The Fourth Annual Walrus Foundation Gala 2012 will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in the Fermenting Cellar event venue in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. High-profile guests from the arts, business and political fields will gather together to raise funds for the Walrus Foundation, a non profit charity whose mandate is to encourage public debate on matters of importance to Canadians primarily through the publication of The Walrus. This year’s honorary chair is Rupert Duchesne, president and CEO of Groupe Aeroplan. Guests can bid in the silent auction featuring items donated by some of Canada’s best known celebrities, as well as enjoy an evening of music and mingling. Supporting this year’s gala theme, The Walrus Travels, is the grand raffle prize of a $20,000 trip aboard the Walrus Expedition. Tickets for the fundraising gala are $600 and can be purchased by contacting David Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.