Raise Funds for Your Program at Gala 2016

Silent Auction Portion for Popular Event Looking for Proposals


The annual Selkirk College Gala is an opportunity to showcase the tremendous talent and spirit we have on all campuses. It’s a time to bring the community together for a special evening that helps boost the college’s image and raises funds for special projects. The evening is always sold-out!

Work has already started on Gala 2016 and the team putting the event together is looking for a school or program to take on the important task of coordinating the auction portion of the evening. This is a tremendous opportunity to raise funds for students, either in awards or project funding. It’s also the perfect chance to raise the profile of your program in our communities which can translate into future students.

Gala call for proposals

Last year’s Gala at Nelson’s Mary Hall was sold-out and featured a memorable performance from Selkirk College alumna Kiesza (second from right) and the Contemporary Music & Technology Program students. Here Kiesza poses with members of the silent auction and Gala team who helped make the evening a success.

The Gala coordinators are looking for a team of five to seven staff/faculty and an army of their students from one program to gather donations from the larger region for both the silent and live auctions. The coordinators will work with the program team to prepare a letter to donors and complete a plan for the auction. The proceeds from the silent auction go towards the program which spearheads the effort.

Proposals should include: 

  • Program name
  • Number of volunteers
  • Team leader(s)
  • What the funds will be used for

The Gala might seem like a long way into the future, but now is the time to start the planning for this important college event.

Gala 2016 will take place on November 26 at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus. Deadline for proposals is June 10. If you are interested in taking on this important and exciting project please apply to Joleen Kinakin in the Community Relations Department.


Contact Joleen Kinakin at extension 21360 should you have any further questions.