The annual Lakeland President’s Gala has been another success.
The 2016 gala was held three weeks ago, and featured asilent auction, Luxury Raffle Package, four-course dinner, and a musical performance by Canadian country star, Michelle Wright.
Joining nearly 400 gala guests were numerous Lakeland College alumni, including Rosendahl; Rob Saunders, mayor of the City of Lloydminster; and Daryl Watt, reeve of the County of Vermilion River. Bruce MacDuff, mayor of the Town of Vermilion, also attended.
Attendees came together to help raise over $30,000 for college, which will go towards awards, scholarships, and bursaries for the students.
“From the outstanding contributions of our sponsors to the tremendous generosity of our guests and how instrumental our students were in each aspect of organizing this event, the 2016 President’s Gala was a wonderful celebration. Thank you to everyone for supporting student achievement at Lakeland College,” says Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president of Lakeland College. “The success of this event will enable the college to enhance the student awards program.”
More than $1.3 million in awards, scholarships, and bursaries is expected to be given out to 1,440 Lakeland students by the end of this academic year.