Lakeland College’s 2016 President’s Gala is on April 8

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December 10, 2015
Friends of Lakeland College, industry leaders and members of the community will unite in celebration of education and student success at the 2016 President’s Gala on April 8
Now in its fourth year, the President’s Gala is growing into a unique event that showcases how students take the lead at Lakeland. Students help organize the gala and they provide auction items, including garden sheds built on campus and aesthetic spa services learned in class. During the gala students welcome guests, emcee and help serve the meal.

“On behalf of the college and our students, I invite everyone to join us at the 2016 President’s Gala. This is an incredible opportunity to learn all about the achievements of our students,” says Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College.

Gala guests will enjoy an evening “under the sea” at the Lloydminster campus on April 8. With a four-course meal complete with table service, live entertainment with Canadian country music icon Michelle Wright, a luxury raffle package and live and silent auctions, the 2016 President’s Gala will be a memorable evening for all.

“Our annual gala enables the college to engage the community and share our latest news and learner success, while raising funds for what matters most to us at Lakeland – our students,” says Wainwright-Stewart.

Proceeds from the gala support Lakeland’s student awards program, which celebrated a new milestone of support for students in 2015. More than $1.2 million in awards, scholarships and bursaries was awarded to Lakeland students. This milestone was reached thanks in part to donor support from previous galas.

To purchase tickets for the President’s Gala, please contact Carrie Boerrichter at 780 871 5413. Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Nadine Walker-Perry at 780 871 5713.

About Michelle Wright
Over the course of her career, Michelle Wright has accumulated more than 40 major awards and has garnered 25 Top Ten Canadian radio hits. Since her debut release, Wright has sold nearly two million albums in Canada and the U.S., enjoying an international career that has taken her around the world. Additionally, she is the first Canadian-born artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in the U.S. ("Take It Like A Man"). She has been a devoted World Vision Canada artist affiliate for the past 10 years. Wright was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions to Canadian culture and civic life.

Photo: Canadian country music icon - Michelle Wright - is headlining the 2016 President's Gala. The fourth annual event will be held on April 8 at the Lloydminster campus.

December 10, 2015