Please join fellow alumni, current team members, friends and family of the Western Rowing program at the 10th 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 have two guest speakers: Marnie McBean, BA’97, LLD’03, and David S. McCann, BA'82, MA'84, MBA'86.
Marnie rowed at Western and was awarded the F.W.P. Jones trophy for the female athlete who has made the greatest contribution to intercollegiate athletics within the university. She has earned three Olympic gold medals and been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Marnie’s Olympic involvement also includes mentoring the Canadian Olympic team and serving as a rowing commentator on national television.
David is the Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. He is also the head of relationship investing at the Canadian Pension Plan investment board. David was a star athlete during his time at Western, winning a purple blanket for his contributions to the football team. Fittingly, David is a past recipient of the Dr. Claude Brown trophy, which is the male counterpart to Marnie’s F.W.P. Jones trophy.
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 Sunday, February 23, 2014. Those who purchase tickets before February 10 will be entered in a draw to win a prize! Parking for the Gala is complimentary in the Weldon Lot.
For alumni who would like to catch up with friends and old teammates, a reception starting at 3:30 p.m. has been organized at The Spoke, 1st floor, University Community Centre.
For guests planning on continuing the festivities after the Gala, an after-party will be organized. There will be more information posted on the Facebook Event Page closer to the date.
If you have any questions or would like to make a silent auction donation, please contact Adelyn Bar at 519-872-3338.
Discounted rooms have also been arranged at Station Park Inn for alumni, friends and family who are attending the event. When booking, please mention the Western Rowing Gala.
Please contact Alumni Western if you require information in an alternative format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.