Approximately $1.1 million was raised to help keep North American waterways clean during the three-day Waterkeeper’s Alliance fund-raising extravaganza hosted by the Fairmont Banff Springs and Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort.
The 2012 Fairmont Banff Springs Sport Invitational Jan. 12-15, co-hosted by the Waterkeeper’s Robert Kennedy Jr., Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin and Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden was one of the most successful events ever held in Banff National Park.
The Invitational attracted dozens of celebrities including Globe winner Edward James Olmos, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kevin Sorbo, Alicia Silverstone, Peter Fonda, Lorenzo Lamas, Ed Begley Jr., Amy Acker, Jennifer Finnigan, Brad Garrett, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Jones, Camryn Manheim, Jonathan Silverman, Kelly Lebrock and Virginia Madsen as well as many others.
Sports events including a dual slalom race, snowshoeing and tobogganing were held at Sunshine Village, home of Canada’s best snow and featuring the best snow conditions in years.
The event culminated with the Stargazer gala dinner and concert by Michael McDonald at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
During his speech Mr. Kennedy praised the warm hospitality and spectacular natural beauty of Banff and the Canadian Rockies, calling Alberta one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit.
“Sunshine Village’s has an unwavering commitment to the environment and we were extremely proud to again host a great event that will provide resources to keep our rivers and waterways clean,” John Scurfield, Senior Vice-President Sales, Marketing and Resort Operations. “It was simply fantastic to see so many stars enjoying Canada’s best snow and spectacular gourmet luncheon put on by our great team of chefs.”