Gala 2014 Celebrates Community Partnerships

Showcase of Selkirk College Student Talent Slated for November 22


Selkirk College will showcase student talent and celebrate community partnerships at the annual Gala 2014.

This year’s gala theme is Partnerships in Success and the college is inviting all its supporters to join in the special evening at Nelson’s Mary Hall on November 22.

Gala 2014 - cook

The Selkirk College Gala 2014 will be a showcase of the impressive talents of students in a number of programs, including the Professional Cook Training Program which prepares the five-course meal.

“Selkirk College is built and maintained on partnerships,” says Joleen Kinakin, Selkirk College’s Donor Services Coordinator. “From support in the business community to co-op programs for students to community organizations across the West Kootenay-Boundary, the college would not exist without these important bonds.”

Students Put on Amazing Feast and Entertainment

The annual event is an important opportunity for students to host a night of amazing food, great entertainment and top-notch service. Students enrolled in the Professional Cook Training Program, Resort & Hotel Management Program and Professional Music & Technology Program all play a key role in making the fantastic evening come alive.

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The crew of Resort & Hotel Management Program students who helped put on Gala 2013.

“This is an exciting night for students,” says Kinakin. “They are what this event is all about and every year they offer an impressive dinner and evening of music that’s one of the highlights of the school year.”

The gala includes a tantalizing four-course meal prepared by the Professional Cook Training Program students and served by the Resort & Hotel Management Program students. The dinner will be followed by a dance that includes music form the Contemporary Music & Technology Program students.

Selkirk College Saints Heading Up Silent Auction

Another important element of the evening is the silent and live auction. This year’s auction is being coordinated by the Selkirk Saints hockey team and will include more than 100 items donated by community supporters.

“We’re pleased to have the Saints play an important role in this year’s gala,” says Kinakin. “These young men are tremendous ambassadors of our college and our region. They provide a source of pride with their winning ways and their outreach in the community.”

Tickets for Gala 2014 are $70 per person or $520 for a table of eight. You can reserve your seat by emailing or calling 250.365.1360. The Saturday, November 22 event begins at 6 p.m. at Nelson’s Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.

All proceeds from the evening go towards enhanced programming at Selkirk College.


Any questions about this year's Gala can be directed to Joleen Kinakin.