As the excitement of the holiday season wraps us up, it’s time to think about giving – not simply an exchange of hastily purchased presents, but of meaningful connection and openness of spirit. With so many noble souls in the world selflessly gifting their time, we are giving back to four wonderful foundations that have made an impact on our lives, reflecting their visions with thoughtful tokens of appreciation, generosity, and gratitude.
Canadian Opera Company
Largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America
There is nothing quite like the wonder of the opera: losing yourself in the captivating spectacle of angelic song, enchanting play, and magical atmosphere. As Canada’s largest opera producer, the Canadian Opera Company brings Canadians some of the world’s most acclaimed performances. An unforgettable night out, bedecked in your evening finest, is the opera aficionado’s ultimate gift. And when the show is over, relive the magic at home with a beautiful audio collection that captures every melodic note.
David Suzuki Foundation
As our world faces increasing environmental crises, and sustainable living becomes a necessity and way of life rather than just a trend, the David Suzuki Foundation guides Canada on its mission to protect nature’s incredible diversity and the future of our precious planet. With the understanding that we are all connected within nature, we choose mindful consuming, lifestyle changes that make a difference, and green products that give the Earth a helping hand.
The Minerva Foundation
“Working towards a society where we lead from our values, we lift each other, we lead together.”
“As a society, we’ve come a long way in achieving equal rights for women, but we still have a long way to go,” states the Minerva Foundation’s mission. Committed to empowering women from all walks of life through education and equal opportunity, Minerva is changing the face of leadership and society with strong female role models. With sharp tools, essential accessories, and the latest technology at her service, the modern businesswoman is prepared to embark on her inspiring path.
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Reviving 5,000 years of civilization
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Make the joy last and colour your days with a stunning gift that harnesses the show’s incredible beauty, energy and the profound depth of ancient Chinese art.
Text by Kate Missine Translated by Zhao Wen Produced, Styled and Edited by Many Ngom