Who we are

Advisory Committee 

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Paul Brandt 

Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian Country Music artist in history. Since his million-selling debut album Calm Before the Storm, his has been an unlikely journey of humble beginnings and big dreams to fame and stardom. It is an engaging story of a young man who followed his passion to make a difference in the lives of others using his musical ability.

It has been a twisting road that has given him an audience with music legends, global leaders, royalty, and placed him on the world’s largest stages.

Paul is committed to using his music as a platform to create a positive impact on the lives of people in communities around the world through the charitable Buckspring Foundation he has established. His long-time involvement in anti-human trafficking initiatives led him to launch the #NotInMyCity movement in July 2017.

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Paul hardy 

Paul Hardy, born and raised in Canada, began his fashion career in 2002. Four years later, Paul was named one of the top 10 Canadian designers by Elle Magazine.

Paul Hardy is recognized as a top designer not only in Canada, but worldwide. Hardy has worked with Kate Hudson, Alanis Morrisette, Carrie Fisher and Paul Brandt.

He is known for his beautiful designs in fashion, his humanitarian work, motivational speeches, and his support of the arts. Paul created the beautiful yellow rose logo for the awareness scarf and bandana project for the #NotInMyCity movement in 2017, and will be designing some new pieces for 2018.

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Kat Marks

"Kat Marks is a creative leader in fashion enterprise and design. She created LETHRBAR® in 2013 as an experiential service that offers fresh, modern leather goods for everyday use and special occasion. Every leather good is created in the old-fashioned, time-honoured way of leather craftsmanship and is freshened up with our use of modern technology and our signature approach to innovative design detailing. She has partnered with #NotInMyCity to create rose lapel pins and leather wrap-around bracelets for the 2018 Benefit Evening.


Kat Marks is originally from Calgary, Canada. She holds a Master of Arts in Fashion Artefact from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK and a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design from Toronto’s Ryerson University."