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Yank Barry was born January 29, 1948 as Gerald Barry Falovitch. A Canadian born musician and businessman, he is also the founder and CEO of VitaPro Foods, a company that makes textured vegetable protein for use as a meat substitute. He is also CEO of another successful venture, ProPectin.

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  • Refugee helper Yank Barry gets Nobel Prize nod

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    March, 2014

    Cana­di­an phi­lan­thro­pist Yank Bar­ry has been nom­i­nat­ed for the Nobel Peace Prize for his activ­i­ty in sup­port­ing Syr­i­an ref­u­gees in Bul­gar­ia, US media have report­ed. He was named for the pres­tig­ious award once more by US Rep­re­sent­a­tive for Tex­as Shei­la Jack­son Lee, Dem­o­crats. “Yank Bar­ry has com­mit­ted his life to help­ing oth­ers and bring­ing about peace through food secu­ri­ty… in impov­er­ish­ed coun­tries,” Lee stressed.

    https://europost.eu/en/a/view/Refugee-helper-Yank-Bar%C2%ADry-gets-Nobel-Prize-nod

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  • National Post Sets Record Straight

    After over 3 years, the National Post apologizes to Mr. Barry.

    National Post sets the record straight; Yank Barry is vindicated after more than three years
    National Post apologizes to Yank Barry

    (Global Village Champions Foundation)/ January 9, 2017 / Toronto,ON

    After over three years of battling against and withstanding the repercussions from a National Post article questioning Yank Barry’s character, career and philanthropic efforts, the Post has set the record straight following a lengthy dispute and tumultuous litigation. An April 12, 2012 National Post article suggested Mr. Barry’s global humanitarian works were embellished, in addition to questioning his music career which includes his time as the lead singer of The Kingsmen. Mr. Barry’s foundation and team have vigorously disputed these allegations.

    go to site On January 6, 2017, in publications at its website home page and its print edition, the Post expressly acknowledged that Yank Barry has engaged in extensive philanthropic work, prior to and since the date of the 2012 Post article; that he has been repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize for his charitable work; and that he was a member of The Kingsmen from 1968 to 1969 and from 2013 to date. The Post stated that it regretted any contrary interpretations of the 2012 article.
    “I am pleased that the National Post has set the record straight,” Mr. Barry said. Mr. Barry said he will continue to use his time and talent investing in causes that benefit those in need.

     

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    The National Post apologizes to Mr. Barry to set the record straight:

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    About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry and co-founder Muhammad Ali, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided more than 1 billion meals to the hungry around the world. The charity’s mission also includes rescuing refugees who fled to Bulgaria. Mr. Barry’s philanthropic work has been recognized my many well-known foundations as well as major media outlets worldwide, including being a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
    MEDIA CONTACT: For Global Village Champions Foundation: Audra McMurray Global Village Champions Foundation – Director of Marketing and Communications Cell: (941) 524-1484 Email: audra@globalvillagechampions.org

    National Post Press Release

     

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  • Yank Barry to Receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award in Las Vegas

    MEDIA ALERT: Yank Barry to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award from the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
    July 24, 2015 / Las Vegas, NV

    Who: Philanthropist and Founder of Global Village Champions Foundation Yank Barry will be honored along with an epic 2015 Class of Inductees including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Marco Antonio Barrera and Felix Trinidad, among other boxing legends.

    What: Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) Induction Ceremony and Gala

    When and Where: Friday, August 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at a Caesars Entertainment Property,
    The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV (Invitation Only Private Affair)

    Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Palace Ballroom at
    Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (Induction Ceremony and Gala)

    Yank Barry, Founder of Global Village Champions Foundation and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is slated to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for his ongoing efforts to save lives and for his philanthropic 25-year partnership with boxing’s Greatest, Muhammad Ali. A private affair will take place on August 7, 2015 at The LINQ, and The Epic 2015 Induction Ceremony and Gala will be held at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015. Barry will be recognized both evenings for his human rights heroism and valiant efforts which include feeding 1 Billion people and counting worldwide.

    Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: https://www.gogvc.com

    About Global Village Champions Foundation: Global Village Champions Foundation, which was established in 1995, strives to become the undisputed world leader in private humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds and Evander Holyfield, the non-profit has succeeded in providing desperately needed food to the hungry worldwide. The charity expanded its mission to include rescuing refugees who fled to Bulgaria to escape the ongoing Syrian war crisis.
    There will be a NVBHOF Boxing Legends Memorabilia Exhibit on display on Friday and Saturday with a special attraction featuring world-renowned artist NICOLOSI unveiling a magnificent piece for auction to benefit the charitable causes.

    To purchase tickets and for more information, please see https://www.nvbhof.com

    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    For Global Village Champions Foundation:
    AUDRA MC MURRAY, Global Village Champions Foundation Director of Marketing and Communications
    Tel: (941) 524-1484
    audra@globalvillagechampions.org
    www.gogvc.com

    For Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame:
    MICHELLE CORRALES-LEWIS, Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Chief Operating Officer
    Tel: (702) 445-0440
    michelle@nvbhof.com
    www.nvbhof.com

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