Congratulations to our 2016 Gala Committee on their Tremendous Success!
This year’s Gala celebrated the diversity in our beautiful school with proceeds directed toward the Global Leadership Program. The event publicity, menu, entertainment, sponsorships, design features and added effects were all intended to showcase the many countries that we are so fortunate to have represented in our school community.
Egan House was completely transformed into Egan International Terminal by our immensely talented designers, Mr. Sean De Frietas ’83 and Mr. Stephen Widdrington ’83. Decor features were spectacular, replete with first-class airport ambiance, a warm welcome by student greeters, a security area, celebrity travellers, fully lit circular bar, airplane shaped spot lights, a gorgeous walking table, Old Flame beer garden and immense screen photo display of our students, and our families around the world.
First class passengers enjoyed a dazzling array of in-flight entertainment, raffles, shopping on the High Street, a dynamic live auction with our own Mr. Quinn Ross ’94, exciting signature drinks, champagne service, delectable hors d’oeuvres, a luscious dinner menu, late night snack, and dancing to the beats of the stars all before landing.
We are thrilled with the feedback received from our guests, specifically the warm welcome and feeling of community that our guests enjoyed. We were so pleased to welcome alumni parents, current parents, alumni, friends of PC, sponsors and special guests to celebrate Pickering College.
This Gala flight will be long remembered and we are delighted to announce that the event raised over $140,304 and $87,475 in gifts-in-kind. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will be directed towards program enhancements, purchase of equipment, including a 3D printer and Chromebooks, transportation and professional development.
We thank all of our guests, sponsors and supporters for choosing PC1842 and look forward to seeing you at Gala 2018!
Manager, Special Events