Olympian Diggins to Keynote Save Boundary Waters Gala Up North

Olympian Diggins to Keynote Save Boundary Waters Gala Up North

ImageOlympic Gold Medalist, World Champion cross-country skier, and “Birkie” winner Jessie Diggins announced as Save the Boundary Waters’ keynote speaker for spring Gala.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Save the Boundary Waters is thrilled to announce that Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion cross-country skier Jessie Diggins will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s highly anticipated annual gala on May 2. Diggins also recently won the 50th annual American Birkebeiner, or “Birkie,” race in Wisconsin. Diggins, originally from Afton, Minnesota, has a deep personal connection to the Boundary Waters, making her a passionate advocate for its preservation.

"I am excited to announce that I am going to be the keynote speaker at the Save the Boundary Waters gala on May 2. The Boundary Waters is this incredible wilderness area. This was a really special place for me and my family - and it still is. Let’s protect the places we love," 
-Jessie Diggins

The event is expected to draw over 400 Boundary Waters supporters, including local businesses, conservation groups, youth, nonprofits, and individuals. Guests will have an opportunity to hear from Save the Boundary Waters leaders, meet Jessie Diggins, enjoy live music, indulge in delicious dinner and drinks, and participate in both silent and live auctions—all aimed at raising essential funds to support the ongoing fight for the permanent protection of the Boundary Waters.



Ingrid Lyons expressed her gratitude for Jessie's support and enthusiasm in safeguarding exceptional public lands like the Boundary Waters.

"This gala will undoubtedly be a highlight for Boundary Waters enthusiasts this year. We are incredibly grateful for Jessie's commitment to preserving the Wilderness and combating climate change. We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the Boundary Waters, gain insights into the latest developments to protect Canoe Country permanently, and contribute to this critical cause."
-Ingrid Lyons, the Executive Director of Save the Boundary Waters

Registration for Save the Boundary Waters' Gala is now open and already 50% sold out. The event will take place at Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 2. For further information, please visit Save the Boundary Waters' website.
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