The Year in Review: One of the highlights of this past summer was the Children’s Aid Foundation’s 13th Annual Women’s Golf Classic at Eagles Nest Golf Club. This extraordinary event was attended by Oscar-nominated director and sceenwriter Deepa Mehta who joined the fundraiser along side gold medalists Angela James, Marnie McBean, as well as three-time figure skating champion Elizabeth Manley and Sportsnet anchor Evanka Osmak. Also attended by top female executives from the Greater Toronto Area proceeds went to helping vulnerable kids across Canada.

 “It’s the moral duty of all of us, of every Canadian, every person in the world, to help those more vulnerable than we are.”

Award-winning director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta is one of Canada’s most influential and respected filmmakers. She has been described as a “transnational” artist, able to tell universally meaningful stories from a uniquely Canadian point of view. In a career spanning over 30 years Mehta has taken on controversial issues such as intolerance, cultural discrimination and domestic violence. Best known for her elemental trilogy (FireEarth, and Water), her exceptional creative achievements are matched by her contributions to human rights, social issues, and diversity within Canada and around the world.

While addressing the needs of vulnerable kids across Canada for the Children’s Aid Foundation, Mehta stated, “It’s the moral duty of all of us, of every Canadian, every person in the world, to help those more vulnerable than we are.”