President's Gala

4:30PM to 10:30PM October 17, 2015
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RRU Staff

Join us in celebration of our 75-year legacy of life-changing learning on Saturday, October 17 at Royal Roads University. On this special evening, we pay tribute to Royal Roads’ heritage and build new pathways for student success.

The festive event includes a champagne reception with live and silent auctions in Hatley Castle and dinner and dancing in the traditional Quarterdeck ballroom.

Proceeds from the event will be matched by the university to encourage and support passionate, outstanding students to fulfill the dream of life-changing education.

The Event

Join President Allan Cahoon and honorary chairs Bob Saunders and Terry Farmer on October 17, 2015 for the President’s Gala at Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road.

5:30 p.m.      Reception with live and silent auction, Hatley Castle
7:00 p.m.      Dinner and program in the Quarterdeck, Grant Building
9:30 p.m.      Dancing with Naden Band’s Pacific Blue

Black tie optional

Buy Tickets

Individual tickets are $195. Tables of eight are available for $1,560.
To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Vivianne Jefferis or phone 250-391-2560.

The Cause

Alumni and ex-cadets tell us their Royal Roads experience changed their lives.

In the process of personal, professional and academic growth, they also discovered their own capacity to positively impact the lives of others – in the workplace, in the community, within their families and on the global stage.

We are establishing a bursary to provide new opportunities for outstanding students to carry Royal Roads’ traditions forward.

Our goal is to raise $150,000 toward an endowed award with funds up to $75,000 matched by the university. The resulting 75 Years of Changing Lives Bursary will offset tuition costs for an incoming undergraduate or graduate student. 

The Anniversary

This year, Royal Roads celebrates 75 years of learning and leadership – 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public university. Our anniversary celebrations kicked off with a spectacular, traditional Sunset Ceremony in April, and continue throughout the year with new events and time-honoured traditions for alumni, ex-cadets and staff.

Event Sponsors

Castle Reception Sponsors - Sandhurst Group and Tim Hortons 
Gala Partner - View Royal Casino
Print Sponsors - Hemlock Printers
Official Chocolate Sponsor – Rogers Chocolates
Beer Sponsor – Vancouver Island Brewery