, a bronze sculpture by Ralph Hicks (www.ralphhicks.ca) that celebrates and represents the many people involved in building 40 Oaks. It will be the first piece of permanent street art in the revitalized Regent Park sitting at the head of newly reopened Regent Street and at the entrance to 40 Oaks.
40 Oaks is a spectacular five storey LEED approved building designed to be the heart of Regent Park with a main floor community hub, commercial kitchen and workspace for community agencies. 40 Oaks is home to over 100 new occupants of the 87 affordable housing units. 40 Oaks is a project of the CRC (Christian Resource Centre). For nearly 50 years, the CRC has been collaborating with the residents of Regent Park to help them develop solutions to their problems, so they can realize their potential and contribute to a better community. Funding for the $22 million building came from three levels of government, corporations, churches and individuals and is ongoing.
The 40 Oaks Opening Celebration includes musical performances by Jackie Richardson, Michael Burgess and David Warrack at 7:50 with an audio visual presentation telling the 40 Oaks story and saluting its many donors.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend:
40 Oaks Opening Celebration
Monday April 30, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm
40 Oaks Street, Toronto M5A 2C6 – east of Parliament between Dundas & Gerrard
Sculpture unveiling will be at 6:30 PM sharp.
For further information or specific photo opportunities please contact:
Ann MacDiarmid 416-567-6112