BEST OF ME GALA 2021

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  • Auction
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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 three levels of potential engagement. An in-person intimate dinner program that is livestreamed to Pod Parties and also to individuals as a completely virtual element.
  • The Gala will be held on May 1st, 2021
  • Tickets available in November 2020, stay tuned!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

2021 Sponsors

Exclusive English Television Media Sponsor

Global BC logo

Exclusive Radio Sponsor

Global News Radio 980 CKNW

Silver Sponsors

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

There are three levels of participation available:

    • Attend the in-person intimate dinner with Gala Program in the school Atrium (outdoor venue)
    • Attend a Pod Party for a catered dinner and livestreamed Gala Program; each Pod Party Host will arrange their guest list and Pod Parties of 6 or more will receive a Pod Party Package which includes a catered dinner, our signature drink, linens, gala swag, fun activities and more!
    • Attend virtually from the comfort of your own home

     

  • Tickets will be available in November – Please stay tuned!

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.