Oh Canada kicked off Golden Globes Awards weekend with a Special Performance by rock legend Burton Cummings and Hosts Catherine O’Hara and David Steinberg, benefiting the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
With a cocktail party taking place on Thursday, January 9th on the Roof Garden of The Peninsula Beverly Hills, the two-day eventfeatured Canadian entertainment, libations and cuisine. The elegant event also featured the U.S. debut performance for 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards CBC Rising Star Award-winner Bobby Wills, accompanied by Alabama Music Hall of Fame Walk of Fame bronze star recipient Walt Aldridge and Mike Pyle.
Bobby Wills' performed his CCMA nominated and Canadian #1 hit single, "Show Some Respect," co-written by Aldridge and Pyle. Wills will donate all proceeds from iTunes downloads worldwide from January 2014 through December 2015 in support of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
In addition to actress/comedienne Catherine O’Hara and comedian/director David Steinberg, the events’ host committee was led by human rights activist/producer/director Kweku Mandela, a grandson of the late South African activist/president Nelson Mandela. The evening was presented by Lilyfield Cakes to benefit the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is opening in September in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The inauguralOh Canada Gift Loungeand Benefit Cocktail Party marked the first time Canadian products and services from Manitoba, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have been housed together in a single gifting suite, and welcomed a steady stream of American and Canadian filmmakers, movie and television stars, and journalists who stopped by to learn about and celebrate some of Canada's most coveted artists, creators and manufacturers.
Organized and hosted by Winnipeg-based Heather Stewart of the popular Lilyfield Cakes, the 2nd Annual Oh Canada Gift Lounge featured a meticulously curated and vibrant selection of prominent as well as up-and-coming Canadian artisans and companies hand-selected to introduce their cutting edge and top quality products and services to the influential Los Angeles market.
"We are very excited to return to Los Angeles with our Canadian gifting suite and to introduce Hollywood to the extraordinary new Canadian Museum for Human Rights that will open next year," said Heather Stewart of Lilyfield Cakes. "Hollywood is at the forefront of creative collaboration and we are thrilled to come together with celebrities and global trendsetters in the entertainment industry to spread the word about this important institution, which is founded upon tolerance and respect, and is an incredible accomplishment in recognizing and celebrating humanity."
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum in Canada since 1967 and is located in the center of North America.
Offering Golden Globe® Awards nominees, presenters and celebrity guests Canada’s finest lifestyle products and services, the elite Oh Canada Gift Loungewelcomed many celebrities and filmmakers from film, television and music, including:
Actress/comedienne Catherine O’Hara, comedian/director David Steinberg; rock legend Burton Cummings (The Guess Who); Gene Simmons (KISS) & wife Shannon Tweed (Gene Simmons Family Jewels); Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Connie and Carla) & husband Ian Gomez (Cougar Town, Norm); Golden Globe Award-winner Colin Farrell (Phone Booth, Total Recall); 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards CBC Rising Star Award-winner Bobby Wills; Alabama Music Hall of Fame Walk of Fame bronze star recipient Walt Aldridge; singer/songwriter/musician Mike Pyle; Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy); Academy Award-winner & Golden Globe Award-nominee Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) & husband Marty Ingels (A Strange Brand of Happy); Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Joe Bologna (Big Daddy, Ice Age) & wife Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Renée Taylor (The Nanny, The Producers); Kim Poirier (Paradise Falls, Dawn of the Dead); Meghan Heffern (American Pie Presents Beta House); Carly Steel (Unstoppable, Star Power); Erin Murphy (Bewitched); Ruta Lee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face); Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop; Teresa Ganzel (WALL·E, UP, Monsters, Inc.); actress/comediennes Carla Collins and Judy Tenuta; director Richie Mehta (Amal, Siddharth); violinist/vocalist Lili Haydn; world-renowned architect Antoine Predock; artist Constance DeJong; Leonard Asper and Gail Asper, actress Natasha Evans, actress Chase Masterson (Star Trek, Doctor Who Big Finish) and many more.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. CMHR’s aim is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership.
Creating inspiring encounters with human rights, CMHR will engage Canadians and their international visitors in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others. They will welcome their visitors as partners on a journey to erase barriers and create meaningful, lasting change.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights is envisioned as a national and international destination-a centre of learning where Canadians and people from around the world can engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression.
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