2016 Pollution Probe Gala

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4297″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Photo highlights from the 2016 Gala” style=”classic” color=”primary” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pollutionprobe.org%2F%3Fpage_id%3D4536%26preview%3Dtrue||target:%20_blank”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]At the Pollution Probe Gala, you’ll join hundreds of leaders from business, government and civil society who are the key influencers and decision makers within the climate and sustainability conversation. And this year, you’ll meet ‘Generation Now’, a new generation of environmental trailblazers, the essential new players on the pathway to a healthier planet.

Join us at the Royal York Hotel on November 22nd, where we’re bridging boundaries between established and emerging leaders to create an atmosphere which fosters the most innovative, collaborative and transformative solutions to our most pressing challenges and greatest market opportunities.

The Gala consists of three integrated events:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1467741825589{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;background-color: #8ba377 !important;border-left-color: #8ba377 !important;border-right-color: #8ba377 !important;border-top-color: #8ba377 !important;border-bottom-color: #8ba377 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Youth & Innovation Forum” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%235f5549″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1475597069213{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #8ba377 !important;border-left-color: #8ba377 !important;border-right-color: #8ba377 !important;border-top-color: #8ba377 !important;border-bottom-color: #8ba377 !important;}” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pollutionprobe.org%2Fgala%2F2016-gala-youth-innovation-forum%2F||target:%20_blank”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475597416405{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 45px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #8ba377 !important;border-left-color: #8ba377 !important;border-right-color: #8ba377 !important;border-top-color: #8ba377 !important;border-bottom-color: #8ba377 !important;}”]

The Youth & Innovation Forum, is designed to facilitate a cross-generational dialogue that tackles innovative technological and social solutions to address climate change. The Forum will connect established business and political leaders with innovative young trailblazers from across Canada in a unique, intimate environment. Applications are now being accepted. To learn more, click here.

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The Gala evening will open with a networking reception and this year’s exhibition showcase “Innovation Alley”. A highlight of the evening, this interactive exhibition space offers Presenting and Gold sponsors the opportunity to showcase their youth engagement through innovative products, services and technologies to hundreds of environmental professionals and sustainability business leaders.

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The evening continues with the Gala Dinner. You’ll hear from inspiring youth leaders who bring optimism and innovation to the conversation around disruptive solutions to climate change. The dinner will feature the presentation of the annual Pollution Probe Award. This annual networking event is an essential relationship building opportunity for established and emerging leaders alike.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1467742214822{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;background-color: #66aeaf !important;border-left-color: #66aeaf !important;border-right-color: #66aeaf !important;border-top-color: #66aeaf !important;border-bottom-color: #66aeaf !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”4593″ img_size=”200×200″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1480625926122{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;background-color: #66aeaf !important;border-left-color: #66aeaf !important;border-right-color: #66aeaf !important;border-top-color: #66aeaf !important;border-bottom-color: #66aeaf !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”2016 Guest Speakers” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1485812986547{background-color: #1e73be !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4462″ img_size=”150×200″ alignment=”right” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475590580891{margin-right: 40px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-right-width: 20px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Honorary Patron of the 2016 Pollution Probe Gala ‘Generation Now’

The Lieutenant Governor exemplifies outstanding commitment and leadership in community initiatives, and in strong alignment with this year’s Gala theme ‘Generation Now’, is active in promoting youth environmental engagement. Her Honour’s distinguished patronage and participation highlights the central role of young and emerging leaders in building a healthy and vibrant country.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”3″ el_width=”90″ accent_color=”#1e73be”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4460″ alignment=”right” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/6″][vc_column_text]The Honourable Glenn Thibeault, MPP, Minister of Energy

Minister Thibeault currently serves as the Minister of Energy for the Province of Ontario. He was previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, focusing on Climate Change. Before entering provincial politics, he was the Member of Parliament for Sudbury.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4459″ alignment=”right” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/6″][vc_column_text]Mike Rencheck, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Power

Mr. Rencheck was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power on August 15, 2016. Over the last 33 years, he has served in a number of roles and most recently was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for AREVA overseeing its extensive Global capital portfolio of nuclear and renewable projects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”The Pollution Probe Award” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1467751231930{background-color: #1e73be !important;}”][vc_column_text]The Pollution Probe Award presentation is a Gala dinner highlight. The award celebrates extraordinary achievement by individuals or organizations working toward positive, tangible environmental change and exemplifying in their work the values espoused by Pollution Probe.

We are honoured to present this year’s award to two outstanding young Canadians who are making an impact in the climate and sustainability conversation – Eden Full Goh and Nivatha Balendra![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750913526{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #12595c !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #12595c !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #12595c !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #12595c !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2016″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#f79652″][vc_column_text]

Generation Now

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_single_image image=”4592″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text]Nivatha Balendra & Eden Full Goh

Click here for more detail on Nivatha and Eden.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750830271{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #f79652 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f79652 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f79652 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f79652 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2015″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#12595c”][vc_column_text]

Committed to Community

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4226″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text]Medicine Hat, represented by Jaime Rogers, Manager, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750843198{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #f79652 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f79652 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f79652 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f79652 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2014″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#12595c”][vc_column_text]Future Builders[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_single_image image=”4217″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1467750717279{margin-bottom: 57px !important;}”]Dokis First Nation, represented by Chief Denise Restoule[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750852670{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #f79652 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f79652 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f79652 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f79652 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2013″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#12595c”][vc_column_text]

Come Together

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_single_image image=”4218″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text]Astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750860238{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #f79652 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f79652 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f79652 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f79652 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2012″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#12595c”][vc_column_text]

Leaders in Learning

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4219″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1467750728570{margin-bottom: 82px !important;}”]Renowned author, journalist and columnist, Jeffrey Simpson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467750867743{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #f79652 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #f79652 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #f79652 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #f79652 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_text_separator title=”2011″ color=”custom” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#12595c”][vc_column_text]

Catalysts of Innovation

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4220″ img_size=”100×150″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text]His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Click below to see photos from past Pollution Probe Galas:

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For more information, email gala@pollutionprobe.org or call 416-926-1907 x 234.
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Aird & Berlis LLP
Borealis Infrastructure
Bullfrog Power Inc.
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Canadian Fuels Association
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association
Cement Association of Canada/Lafarge Canada Inc.
EllisDon Corporation
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Fasken Martineau/Global Automakers of Canada

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Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Hydro One Networks Inc.
ITC Lake Erie Connector
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Pollution Probe Chair’s Table
PortsToronto
Power Workers’ Union
Sussex Strategy Group Inc.
Tech-K.O., Inc.
Union Gas Limited

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