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The Gala offers sponsors a unique opportunity to promote their brand to more than 500 guests representing Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga’s most influential business and community leaders.

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Join us in celebrating the grand opening of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life with Appleby College's 2019 Gala Field of Dreams. Catch up with friends, mix and mingle in the silent auction boutique, bid on fabulous experiences in the live auction, enjoy delicious food and tear up the dance floor, all in support of Appleby.

How You Can Get Involved

Have your brand promoted to
the Appleby community

Donate an experience or service
to the auction

Donate towards an auction item, or to the A.W.B. Alumni Centre

Tickets for the Appleby College 2019 Gala Field of Dreams are now sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list for tickets, please click below.

Why You Should Be a Part of This

Appleby College's major fundraising events such as the Gala are an important source of funding for both the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life and our Financial Assistance programme.

A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life

Construction of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life is an essential element in the delivery of Appleby College’s overall education programme.

Adding approximately 40% to the floor area of the school (excluding residences), the facility is designed to transform Appleby’s capacity for indoor athletics and training programmes while combining athletic, academic and assembly use, becoming the school’s epicentre of life where the community can gather, celebrate and promote their Appleby pride. Highlights of the $32 million building include:  

  • Three gyms (a double gym and a single gym that convert into a 1,000-seat auditorium for school assemblies, guest speakers and full school events)
  • New cardio, yoga, spinning, workout spaces and athletic therapy clinic
  • Four squash courts (roughed in) 
  • Six classrooms and additional study and group meeting spaces
  • Campus room that will become a central gathering place 
  • Alumni reception/boardroom celebrating the school’s history and heritage
  • College Shop

Financial Assistance

At Appleby College, we believe that financial need should not prevent great students from experiencing an outstanding education that will help them reach their full potential.

Today, financial assistance is provided to students in the form of bursaries, scholarships, and loans, with 18 per cent of Appleby families receiving financial assistance annually. We have ambitious plans to increase the percentage of students receiving financial assistance to the range of 20 to 25 per cent by 2021.

Appleby’s financial assistance programme plays an important role in the lives of its recipients – both past and present. With the continued support of parents, alumni and alumni parents, financial assistance will have an extraordinary impact on the Appleby community for many years to come.

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Shaken, Not Stirred Gala 2016

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $495 per person and will include a charitable tax receipt for $250 per ticket (issued to the ticket purchaser).

What should I wear?
Put on your best dress! The dress code for this year's Gala is black tie. 

Does the Gala have assigned seating?
Yes! If you don't know who you'd like to sit with, have no fear, great care will be taken to ensure that you are seated with those who have children in a similar grade as yours.

Will dinner be served?
A delicious three course meal will be prepared by our fantastic in-house catering team, Sodexo.

How many people will attend the Gala?
We are expecting over 500 guests.

Who can attend the Gala?
Everyone from the adult community is welcome! (must be 19+).

Appleby College's Gala will offer sponsors the unique opportunity to promote their brand among more than 500 guests, representing Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga's more influential business and community leaders.

We invite you to take advantage of one of our many sponsorship opportunities listed within the package. Appleby prides itself on working with its sponsors to customize a package that best meets their marketing objectives as well as creating a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership. Click below to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Gold Level Sponsors


Jas Brar ’98

Mark Samuel ’82


Silver Level Sponsors

Manitou Investment Management Ltd.

Mark Gaskin ’78
John Platt ’78


Silent Auction Sponsor

Mike Baker '90

Valet Sponsor


Event Sponsors






Shereen Aly and Amr Reda
Meghan and Michael Amm ’89
Lorelie Aumann
Marsha and Aubrey Baillie ’63
Bhandari & Plater Inc.
Alexandra and P Oliver Blum ’87
The Cappuccitti Family
Jie Chen and Hong Jiang
Carrie and Michael DeGroote ’79
Claudia and Mark Eichhorn
Allison Christilaw and Doug Emerson
Bonnie and Jeffrey Flemington
Claire and Christopher Govan
Dee Dee and Tom Green ’77
Diana Howard
Xiaoqin Huang and Sihai (Johnson) Jiang
Hyo Jeong Kim and Ik Pyo Hong

Sarah and Gordon McMillan
Foluso and Kola Olawunmi
Rongrong (Susan) Pan and Rongzhen (Rocky) Li
Mary and Eric Rawlinson
Ksenia and Wayne Silvera
Jae Hee Soh
Yan Sun and Yi Lu
Thomas International Inc.
Bridget van Akkooi-Schiff and Michiel (Mike) van Akkooi
Monica and Haifeng Wang
Ann and Rick Watkin
The Way Family
Bo (Cindy) Xu and Jian Zhou
Shuling and Guotang Yang
Ning Zhang and Haiying Ji
Xue Zhuang (Isabelle) Huang and Gang (George) Wu
Liping (Lynn) Zhao and Xin Yan

100% of the proceeds from your donation will be used to support the building of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life.

Evanka Osmak '98

Evanka Osmak anchors the weekday prime time edition of Sportsnet Central. Before entering the broadcasting world, Evanka graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queens University. Evanka attended Seneca College where she earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting diploma and later landed a position with JACK-FM in Orillia, Ontario as a news announcer. Moving onto KYMA-TV (NBC) in Yuma, Arizona a year later, Evanka worked for two years as a Morning Show host before returning to Toronto in 2007 when she stepped in front of the sports television camera and signed on with Sportsnet. It's been 11 years of incredible experiences in the sports world.

When not covering the latest sports stories on-air, she is a member of the Special Olympics Ontario board, acts as an ambassador for Golf Fore the Cure alongside Golf Canada and is a committee member of the Sports Media Canada Luncheon. Evanka is a proud graduate of Appleby College, class of 1998. She was part of the Original Girls when she started in grade six.

The Jade Monkeys
Music Entertainment

Hailing from Oakville, ON, The Jade Monkeys are a 5-piece powerhouse that have entertained and rocked crowds from Canada to the U.S.A. to Europe to Asia. Band members have played and toured with such acclaimed acts as The Blues Brothers, James Brown, Classic Albums Live, Colin James and many more. Recent clients include:

  • National Football League (NFL)
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)
  • Toyota
  • Nestlé
  • Wendy's
  • Hockey Canada
  • Google

The Jade Monkeys perform all styles of music and each member takes turn singing lead.

Victoria Harrison '06
Manager, Events
905-845-4681 ext. 168