POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2021
We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Right To Play has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Heroes Gala until fall 2021, following the directive of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams. The health, safety, and well-being of our supporters, attendees, honourees, employees, and volunteers is always our top priority.
We thank you for your generous support of the power of play and look forward to welcoming you back to the Heroes Gala in 2021!
T H E H E R O E S G A L A
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
BLAKE HUTCHESON, Corporate Hero Award
President & CEO, Oxford Properties Group/OMERS
LARRY TANENBAUM, OC, Humanitarian Award
A FUNDRAISING EVENT IN SUPPORT OF
A B O U T T H E H E R O E S G A L A
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Right To Play presents its seventh annual Heroes Gala – a fundraising event hosting Toronto's business and sports communities for a night of philanthropy and fun.
The Heroes Gala is Right To Play’s annual must-attend signature fundraising event, honouring outstanding heroes who are doing extraordinary work to help children and youth rise above adversity.
Headquartered in Toronto, Right To Play operates in more than 15 countries reaching over 2.3 million children and youth each year through play-based learning programs. To learn more about Right To Play, please visit righttoplay.com
The Heroes Gala brings together more than 1,100 community leaders in business, sports, entertainment, government and philanthropy to honour incredible heroes who are doing amazing things to make the world a better place for children to live, learn, play and rise. An impactful evening of inspiration and hope, the prestigious awards include: Corporate Hero, Athlete Hero, Humanitarian and Youth Heroes. These dedicated honourees invest their time and talents to protect, educate and empower children and youth in Canada and around the globe.
Our Gala was awarded #1 charity benefit in Toronto and #4 in Canada by leading event industry publication, BizBash Magazine!
E V E N T D E T A I L S
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Black Tie Optional
Entertainment | Celebrity Athletes | Cocktails & Dinner
DINNER & EVENING PROGRAM
Right To Play invites you to support us by sponsoring The Heroes Gala.
Joining the 2020 Heroes Gala as a sponsor will provide you with an opportunity to align your values with the mission and vision of Right To Play, showcasing your values and our shared impact to a diverse crowd of patrons.
For more information or to purchase a sponsorship or table, please contact:
Tanya Phillipps, Events and Sponsorship Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 416.203.0190 ext. 361
To make a tribute gift honouring our heroes:
If you are not able to attend the event, but would like to make a tribute gift in honour of the 2020 Heroes: Corporate Honouree Blake Hutcheson, Humanitarian Honouree Larry Tanenbaum, Athlete or Youth Honourees.
Maple Leaf & Sports Entertainment, Gender Equality
The Oxford Properties Group/OMERS, Peaceful Communities
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE
Robert M. Aziz, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, Oxford Properties
Michael Cooper, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dream Office REIT and past Right To Play honouree
George Cope, Former CEO, Bell Canada and past Right To Play honouree
Shannon Hosford, Chief Marketing Officer, MLSE
Sean St. John, Executive Vice-President, Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities National Bank and member of Right To Play’s Canadian Advisory Board
Brian Porter, President & CEO, Scotiabank
Ken Tanenbaum, Chairman of Kilmer Developments
Michael Bartlett, Vice President Community Affairs, MLSE
Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC
Andrea Fellows, VP Corporate Legal, Oxford Properties Group
Loren Francis, VP & Principal, Highview Financial Group and member of Right To Play’s Canadian Advisory Board
Paul Genest, Senior VP, Power Corporation of Canada
Randy Hoffman, Head of Investments (Canada), Oxford Properties Group
John Knowlton, Senior Managing Director and Business Manager, OMERS Infrastructure
Jake Lawrence, Co-Group Head, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank
Ralph Lean, Founding Chairman, Right To Play
Mario Paura, Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Annesley Wallace, Chief Pension Officer of OMERS
Mike Yorke, President Ontario Carpenters Union
Michele Young-Crook, CEO, (NATOA) National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association