Sandra Wood, CMP (2015)

  • Position when inducted: Independent Planner, Event Consultant – Ottawa Festivals
  • Current position: Executive Director, Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre

“The solutions already exist,” Sandra wrote in her Hall of Fame submission. “It’s just a matter of connecting planners and suppliers to those solutions through awareness, education and collaboration.” A planner for more than 20 years in the not-for-profit sector, Sandra has always championed sustainable events. In 2013, she learned about Montreal-based La Tablée des Chefs, an organization that connects event venues with local charities that accept food donations. It’s a solution and Sandra has used it. Since then she has spread the word throughout the industry. Her nominator said that Sandra has made a difference by educating and leading by example, that her work to end food waste is inspiring and infectious. It also moves the industry forward.