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Powering Prosperity Gala
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:30pm


La Primavera Banquet and Convention Centre
77 Woodstream Blvd, Vaughan, Ontario

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Dress code: Business formal



Please join us on Thursday, January 23, 2014 for an evening of networking, entertainment and information with the Who’s Who in the sustainable energy sector. The evening promises some ground breaking announcements and will feature special guest speaker Chris Turner, one of Canada's leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry.

Powering Prosperity will focus on the relationship between sustainable energy and economic development. The event will be held at La Primavera Banquet and Convention Centre at 77 Woodstream Ave, (Hwy 7 and Martin Grove) in Vaughan and will consist of:

  • Prosecco Bar
  • Antipasto Stations
  • Full Service Dinner Italian Style
  • Dessert Stations
  • Wine and Open Bar
  • Presentations
  • Guest Speaker Chris Turner
  • .. and lots of Networking

Photo slide show from last years event

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is a respected advocate, facilitator and business catalyst. OSEA brings together commercial and community sustainable energy sectors, their supporters and the public together to address emerging trends and the development of healthy, prosperous and ecologically sustainable communities across Ontario.

Please reserve your table by ordering tickets below or by contacting the OSEA Office Administrator at 416-977-4441 x 1 or The price of a table of 10 is $1500 or $160 per ticket. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and we urge you to seize the opportunity by purchasing one below. For more information contact Nicole Risse at 416-977-4441 ext. 3 or

We look forward to seeing you at Powering Prosperity on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Sponsored by

Presenting Sponsor

Carpenters' Union


Corporate Sponsors

        Bennett Jones All-Energy CanadaWPDChiefs of Ontario


Supporting Sponsors
Willms & Shier    Dickinson Wright LLP   Milicorp Construction Ltd. Jones Brown Enbridge
Bullfrog Power  Enercon Canada Inc. University of Waterloo MNP   Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLPLoyalty One Rankin Construction Inc. BOMA Toronto
International Solar Solutions


Speaker Biography

Chris Turner is one of Canada's leading voices on sustainability, livable cities and the global cleantech boom. His latest book is The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada. He is also the author of The Leap (which the Globe and Mail called "one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print") and the bestsellers The Geography of Hope and Planet Simpson. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He is a frequent contributor to The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, Alberta Views and Canadian Geographic, and a featured blogger at

Turner was a featured speaker at the 2012 Bloom Sustainability Applied Conference, the 2012 Ivey School of Business Ideas Forum and the 2008 Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures in Melbourne, Australia. Recent keynote audiences include the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C., and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Turner was the Green Party candidate in the 2012 Calgary Centre byelection (posting the best result ever by a Green candidate in Alberta) and a 2013 Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon. He was named one of Calgary's "Top 40 Under 40" by Avenue magazine and one of Alberta's "Next 10" Most Influential People by Alberta Venture. He is a co-founder of CivicCamp, an influential civic engagement group. He lives in Calgary with his wife and children.

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OSEA hosted the first Powering Prosperity gala on Thursday, October 11, 2012. See more details about the evening here.

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association hosted Powering Prosperity, a night that brought together the who's who of the sustainable energy sector. Nearly 400 supporters, members, and new friends joined us for dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to discuss the relationship between sustainable energy and economic growth.

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