SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, TORONTO - A constellation of stars from science fiction, movies, television and comic books kicked off the annual FAN EXPO CANADA extravaganza being held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto with more than 100,000 fans expected to attend this four day event which is the third largest of its kind in North America. The event is being held at the Metro Convention Centre and runs from September 1-4.
Superstars like William Shatner and Brent Spiner of Star Trek with cast members of the hit TV series Walking Dead and Arrow and legendary Marvel Comics creator, Stan Lee we be on hand. Thousands of fans can be seen wandering through the events dressed up in the costumes of their favourite stars, from Captain America to Luke Skywalker and everyone in between.
As these wonderful artists inspire their die hard fans, The Humane Society of Canada is launching a new program Be A Superhero for Animals a call to action harnessing the compassion and energy of children, women and men as a part of our team to protect animals and the earth and help us become an even more powerful force for good. "Animals and the earth which we all share are facing more clear and present dangers than ever before. One world. One destiny. "And only one species has the power to help them. Ours," according to Michael O’Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of the animal charity.
Although there is no formal affiliation with Fan Expo Canada www.fanexpocanada.com, O’Sullivan says he wants to thank Fan Expo Canada for the wonderful opportunity to showcase artists and their accomplishments, their BFF animal friends, and their star power to help bring hope to animals.
As the artists step into the studio or onto the set, all of them know that their furred, feathered and even finned friends will be there for them -- no judgements, just unconditional love and support.
Stan Lee who co-created Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Thor and Iron Man, has a fondness for animals best described by the "seven dogs, two ducks and a lot of koi fish" who are a part of his family. He is a recipient for our coveted Heroes for Animal Award.
William Shatner says: "... We live in California, up in the hills, and we've got two Dobermans, who are the sweetest, most loving creatures. They're an integral part of my life, as are the quarter horses..."
"A loving loyal companion whose always there for me," are the words LeVar Burton has for his Golden Retriever "Roy."
Legendary artist, Alex Ross who has featured interwoven beautiful art with many uplifting stories of superheroes protecting animals says: "... Animal rescue is one of my favourite causes..."
"As these wonderful artists inspire their die hard fans, The Humane Society of Canada is launching a new program Be A Superhero for Animals asking children, women and men to help us with our mission to protect animals and the earth pets and how they use their voices to speak for animals and the earth,” according to Michael O’Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).
Although there is no formal affiliation with Fan Expo Canada www.fanexpocanada.com , O’Sullivan says he want to them for the kindess in giving the charity a great opportunity to showcase artists and their accomplishments, their BFF animal friends, and their star power to help bring hope to animals. Whether they soar through the heavens, swim beneath the ocean depths or race through the jungle, animals make us better people, he says.
“Follow your favourite comic book and TV stars in real time www.fanexpocanada.com and learn about their pets and why protecting animals and nature is so important to them,"asks O’Sullivan. Learn more about superstars and their cherished animal friends and their fight to save animals and the earth. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook and at www.humanesociety.com
“Like many other countries, Canadians are a nation of animal lovers , with 6 out of 10 homes sharing their families with animals that walk, swim and fly. Many others at this time in their lives cannot have an animal for one reason or another, however along with their fellow Canadians still care deeply about the protection of animals and nature from harm.
If you have ever listened to a contented purr or felt the gentle nudge of a cold nose, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Caring for animals encourages compassion and makes us better people,“ he says.
In the last century Gandhi said: “The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” His words and his wisdom still ring true today.
The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC ) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment. And it when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don’t give up. Ever.
The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.
The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment. The charity depends entirely on donations to support their good works and is grateful for donations to move even faster, stronger and smarter to help more animals.
The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.