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Thank you for inspiring thousands Dr. Suzuki!

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on 01 December 2017
 

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BurlingtonGreen was thrilled and honoured to partner with the David Suzuki Foundation to present three spectacular and meaningful events on November 21st, 2017, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Approximately 700 Halton youth from grades 7 to 12 , and 1000 more across Canada (via live streaming), were treated to a full day of captivating presentations by local eco-heros( see profiles further below), an inspirational musical performance by Cameron Brown, and an unforgettable keynote address by the one and only Dr. David Suzuki.

Later that same day, a limited number of guests enjoyed a "VIP" reception with Dr. Suzuki, before gathering in the main theatre for a sold out experience featuring three time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard charting band Sultans of String.  Dr. Suzuki then took the stage again, sharing stories and calls to action resulting in a standing ovation by an inspired crowd.  International speaker & storyteller Cameron Brown  shared insights on how each of us can make a greater impact and he performed his latest song 'There's Still Time'.  The event wrapped up with some fun as three winning names were drawn for the fundraising prize raffle!



Dr. David Suzuki shared personal stories of inspiration and a message of hope as he revealed the profound ways that Canadians are coming together for the goal of breathing fresh air, drinking clean water, eating safe food and the legal right to enjoy a stable climate as part of the Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot Movement.




Further information below including event supporters:



 ECO-HERO PROFILES...

 



The event concluded with International Speaker & Storyteller Cameron Brown, sharing insights on how we can make a greater impact and performed his latest song 'There's Still Time' live on stage on a grand piano.

Born and raised in outback Australia, Cameron has turned his dream and passion for helping others into a socially conscious company that empowers people across the globe to make a greater impact.

In 2016, he sold or donated 99% of the things he used to own and embarked on a global quest to show first hand, that how we run our companies, live our lives and utilise our unique talents & strengths, determines our future as a species.

Through the talks he gives, people he coaches, and music & short films he creates that have an audience in 195 countries, Cameron discusses important topics including human potential, creative thinking, sustainability and relationship development.


Thank You to Our Sponsors:


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City of Burlington

MEC

Burlington Hydro

Impressive Printing

Emma's Backporch

Black River Juice



    Seedling (Copper) Sponsors



          Conservation Halton

               Bullfrog Power

     
Smith's Funeral Homes

     
Southbrook Vineyards

              
Beau's Brewery

More Sponsors & Supporters



VIP reception musician: Tim Park



 
We are grateful to the Burlington Foundation for their grant gift to support education at the Youth Eco-Summit
                                                                                

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