Join supporters from all over the city and beyond in fun networking, delicious food, cocktails, and inspiring and informative discussion from Dr. Courtney Howard, alongside a suite of other engaging speakers. On Thursday October 28th, we gather to celebrate the progress and potential of the City of Ottawa. Scroll down for more details about all the Eco Gala has to offer!
We can't wait for you to join us! All funds raised go directly to supporting Ecology Ottawa's vision of Ottawa as the Green Capital of Canada.
Please note that due to the hard-hitting nature of our campaigns, contributions are not tax-deductible.
Who is Ecology Ottawa?
Ecology Ottawa is a leader in a community of like-minded volunteers, staff, and supporters. We organize in neighborhoods, build relationships, and mobilize people power at strategic times to create lasting change in Ottawa's environmental policy.
The Eco Gala is at heart a community event. Subsidized $20 Digital Experience Only tickets are available upon request. Please reach out to us for a special coupon code.
What to Expect
Like last year, this year's Eco Gala is going digital and is set to be one of the most exciting galas to date! You'll be provided with everything you need for a complete Stay-at-Home Gala experience. Be prepared for an entertaining and elegant evening that includes:
Dr. Courtney Howard
The Eco Gala is proud to welcome Dr. Courtney Howard as our keynote speaker for the evening. Dr. Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife, in Canada’s subarctic, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is a nationally- and globally-recognized expert on the impacts of climate change on health, and in the broader field of planetary health. She will show us how to apply big ideas to our small, local context and explain how "less CO2, more health" helps us solve two crises at once. Dr. Howard will also be answering your questions live in the second half of the show!
Photo credit : Pat Kane
How it Works
On October 28th you will receive an email with the link to the event. We ask everyone attending to buy their own ticket, but we encourage you to enjoy the evening with your bubble! Although the event will be primarily in English, the Eco Gala features a bilingual MC + Francophone networking opportunities.
Kumospace is the premier digital networking and reception tool. It is loads of fun, super intuitive, and as close as we can get to in-person mingling. Check out a demo here if you haven't used it before and look forward to a fun after-party in the Kumospace.
A Gift for You
The Complete Stay-at-Home Gala Experience includes a gift bag filled with goodies! Sit back and let us do the work with a wonderful meal and featured products that support your community! But hurry, because once they're gone - they're gone!
Inside of this beautiful locally designed tote-bag* you’ll find:
*Available while supplies last, order yours today!
How to pick-up your gift back
Gift bag pick-up is at Thyme & Again's Kitchen + Food Shop (1845 Carling Ave, Ottawa) on:
Your last chance to pick-up your bag will be 6:00pm on October 28th, 2021. If you miss out on this, we cannot guarantee you will receive your bag. When you arrive at Thyme & Again's Kitchen + Food Shop, present your ticket to receive your gift!
At Thyme & Again you will also have the opportunity to purchase beer, wine, specialty cocktails and mocktails with the 10$ gift card you will find in your bag! Grab a few drinks on your way home and get ready for an amazing evening!
Make New Friends
Be sure to check out the reception in Kumospace that closes the evening. Join us for engaging networking like you've never experienced before! Freely move between different rooms, meeting industry leaders and like-minded people alongside exciting entertainment and engaging immersive experiences.
Online Silent Auction
Saturday, September 25th, at 12:01 am ET
Thursday, October 28th, at 9:00 pm ET
Check out the amazing items generously donated by our community partners.
Bidding is open to the public, which means you DON'T need a Gala ticket for a chance to win some great prizes!
Click the button below to start bidding today!
Check back often to see the new items added each week!
Pay it Forward
Don't wait! Get your tickets today.
Some of Ecology Ottawa's Success
City Climate Plan for net 0 emissions by 2050