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What You Need to Know About Global Citizen And Serge Ibaka's Event Last Weekend

Global Citizen and health ambassador Serge Ibaka put on an event on Saturday night at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto to raise awareness about the Serge Ibaka Foundation and to promote Global Citizen’s documentary "Louder Together."

It was a great success — and there are photos to prove it.

Ibaka attended Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, last September. On stage, he spoke about the work he’s done in the Congo with the Ibaka Foundation, and the need to raise awareness about health around the world — an idea echoed by much of Global Citizen’s campaigning on global health.

Following a reception attended by NBA stars, Toronto FC players, partners, advocates, fans, media, and Global Citizens, Stephen Brown, senior director of global partnerships for Global Citizen, kicked off the evening’s program.

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Brown spoke about Global Citizen and its impact before introducing the host for the night, Grace Mahary.

Mahary is a Canadian model and activist. She started Project Tsehigh in 2015, an organization that strives to help impoverished communities around the world through renewable energy sources.

Mahary brought Ibaka on stage, where they had a great conversation about Ibaka’s involvement with Global Citizen, as well as the Serge Ibaka Foundation.

Ibaka shared a video of his work in the Congo, which was followed by a screening of Louder Together, a documentary that follows the impact of Global Citizen Festival in New York and India, produced by Ryan Gall.

The event on Saturday night successfully brought together hundreds of people to raise awarenss on the world's biggest issues. Thank you, Global Citizens!

Grace and Serge.jpgModel Grace Mahary and Toronto Raptor Serge Ibaka. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Serge with JV.jpgToronto Raptors Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

GC with Serge.jpgProducer/Director Ryan Gall with Serge Ibaka and the Global Citizen team. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Superfan with Serge.jpgToronto FC player Jozy Altidore, Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia, Serge Ibaka and Toronto FC player Tosaint Ricketts. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Lowry and CJ Miles.jpgToronto Raptor Kyle Lowry, Ayahna Cornish-Lowry, C.J. Miles and Lauren Miles. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Crowd at Serge event.jpgThe crowd watching the program. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Serge with fans.jpgSerge Ibaka meeting with fans at the reception. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Serge wit CJ and Delon.jpgToronto Raptors CJ Miles, Delon Wright and Serge Ibaka. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Crowd for Serge event.jpgThe crowd at the reception at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen

Serge at event.jpgToronto Raptor and Global Citizen Ambassador Serge Ibaka. Credit: Ryan Emberley for Global Citizen