T H E  H E R O E S  G A L A
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
HONOURING

BLAKE HUTCHESON, Corporate Hero Award
President & CEO, Oxford Properties Group/OMERS
LARRY TANENBAUM, OC, Humanitarian Award
Chairman, MLSE
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

DATE

Thursday, October 1, 2020

LOCATION

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building


ATTIRE

Black Tie Optional
 

EVENT FEATURES

Entertainment  |  Celebrity Athletes  |  Cocktails & Dinner

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

6:00 p.m.

DINNER & EVENING PROGRAM

7:00 p.m.

AFTER PARTY

9:45 p.m.

RIGHT TO PLAY HAS THE PRIVILEGE OF HONOURING

BLAKE HUTCHESON

President & CEO of Oxford Properties Group/OMERS 

Corporate Hero Award

Blake has recently been named the President and CEO of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest Pension Plans with over $110 billion of equity. He was also President & CEO of Oxford Properties Group from 2010 to 2018. Since 2013 he has been named annually to the Power 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives in New York City. Mr. Hutcheson is a long-time member of YPO and WPO and was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, the London School of Economics, England (with distinction), and has an MSc in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York. He is married and has two children.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

tphillipps@righttoplay.com  |  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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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Maple Leaf & Sports Entertainment, Gender Equality

The Oxford Properties Group/OMERS, Peaceful Communities

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS

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

COMMITTEE

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

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

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