• Excellence Gala

Excellence Gala


The Association’s fourth annual Excellence Gala took place on November 1, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. It drew over 1000 participants from across corporate Canada to celebrate the exceptional lives of 6 new Horatio Alger Award Recipients: 

ROLA DAGHERGlobal Channel Chief, Dell Technologies 

DARREN ENTWISTLEPresident and CEO, TELUS Corporation 

BHARAT MASRANIGroup President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Group 

LORNE MICHAELSCreator and Executive Producer Saturday Night Live 

CALIN ROVINESCUPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada (Retired) 

Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust 

Hosted at the Toronto Convention Centre, the evening was a star-studded event hosted by Ben Mulroney and featuring artists Tony Orlando, Loren Allred, Matt Mauser and Deborah Cox. It also shone a light on the achievements and legacy of Canadian business icon Jim Pattison, an inspiration for many.  


The Gala was also an occasion to hear from Horatio Alger alumni who spoke of fortitude and perseverance through personal challenges as well as their successes today.  


The Gala raised a record $5.5 million in support of Horatio Alger Scholarships for deserving students who have faced adversity. These Scholarships aren’t just financial support for education, they provide recipients with a supportive community that will guide scholars throughout their careers.  


Stay tuned for the Horatio Alger Association of Canada’s fifth Excellence Gala to be hosted in the fall of 2023. We hope to see you there.