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11th Annual Western Rowing Gala
Saturday, March 7, 2015
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University

2015 rowing gala

Please join fellow alumni, current team members, friends and family of the Western Rowing program at the 11th Annual Rowing Gala Dinner for an evening of fun and camaraderie. The event will feature a silent auction, games, prizes, live music and a three-course meal.

This year we will have the world-renowned rowing coach and Olympian Al Morrow BA’72 as our guest speaker.

Al was a Western athlete on the rowing team for four years and also on the water polo team for three years. His major impact on the Western team involves helping build and develop the Western Women’s rowing team for 22 years from 1988-2010. Concurrently he worked with the Women’s national team where, under his leadership, the women won 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals at the Olympics and 7 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals at the World Championships. In 1999, the World Rowing Federation (FISA) recognized Al as the coach of the year, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the performance director for the lightweight men’s national rowing program. 

Our second speaker will be ice dancer Tessa Virtue! Winning gold and silver at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics respectfully, as well as claiming gold at the 2012 and 2010 World Championships, all before the age of 25, she is certainly an ideal athlete to talk about how to be so successful at a young age.

Gala tickets are $100.00 for alumni, parents and friends and $75.00 for current students with student ID in advance only. A table of  twelve can be purchased for $1,050.00.   

Register online  by Monday, March 2, 2015. Those who purchase tickets before February 14, 2015 will be entered in a draw to win a prize! 

An after-party will be organized for guests planning on continuing the festivities after the Gala. Time and venue TBA. Please visit our Facebook Event Page or return to this page closer to the event for more details. 

If you have any questions or would like to make a silent auction donation, please contact Sara Matovic at 226-919-7169.

Please contact Alumni Western if you require information in an alternative format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

We are sorry, the deadline for buying tickets online for this event has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you would like to attend. We will respond to let you know if tickets are still available.

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