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School's Out Fundraiser

  • 26 Jun 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Steam Whistle Brewery The Round House 255 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON M5V 3M9 Canada

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Here’s your chance to support renewable energy education and have a great time doing it!

2nd annual School's Out Fundraiser will be an evening of networking, a keynote talk from acclaimed author and cleantech investor Tom Rand, hilarious set from Toronto comedian K. Trevor Wilson and much more as we raise a glass (and funds) for TREC Education – a registered charity that educates and inspires people across Ontario in the science and possibilities of renewable energy and energy conservation.

Last year, School's Out hosted a sell-out crowd including the likes of acclaimed author Jeff Rubin, Olivia Chow and Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller - who's going to show up this year?

Join us at Canada's greenest brewery as we bring together friends and supporters from the renewable energy, environment and education communities for a night of celebration. By attending, you will help to build on the momentum for a renewable energy future in Ontario.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Event will include:

  • Special guest speaker acclaimed author and cleantech investor Tom Rand
  • Hilarious comedy from K. Trevor Wilson
  • Drink ticket + hors d’oevres
  • Silent Auction and Door Prizes
  • Tours of Steam Whistle Brewery
  • A chance to experience our energy activities first hand
  • Music and dancing
  • Celebrating and catching up with friends and colleagues


Special Guest Speaker: Tom Rand, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Acclaimed Author of Waking the Frog:
Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis


After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He's active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation & commercialization, and public advocacy. Tom is Managing Partner of ArcTern Ventures, a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District and sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. Tom also developed Planet Traveler, a low-carbon hotel project in downtown Toronto. Tom's first book Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit was published in early 2010 and his second - Waking the Frog - became a bestseller in Spring 2014. It is his belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunites afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.Tom holds a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE) and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto) and is an Action Canada Fellow.

***Every attendee will receive a free copy of Tom Rand's latest book Waking the Frog: Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis (value $29.95 plus tax)

Appearance by Comedian: K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson, The Man Mountain of Comedy, from his first role ever as a bully on the TV show Goosebumps to this summer when he makes his 3rd consecutive appearance at Just For Laughs in Montreal, has spent almost 20 years in entertainment. In that time he has worked in TV on shows such as Billable Hours and Darcy’s Wildlife, on movies like Score: A Hockey Musical and The Art of the Steal, and has traveled internationally to perform as both a headliner and opening for acts like Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and Louis CK. He is an award winning comedian, being the only two time winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl and the 2012 Irwin Barker Homegrown award winner at JFL. Plus he is a former 18 and under men’s doubles champion in Platform Tennis so big things happen for this big man.

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