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Gala of Excellence

Gala of Excellence

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements and outstanding contributions that our alumni make to the world of business, healthcare, the community and their alma mater at the Gala of Excellence. It’s also the time of year where alumni come together to reconnect and reminisce with former classmates while joining the Telfer School in celebrating the contributions of our alumni and their valuable connections with their business associates, family and friends.

We will also recognize our five alumni award recipients who have made outstanding contributions to the world of business, the health sector, the community and their alma mater as well as our donor award recipients who enrich the Telfer student experience and community by giving generously to the School. 

The evening includes a cocktail reception to reconnect with former classmates and to network with people in the community, speeches and award presentations, as well as a three course meal. 

Date:
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:
5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception 
7:00 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation 
9:00 p.m. Evening

Location:
The Shaw Centre
Trillium Ballroom, 4th floor
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Are You Celebrating a Milestone Anniversary?

At the Gala of Excellence, we celebrate the 10th, 25th, 40th and 50th anniversaries.  This year, we are celebrating graduates from 1967, 1977, 1992 and 2007.

Celebrating a milestone anniversary this year and want to be a class champion to help invite your former classmates to attend the Gala? Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 613-562-5800 x 2934 for more information.

Each alumnus or alumna celebrating a milestone anniversary will receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala.  For more information on the anniversaries and to register for the event, please visit the milestone anniversary page.  

Not celebrating an anniversary but would like to attend the Gala?

Everyone is welcome to attend the Gala of Excellence to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of Telfer alumni.

If you’re not celebrating an anniversary but would like to attend the Gala, tickets can be purchased at 125 $ each (plus tax).  The cost of a ticket includes the cocktail reception, the speeches and award presentations as well as a three course meal.  Click here to purchase your ticket.

Corporate Sponsors:

Corporate tables are available for this event.  For 1, 500$ (plus tax), your company will receive a table at the Gala (10 tickets), your company logo on your table as well as in the event program and on the multimedia screens and your company will be recognized during the speeches.  For more information on corporate sponsorship, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-562-5800 x 2934.

Hotel information:

Preferred rates at two partner hotels are available for Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st
Sheraton Hotel – rates starting at $149 per night
Lord Elgin Hotel – rates starting at $189 per night
*Rooms must be booked a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date.

Lord Elgin     Sheraton

For any questions, contact Kimberly Duthie at 613-562-5800 ext. 2934 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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