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The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational

I’ve come across an image of Amy on the red carpet last month for the silent auction and Gala Awards Dinner portion of the ‘The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational’ which supports the Waterkeeper Alliance — as you may know, both Amy & her husband are stalwart supporters. A preview of the image is to your right & the gallery link is below, as well as an article explaining the event in more detail, enjoy!

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The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational and Awards Dinner

Some of Hollywood’s top stars will gather in Banff and at Sunshine Village Jan. 14-17, 2010, to help protect North America’s waterways.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational – in support of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance – will be co-hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The 10-year-old Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with member organizations throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia, all dedicated to clean water.

The Invitational, which has raised millions of dollars for environmental protection in recent years, has in the past drawn such Hollywood A-list stars as Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Meg Ryan, Dan Aykroyd, Jason Priestley and Martin Sheen. This year’s participants will be announced as the event draws closer.

The stars will also spend two action-packed days skiing and competing in fun events at the famous Sunshine Village. Activities including toboggan, cross-country skiing and dual giant slalom races are well within public view to skiers and snowboarders. The event will culminate with a gala dinner and concert at The Fairmont Banff Springs by Lyle Lovett. Tickets are available for the star-studded gala, the only open to the public event at the famed Banff National Park landmark.

“We are delighted to host Hollywood in support of the Waterkeepers,” said Ralph Scurfield, president and CEO of the resort. “Sunshine Village has been recognized as North America’s leading ski and snowboard resort for our water conservation practices and we can’t wait to show the stars the leading environmental programs we built into the new Sunshine Mountain Lodge.”

In 2009, the made-for television extravaganza raised more than $1 million for the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Source: BanffTV.ca