The Association’s third annual Excellence Gala will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. We hope you will join us in celebrating the accomplishments of fellow compatriots who are doing great things for our country.
Hosted by our Board of Directors, the Excellence Gala will include a tribute to our incoming 2020 Horatio Alger Association of Canada Members, Christiane Germain, Co-President of Group Germain Hotels, and Walter Schroeder, Founder of DBRS Limited. Ben Mulroney will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this celebratory event and exclusive entertainment will be provided by David Foster – Horatio Alger Member and award-winning musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist.
We are especially thrilled this year to mark the Horatio Alger Association of Canada’s 10th anniversary. Our modest beginnings originated when the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans recognized Wayne Gretzky with the first International Horatio Alger Award in 2003. In 2004, the U.S. Association inducted Jim Pattison as one of its Members. He worked diligently with his counterparts to bring more prominence to the Canadian Membership, which ultimately led to the formation of a standalone Horatio Alger Association of Canada in 2009.
Last year’s Excellence Gala raised $4 million to help fund our scholarship program, which has awarded more than $5.6 million to 890 students in the last ten years. As we enter our second decade, it is a time to take stock and reflect on how far the Horatio Alger Association of Canada has come, while recognizing that there is more to do in the future.
For more information on attending or sponsoring the Excellence Gala, please download our event brochure. Opportunities exist to customize a package that is just right for you or your organization.