Circle 129






Circle 129 is a new community of the Roberta Bondar Foundation whose membership includes people from various parts of the world who share Dr. Bondar’s belief in the importance of sustaining the natural world and encouraging others to act in both small and big ways to protect our environment.

Circle 129 launched January 22, 2022, at the 30th anniversary event of Roberta’s historic space flight. At the event, participants experienced an evening of inspiration and impact as they celebrated a Canadian icon, role model and environmental educator. Participants learned about the important work of the Roberta Bondar Foundation, heard from Roberta, and enjoyed some entertainment and appearances by very special guests.

The Foundation takes its roots from Roberta’s experience as Canada’s first female astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space. As she circled Earth 129 times as a crew member aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, she saw our planet from a different perspective and committed to combine medicine, scientific research, creativity and knowledge of the environment to build hope for the future of humanity.

By joining Circle 129, like-minded people can help contribute to more sustainable communities where they live, work and play – whether through supporting at-risk species and habitat, getting youth unplugged and in touch with nature, or making the connection between mental health and our environment.

At its core, Circle 129 supporters provide financial help ensuring a steady stream of income which funds the Foundation’s work, projects and programs. The Foundation’s initial goal is to identify 129 founding supporters to honour Dr. Roberta Bondar for her historic achievements and outstanding lifetime accomplishments, inspiring all of us to achieve our dreams.

Supporters believe in the power of the individual and communities to change lives and influence the future of our natural world. They will have the opportunity to connect with other strong women men and youth of influence at an annual symposium or other events that support the health of our natural world and be role models for others as we build a global circle of caring for the environment.

Join Circle 129 now, and help create a sense of belonging where we can learn from each other year after year because we believe in hope for our planet and our interdependence with nature.

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Those interested in being part of this unique sustainability initiative make a donation of $1,000 or more each year. Charitable Receipts for Income Tax purposes will be provided for all donations.

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