Get ready to tee off at BGIS's biggest golf event, the 18th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Join us for a day that's more than just golfing. Our attendees, comprised of suppliers, clients and BGIS executives, will enjoy a great day of networking while supporting two of the world's leading research organizations: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the SickKids Foundation.
Last year's SOLD OUT event raised $89,000, bringing our 17 year's worth of donations to a grand total of $1,052,000. All funds raised through the tournament will be used to support critical cancer research, and be shared with hospitals around the world.
Due to popular demand, we have moved this year's tournament to Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham—a world-class 36-hole course—allowing us to double the event's size. Even after increasing the event's size, the tournament SOLD OUT in just a few weeks.
Read more about the organizations we're helping by clicking below!
7:30am - 8:30am
8:30am - 8:45am
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10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:45am
11:45am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:30pm
12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:30pm - 1:35pm
1:35pm - 2:50pm
2:50pm - 3:10pm
3:10pm - 4:30pm
4:35pm - 7:00pm
Breakfast and Registration
Opening Remarks Gord Hicks, CEO, BGIS
Keynote Speaker S'ren Hermansen, Director, Sams' Energy Academy
In 1997, the Island of Sams' in Denmark won a government challenge to become a model renewable energy community. The man tasked with the challenge was S'ren Hermansen, who at the time was a high school environmental studies teacher. Beginning with small inspirational talks amongst the island's 4,100 residents, Hermansen's efforts and the power of community engagement turned a once farming community powered by coal and oil into a remarkable spectacle of sustainable power with a net zero carbon footprint.
Today, as Director of the Sams' Energy Academy and the head of the Sams' Renewable Energy Island Project, Hermansen will share his story of the little Island that could and how hundreds upon hundreds of meetings convinced the residents to invest in the 21 large wind turbines that now dot the Island's landscape and shift their attitude from a "NIMBY" ("Not In My Backyard") one into a "YIMBY" ("Yes In My Backyard") one.
C40 Cities connects more than 90 of the world's greatest cities, representing 650 million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
David Miller will discuss the leadership of the world's leading cities who, in partnership with businesses and civil society, are working together to combine leading climate plans with practical strategies.
Keynote Speaker Terry Young, Vice President Policy, Engagement & Innovation
Terry Young is Vice President of Policy, Engagement and Innovation. He is responsible for developing and aligning IESO policy to reflect the broader objectives of the organization and Ontario's electricity sector, including the need to foster innovation.
Mr. Young's responsibilities include stakeholder and community engagement, communications, regulatory affairs, Indigenous relations, conservation, and other programs necessary for the implementation of effective energy policy.
Morning Wrap Up
Supplier Innovation and Environmental Leadership Awards
Lunch Speaker Geoff Cape, CEO, Evergreen Brickworks
Geoff Cape is Founder and CEO of Evergreen, a charity that focuses on environmental sustainability and the future of cities. They offer a wide array of programs across the country, but they also run Evergreen Brick Works, a world renowned community environmental centre in the heart of Canada's largest city.
Evergreen has been able to create a robust platform for advancing their vision: 'Green Cities, Healthy Planet.' They have organized their many projects and initiatives into four program themes 'Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks' because they believe positive action in these key areas will lead to greener, more resilient cities and a sustainable future.
Join Geoff Cape as he gives an update on the latest projects being undertaken by Evergreen and how they are not only setting an example to urban cities around the world, but making the city we live in more resilient and sustainable for future generations.
Health & Safety Moment
Discussion PanelClimate Disruption
Climate disruption, caused by the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), poses a serious threat to our environment, health and economy. Today, 'business as usual' means having plans in place to address environmental disasters, not 'if', but when they arise.
This panel, made up of industry experts from Academia, Insurance, Disaster Response and Enterprise Risk Management, will look at all sides of possible future disasters, including the inevitable environmental, operational and financial impacts.
Outlining the preparations various businesses have made to ensure minimal damage to real estate assets when disaster strikes, our expert panel will share what leading companies are doing to ensure their enterprise can operate effectively in the face of climate disruption and detail the process of implementing your own plan to mitigate the loss of assets.
Discussion PanelFuture-Proof Your Business
This interactive session will feature executives from leading Canadian companies within the financial, telecommunications and utilities sector who will provide an overview on what they are doing to future-proof their businesses and the process that was undertaken to implement their resiliency plans. Learn how to assess the impact of climate change on your business, why planning for the unexpected is the new norm and the necessary steps to implement a resiliency strategy for your business.
|Breakfast||7:00 - 8:30 a.m.|
|Driving Range, Practice Green||7:00 - 8:30 a.m.|
|Shotgun Start||8:45 a.m. SHARP|
|BBQ Lunch||During the event|
|Cocktail Reception||3:30 p.m.|
During cocktail reception and dinner
Live Auction, Prizes & Auction Close-out
|Claybar Contracting Inc.||www.claybar.ca|
|Corporate Contracting Services||www.corporatecontracting.ca|
|HH Angus & Associates Ltd.||www.hhangus.com|
|J+A Cleaning Solutions Ltd.||www.jacleaning.ca|
|Superteck Experts Conseils Inc.||www.superteck.pro|
|Trane Canada ULC||www.trane.com|
|U-Pak Group of Companies||www.upak.net|
|Class 1 Inc.||www.class1inc.com|
|Commercial Cleaning Services||www.commercialcleaningservices.com|
|Evripos Janitorial Services Ltd.||www.evripos.ca|
|Flat Iron Building Group||www.flatiron.ca|
|GAL Power Systems Toronto Ltd.||www.galpower.com|
|IPE Canada Inc.||www.ipecanada.ca|
|Marant Construction Limited||www.marant.ca|
|Onyx Fire Protection Services||www.onyx-fire.com|
|Quoin Construction Limited||www.quoin.ca|
|Shaw Floors / Shaw Industries Group Inc.||www.shawcontract.com|
|The TRH Group||www.trh-group.com|
|Total Beverages Repair & Service|
|Waste Connections of Canada Inc.||www.wasteconnectionscanada.com|
|Wesco Distribution Canada LP||www.wesco.ca|
For general information about the event, please contact Susan Featherstone.