Rock of Ages Gala
The Royal Ontario Museum hosted the inaugural Rock of Ages Gala on June 2, 2011, raising funds to acquire the rare and unique Kirwin collection of ores and minerals. The collection will be used as a teaching resource for the scientific community and public, while being housed in Toronto’s facilities.
Photos: 1. Sal Badali (chair, ROM Board of Trustees) with Bill Simmons (U of T assistant vice president, university development) 2. Douglas Kirwin (geologist, Kirwin Ore Deposits Collection) with Monica Lin (director of advancement at U of T) 3. Sonny Gordon (chairman, board of directors Dundee Corporation) with Ned Goodman (president and CEO Dundee Corporation) 4. Kimberly Tait (associate curator, mineralogy at the ROM), Dianne Lister (president and executive director, ROM board of governors) and Catherine Beckett, Rock of Ages gala organizing committee member 5. Nadim Allidina and Pam Sethi (Barrick Gold Corporation) 6. Chantal Gosselin (vice president, Goodman Investment Counsel) with Patrick Anderson (chairman and CEO, Dalradian Resources Inc.) 7. Warren Irwin (president and chief investment officer, Rosseau Asset Management) with Constance Shaw 8. John Jentz (managing director of investment banking, Clarus Securities Inc.) with Robert Dixon (vice president of institutional equity sales, Clarus Securities Inc.) Photography By Sabrina Bollenbach