TORONTO - A gala tribute to former Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada President Ron Evason raised more than C$60,000 (US$44,100) for the new Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Fund. SPI Canada held the gala May 3 in Toronto during the Plast-Ex '95 trade show.
About 600 industry executives attended the event to honor Evason, who retired.
Novacor Chemicals Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, donated C$25,000 (US$18,375) and AT Plastics Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, donated C$10,000 (US$7,350) to the research fund. Other corporate and private donors and an auction contributed to the cause.