BEST OF ME GALA 2021

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ABOUT THE GALA

The Best of Me Gala is a biannual event to raise money for the KGMS Bursary Fund which helps children with learning disabilities attend our school

About Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School:

  • KGMS is a centre of educational excellence that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment.
  • Serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 40 years, our non-profit, fully accredited school is for students in kindergarten through 12.
  • The personalized program at KGMS led by our highly-trained teachers and support staff, brings out the personal best of our 210 students.

Who are our Students?

  • All of our students have two things in common: they learn differently and typically enter our school after experiencing difficulties in a previous learning environment.
  • Our diverse student population includes diagnoses of dyslexia, learning challenges in reading and written output, autism, anxiety, and ADHD.

What is The Best of Me Gala?

  • It is an event to raise funds exclusively for the KGMS bursary/scholarship fund, organized by parent volunteers.
  • The hybrid event will consist of two potential levels of engagement, hosting a Pod Party with or without dinner for 6 bubble friends/family or on a completely individual family from the comfort of your own home, both levels livestream the event starting at 7:30pm.
  • The Gala will be held on May 1st, 2021
  • Tickets available in November 2020, stay tuned!
  • Tickets are now available now! Click here to purchase.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

2021 Sponsors

Exclusive English Television Media Sponsor

Global BC logo

Exclusive Radio Sponsor

Global News Radio 980 CKNW

Thank you to our Media Partners

Wine Sponsor

Official Catering Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Brad and Lisa Steiman Family Foundation

Wesgroup logo

Brendan Murray from National Bank Financial

Gold Sponsors

Kwan Family

Silver Sponsors

McElhanney logo
Long Life Windows and Doors logo
Nemetz logo

The Lougheed Green Family

Boffo Developments Ltd logo
InvestX logo
British Properties logo

Bronze Sponsors

Phoenix Glass logo
Anthem Maplewoods West Developments LP logo

We are thankful to our 2019 donors for all their valued support.

Platinum Sponsors

Wesgroup
Glotman Simpson
John & Nina Cassils
Henriquez Parter Architects
Save On Foods
Grosvenor

Gold Sponsors

Jim Christopher & Rheanne Stevens
Nemetz
Pure Integrative Pharmacies
123West
Ledcor
Vertex One Asset Management
Bank of Montreal

Silver Sponsors

Geo Pacific
LMDG
British Pacific Properties
Ocean Brands
Pheonix Glass

Bronze Sponsors

BTY Group
Delta Foam Board Insulations
Harry Beattie
Carstenn Feldmann
Armstrong Foundation

Wine Sponsor

BTY Group

Cocktail Sponsor

BTY Group

Additional Sponsors

Rocky Mountaineer

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Us!

AUCTION

There will be a Silent Auction with a dynamic array of items, such as weekend getaways, art pieces, service opportunities, active gear and apparel, specialty one-of-a-kind items and experiences and more! This will be available for viewing and bidding for seven days prior to the night of the event. There will also be a Live Auction of our top three packages on the night of the event – you don’t want to miss out on this! A link to our online auction platform will be available HERE closer to the auction date.

PURCHASE TICKETS

This year, The Best of Me Gala is going virtual, and here are the ways you can participate:

  • Host a 6 person dinner party at your home starting at 6pm, which includes a signature KGMS meal, signature cocktail, wine and KGMS swag and décor. Fine dining and casual dining options available. Then join the livestream event at 7:30pm!
  • Participate individually online, starting at 7:30pm, with a minimum $25 donation, which will go directly to the KGMS Bursary Fund. This package includes KGMS swag.

Tickets are now available now! Click here to purchase.

CONTACT US

For information concerning Sponsorship Opportunities, Donation of Auction Items, Tickets or monetary donations not found on this website, please email our team at gala@kgms.ca or contact our Chair Kirsten Ueland at 604-805-7688.

BECOME A SPONSOR

There are many ways to become a supporter of the KGMS bursary fund which helps students attend our school and discover their true aptitude and provide hope for their future. Please find our Sponsorship Opportunities below and feel free to contact our Director of Communications & Advancement Kaila Sept at ksept@kgms.ca with any questions. Thank you for supporting the students at KGMS!

Maplewood Sponsor – $25,000

  • 6 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Special mention by the host
  • Premier branded recognition at the event, including: prominent placement on auction software and event slideshow & logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Diamond Sponsor – $10,000

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Mention by the host
  • Branded recognition at the event, including: placement on auction software and event slideshow & logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Branded recognition at the event, including logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Gold Sponsor – $2,500

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Branded recognition at the event
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media
  • Logo on school website

Silver – $1,000 or more

  • Branded recognition at the event
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media and website

Bronze – $500 or more

  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media and website

A tax receipt is available for any donations over $20. Any amount is appreciated to support the KGSM bursary.