The Marquee Series was a late addition to the People's
Summit, and came about because we simply could not let the
opportunity pass us by. The series began as an idea for a single
one evening event and grew into a whole series of evenings in
which well-known Social Justice advocates brought the P7
message to a large number of people.
The Marquee series included Maude Barlow, Bob White, Ed
Broadbent, Vandanna Shiva, David Suzuki and a whole host of
entertainers who participated in the Gala evening hosted by the
Cotton Tree Project. Every event was packed to the rafters,
with many having standing room only.
Many thanks are due to a number of people who worked so hard
to make the Marquee series the great success that it was. I
would like to take the liberty of offering special thanks to the
following people, without whom the Marquee series could not have
- To Lori Vitale-Cox, for bringing forward the idea of having
performers before each speaker,and then working hard to find all
- To Jan Meyrowitz, for providing his technical ability in
setting up and operating the sound equipment for every speaker.
- To all the people who shared their musical talents with us
for the speakers and for the Gala event.
- To Betty Peterson, who would not let the Coordinating
Committee pass up the opportunity to have the participation from
the speakers as part of the P7.
- To Saint Mary■s University, for their most generous donation
of the theatre classroom in the Burke Education Centre, and the