Lights Out Canada was launched in 2005 by then-high school student, Keleigh Annau. Keleigh was inspired to found Lights Out Canada after learning about the impact that climate change would have on her generation and generations to come while attending a conference on climate change in Victoria, BC. When she returned home to Parksville, she presented the concept to two friends who helped organize the pilot of the project. The Lights Out team continued to grow and included a team of students and young professionals that developed lesson plans, media guides for schools, and posters. Well over 1 million students have participated since 2005.
Many individuals and organizations have supported Lights Out over the years. The project would not have been possible without them:
Special thanks to Dev Aujla, Ed, Joyce & Nic Annau, Patrick Forestell, Dr. Michael Fox, Simon Jackson, Elizabeth May, Bill Rawlins, Leanne Souchuck, Johan Stroman, Tom Ewart, Barbara Turley-McIntyre, Dr. Brad Walters, Kyle Wamer, Dr. Andrew Weaver, Craig Wilson, Thomas Paul, the teachers and administrators at Ballenas Secondary School, Mount Allison University and The Cooperators.