Pollution Probe’s annual gala is the premier networking event of the year for environmental professionals. No other celebration of its kind brings together senior leaders from such a diverse array of industry sectors, government departments and civil society organizations. It has become an event not to be missed.
Pollution Probe is Committed to Community, and this year’s gala celebrates community empowerment as the gateway to healthier living in a healthier environment.
As our mission states, we seek to improve the health and well-being of Canadians through positive, tangible environmental change. We believe that this relies on communities that are engaged, empowered and vibrant.
The Gala consists of three integrated events:
1. High Gear Dialogue (invited participants only)
Our celebration begins with the High Gear Dialogue, a private, invitation-only lunchtime forum for approximately 30 of Canada’s political leaders, visionaries and corporate chiefs to engage in meaningful, free-flowing dialogue. One senior representative from each Presenting and Gold sponsor is invited to join in the discussion.
This year, the topic to be explored is community empowerment, which builds on the concept of the “duty to engage” from last year’s session. By further dissecting this duty and its role, participants will have the opportunity to better discern how to harness the power of community to foster healthier living in a healthier environment.
2. Networking Reception and “Main Street” Exhibitors’ Showroom
The Gala evening opens with a networking reception during which guests are invited to visit “Main Street,” where exhibitors will showcase how they, too, are Committed to Community.
Widely regarded as a highlight of the evening, exhibitors include Presenting and Gold sponsors, who may choose to donate their space to community projects close to their hearts. In addition, student groups will showcase their take on community empowerment.
3. Gala Dinner and 2015 Pollution Probe Award
The evening continues with the Gala Dinner, which is designed to allow guests time to network. We pride ourselves on making this experience all about the 500 or so incredible people in the room.
The Dinner also features the presentation of the annual Pollution Probe Award, which celebrates extraordinary achievement by individuals or organizations working toward positive, tangible environmental change and exemplifying in their work the values espoused by Pollution Probe.
Sponsorship, Table and Ticket Purchase Opportunities
We invite you to support Pollution Probe by being part of our 2015 Gala through sponsorship, table and individual ticket purchases, and the donation of silent auction items.
Sponsorship opportunities provide many options for benefits and recognition. Please view our Sponsorship Prospectus for details of each sponsorship level. If the needs of your organization are not represented here, please contact us – we are happy to discuss custom options.
We also offer the purchase of a table for eight guests at the Gala Dinner with an invitation for all guests to attend the Networking Reception and “Main Street”. The purchaser’s name will appear on the table sign and in the dinner programme. Individual ticket purchases to the dinner and reception are also available.
We look forward to including you and your organization as a supporter of the 2015 Pollution Probe Annual Gala.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 926-1907 x234
2014 Gala … the most successful in Pollution Probe’s history
Attended by 500 guests and supported by more sponsors than ever before, the Pollution Probe community is expanding at a terrific pace. Whether you have attended the Gala for years or whether you were among the many newcomers in 2014, you are helping to build our community and we are honoured to have earned your trust. The Gala is a crucial source of funding that supports organizational capacity-building and that enables Pollution Probe to engage in a range of important policy development work across Canada.
The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, inspired us all with her presence and with her words, delivering a message of the importance of leading by example. And what better example of leadership could there be than Chief Denise Restoule and the Dokis First Nation, who honoured us by accepting the 2014 Pollution Probe Award, and more importantly, for showing us that the difference between “impossible” and “necessary” is simply a matter of our approach – moving past the what and the why, and instead getting to how.
We hope that you enjoyed sharing in our celebration, and we look forward to building Canada’s future . . . together!