Join us for Ecology Ottawa’s 9th annual Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at the St. Elias Banquet Centre to celebrate the environmental community in Ottawa and the start of the Winter Holiday season!
The 2016 Eco Gala will include the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, as our guest speaker, a delicious meal prepared by the Green Door, a silent auction and an opportunity to connect with the people and community groups growing the environmental movement.
This event sells out every year and for 2016, we plan to have over 550 guests attend! This is a great way to support Ecology Ottawa’s important outreach and community building projects, all while having fun.
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
St. Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave.
Getting there: By Bike, take the pathway along Colonel By then Mooney’s Bay, left on Ridgewood. By bus, take OC Transpo bus Route 87 towards South Keys.
5:30 p.m. Doors open, socializing and silent auction.
7:00p.m. Dinner and guest speaker.
Click here to view photos from the 2015 Eco Gala!
Guest Speaker — Dr. Dianne Saxe
Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR).
Prior to her appointment, Dianne was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers with 40 years of experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws.
Dr. Saxe will be speaking about how the province of Ontario and the city of Ottawa can work together to improve environmental outcomes.
For more information on how to sponsor our Eco Gala or volunteer to make the event a success, please contact the 2016 Eco Gala team at 613-860-5353.
Please note: this event always sells out, so please get your tickets early.
In an increasingly competitive market, corporate social responsibility as well as sustainability initiatives have never been more important to local companies. Attracting environmentally conscious clients is seen as one of the leading strategies for growing and expanding a business. Partnering with Ecology Ottawa is an opportunity for your company to directly support ongoing environmental initiatives in Ottawa and associate your business with a progressive and forward thinking not-for-profit organization.
We are currently accepting sponsors and would like to discuss opportunities with you. Benefits to our sponsors are numerous and include advertisement at the dinner and promotion in various forms. We have over 80,000 supporters and a volunteer base of over 1,500 people, with these numbers growing every day! Over 7,000 local residents have directly donated to our organization. We reach a large number of people through our social media platforms and our bi-weekly newsletter. We also have a number of partners in Ottawa, including community groups, non-profit organizations and businesses that support our initiatives. This year for our annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, another Ecology Ottawa event, we had over 50 sponsors.
Businesses in Ottawa know that their customers are environmentally conscious and appreciate their efforts to make positive change in the community. Partnering with Ecology Ottawa allows you to reach all of these individuals, network at our Gala Dinner, and gain recognition as a local environmental leader. We are seeking cash sponsors for the event and/or donations of silent auction items. Please contact us for more details on the partnership offerings at 613-860-5353.