On The Avenue

Bovet 1882 Hosts Event with Artists for Peace and Justice

Monday, September 19, 2016

On September 14, celebrities and philanthropists alike came together for an evening of celebration hosted by luxury watchmaker, Bovet 1882. The annual Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) event, hosted at the historic Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada, raised $1.25 million.

According to Bovet 1882, all of the proceeds from the event went to APJs work “supporting health, dignity, and education initiatives in Haiti.”

With a star-studded guest list, attendees included actors Jeremy Renner, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Katherine Castro, television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos, Academy Award Winning Director and APJ Founder Paul Haggis and APJ Executive Director David Belle.

The night was packed with recognition of those who are actively working to create peace and justice around the world. Sean Penn, the founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, was awarded with the second annual Peace and Justice Award for his support of Haitian communities and work reflecting APJ’s ideals.

A live auction at the event enabled guests to bid on unique experiences. From a walk-on role in Paul Haggis’s Gold alongside Matthew McConaughy, to a day on set of David Simon’s new HBO series, The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. A red carpet double date was even auctioned off by the end of the night to Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2.

Perhaps the greatest surprise was singer Maxwell offering a winner to accompany him and Mary J. Blige on their world tour.

The festivities were followed by live music performances by Arum Rae and Kayla Diamond.

In the second year of hosting the event, Bovet 1822 has been a manufacturer of luxury timepieces and experiences since its conception in 1822. The company is known for its focus on artisanal craftsmanship and 19th century inspired pieces once made for the Chinese emperor.

Visit their website at bovet.com.

All photos courtesy of Ana Martins Communications.


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