Changing lives around the world
With International Service, The Rotary Club of Trenton is helping others in communities around the world. Through our international project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia we are changing lives!

Our 2021-2022 International Service Director, Chris Gates

Retired in 2015, Chris spent more than 40 years in a variety of positions in municipal government, Provincial government, the oil and gas industry, and as a private consultant. Chris holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from York University. Some highlights of Chris' career are:
  • 1978-1982     Land Use Policy Planner, Peel Region Planning Department
  • 1982-1988     Energy Conservation Program Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Energy
  • 1989-1998     Senior Consultant, Renewable Energy In Canada (REIC) Limited
  • 1998-2001     Program Manager, Demand-Side Management, Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • 2001-2008     Manager, Sustainable Energy, Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • 2008-2015     Senior Manager, Climate Change Policy, Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Chris joined our club in 2019 and jumped right in with both feet, and with assistance from some of our senior members, has become our club historian.
Chris and his wife Barbara were married in Nairobi Kenya, on Chris' birthday in 1986, and they have 2 children, Geoff and Katrina.  Chris and Barbara split their time between thei home in Quinte West and cottage in Haliburton. Chris ran his first marathon in Ottawa in 2001 and has since run over 30 marathons including the Boston Marathon 10 times.
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