Friday, January 10, 2014

BeansTalk Parties With Canadians

Oh Canada!

Correspondent Flores at the event.
by Griselda Flores
for BeansTalk

“It’s not about me, it’s about humanity!” was the motto for the Oh Canada Cocktail Party. Presented by Lilyfield Cakes, the benefit event took place at the fabulous Roof Garden of The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. The opening of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg brought together many of Canada and Hollywood’s celebs and artists.

The museum is dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

“The architecture alone is inspirational but when you walk in, you’re going to have an introduction to human rights and you’ll understand what human rights are. Then you’ll learn about what Canada has done to advance in human rights… We are peace keepers,” says Gail Asper, from Asper Foundation (she has raised $130 million for CMHR), who spoke to BeansTalk Biz about the CMHR experience.

“You will learn about international human rights issues and finish your experience by knowing what is going on in the world today and how you can help. So you don’t get out of the museum without asking yourself what your contribution will be to make the world a better place.”

A beautiful performance by Canadian violinist, Lily Haydn kicked off the night followed by country music rising star, Bobby Willis. Celeb sightings included actress Nia Vardalos and husband Ian Gómez. Comedians Catherine O’Hara and David Steinberg were also there supporting the cause.