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Posted January 1, 2018

Thank You to All Supporters of the Ancient Forest Alliance!

January 1, 2018

Thanks to our 2017 Donors! 

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) was thrilled to grow our support base in 2017 to include a diversity of local businesses, artists, and organizations. The support and generosity of these businesses and individuals has been fundamental in our work to protect BC's endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable second-growth forest industry.

We are incredibly grateful to receive major support from Patagonia through their environmental grants program and to Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Nanaimo and Robinson’s Outdoor Store for awarding the AFA with conservation grants through Patagonia’s wholesale grants program. The Patagonia Vancouver and Patagonia Elements Victoria stores also offered their space on multiple occasions to host film nights and tabling events, with ticket sales proceeds going toward AFA campaigns. 

Thank you to Robinson’s Outdoor Store in Victoria for hosting an amazing benefit night for the AFA with support from Patagonia, beer provided by Spinnakers, and the Giant Tree Hunters documentary provided by Nootka Street Film. We would also like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for generously contributing funds, in-kind gifts, and store-front space to host our booth events in both the Lower Mainland and Victoria.
  
A big thanks again this year to ROOT Victoria for generously donating the proceeds from their opening dinner at the ROOT festival, and to Creatively United for hosting our canvassers and inviting our campaigners to speak at their Earth Day event.

Tribe Red Leaf Studios designed a special batch of AFA branded t-shirts, which they gifted to our staff and sold to earn funds for our campaigns. They also donate generously as monthly contributors!

Many thanks to Staekka Brand Goods and Apparel for supporting the Ancient Forest Alliance for a second year in a row, to Singing Bowl Granola for donating $1 per sale to the AFA during a special online promotion, to Fathom Stone Art for committing 1% of their proceeds from art sales toward protecting ancient forests, to Land & Sea West Coast Apparel for donating a portion of their annual sales toward our campaigns, and to the Ric Perron Community Film night for collecting donations for the AFA (queries: ricperron@shaw.ca).

We are grateful to Elastic Email for supporting us on a monthly basis; to Wild Coast Perfumery, Bough & Antler Northwest Goods, MacIsaac & MacIsaac, and Vicorp Services for their donations; and to Eternal Abundance Organic Vegan Grocery & Cafe and Banyen Books for supporting our campaigns by retailing AFA merchandise in their store-fronts.   

Tall Tree Music Festival once again lent its support this summer to protect old-growth forests near Port Renfrew and beyond. Many thanks to the organizers for your hard work! 

The AFA also received in-kind support from a variety of businesses and organizations during our 2017 year-end celebration and fundraiser. We would like to thank Patagonia Victoria,  Robinson's Outdoor Store, MEC, Lumina Yoga & Wellness, Land & Sea West Coast Apparel, Emma Glover Designs, Expedition Old Growth,Olive the Senses, Harmony Bellydance Co., Butchart Gardens, Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub, Pelican Products, WindBlossom Massage,Il Terrazzo Ristorante, Café Brio, Phillips Brewery,Mysore Victoria, Hemp & Co., Moksha Yoga Victoria, Heart and Hands Health Collective, Port Renfrew Marina and RV Park, Bahnmann Timber, The Land Conservancy, LUSH Cosmetics Victoria, the  UVic Ancient Forest Committee, Dr. Andrea Whelan at Hawthorne Naturopathic Centre, The Market on Yates, Red Barn Market,Bon Macaron Patisserie , artists Paul Beique,  Keuque Method, and Logan Ford; musician Oliver Swain, DJs C-Frets, Rich Nines, and Taquito Jalepeno, as well as Social Coast and all our volunteers for helping to make the event a major success! 

We are most grateful for the generous support we receive from businesses, organizations, and artists throughout Victoria, the Lower Mainland, and beyond. Your donations, talents, and creative fundraising efforts are appreciated.

Thank you for choosing to support the AFA!

Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Andrea Inness, Joan Varley, Amanda Evans, Tiara Dhenin, Kent MacWilliam
Ancient Forest Alliance 


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