On Thursday, November 2, 2006, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation hosted a special evening to honour Sarah Harmer for her leadership in protecting the Greenbelt.Singer Sarah Harmer is inspiring in her new film Escarpment Blues. Delightful and thought-provoking, the film chronicles her “I Love the Escarpment Tour” as she hikes, paddles and sings along the Bruce Trail to stop a quarry expansion near her childhood home at the base of Mount Nemo on the Niagara Escarpment.
Sarah received an award for her leadership in protecting this treasured World Biosphere Reserve, an important part of southern Ontario’s Greenbelt. Click here to view the award which was designed by renowned book designer, Peter Sibbald Brown from the Simcoe Region. She was also presented with a gift made by glass artist Maciej (Matthew) Dyszkiewicz from the Niagara Region. A panel discussion followed the film which was moderated by Tim Weber, News Anchor, CTV News at Noon and included Sarah Harmer; artist and inventor Bill Lishman; Lori Stahlbrand, President of Local Flavour Plus; and, lawyer for Environmental Defence, David Donnelly. They discussed what is at stake and how Ontario’s Greenbelt plays a role in defining our future. The reception was catered by Daniel et Daniel, showcasing Greenbelt wines, beers and locally-grown food. Torrie Warner provided apple cider and grape juice from his Warner Farm. For more information on the Planet In Focus Environmental Film & Video Festival, please visit their website www.planetinfocus.org