Join Robert Land Academy and MC Layne The Auctionista for The Robert Land Academy Gala Event as we celebrate the Academy, build a new soccer pitch and update our athletic fields, and recognize the 2023 recipient of the John Brant Award.
The John Brant Award recognizes community leaders in the areas of education, the military, and politics whose service embodies the five values of Robert Land Academy: loyalty, labour, courage, commitment and honour.
Gala Details and Ticket Information:
This year’s Gala is a hybrid event offering you three different ways to particpate..
The live gala dinner will take place on campus this year with Layne The Auctionista as our host and MC. The live Gala event begins at 6 pm with a reception followed by dinner and award presentation beginning at 7 pm.
The on-campus event is catered by City Farm Catering and dinner will consist of a choice of Carved AAA Ontario slow-roast beef sirloin with red wine au jus; rosemary thyme & lemon marinated grilled chicken with red wine au jus; OR stuffed portobello mushroom wellington (vegan). Make your dinner choice during checkout.
Niagara College Teaching Winery will provide the bar service, featuring white, red and rose wine, two types of beer, cider and two cocktails. Drink tickets for the on-campus dinner are available under the items for sale tab.
Tickets for the on-campus dinner are $200 each. Full tables are also available.
The Academy has secured a block of rooms at the Hilton in Niagara Falls for those who would like to stay in Niagara.Click here for more information or to book a room.
The “watch party” in Toronto, is being held at the 7th Toronto Regiment Mess Hall located at Moss Park Armoury. Guests in Toronto will enjoy a gala dinner and take part in the on-campus gala through the online livestream. This event will include a reception beginning at 6 pm with dinner at 7 pm and is catered by Toni Burch Catering. Dinner will consist of choice of Roast New York Strip Loin with Madeira sauce; Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken with Mushroom White Wine sauce, or a vegan option. Dinner choice is made during checkout.
Tickets for the watch party dinner are $200 each. Full tables are also available.
There will be a cash bar, no advance drink tickets are necessary for the Toronto dinner.
A livestream produced by MTAV Production is available for those who can't attend in person either on campus or in Toronto Guests who watch online will feel like they are part of the action through Layne’s expert hosting as well as on-screen donation counter and video segments.
There is no cost to watch online however guests who would like to take part in the livestream must register to receive the link.
There is no need for our Toronto location to be the only watch party happening that evening. Invite friends and family to your home, enjoy your own catered dinner or drinks, and watch together.
Registration for the online event is through the tickets tab.
In addition, the gala features an online auction featuring many great items, including tickets to sporting events, vacation rentals, jewelry, and great experiences.
The auction will close during the gala event, so whether you’re watching from Toronto, from home or on campus, you will know when you’ve been outbid and can make sure you don’t miss the item you want. The auction preview begins April 12 so be sure to come back and check out the great items available.
The Robert Land Academy Gala Event is held in support of the school’s Signature Campaign to upgrade the school’s athletic fields. The RLA Gala Event will be a hybrid event for 2023, combining a live gala dinner on the school’s campus with a professionally produced live stream event. Sponsorship of the gala event is an opportunity to reach not only those in attendance at the gala dinner, but all of our supporters joining online from Canada, the USA and overseas.
Sponsors of our 2023 Gala Event will receive pre-event recognition on our website and on social media and will be recognized during the event.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities click here or contact Advancement Officer Sarah Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-386-6203 ext 228.
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What is the Gala?
The Robert Land Academy Gala Event is a black tie, fundraising dinner. This year held on campus in our mess hall with an added online component for those who cannot attend in person. The Gala is also when we will present the John Brant Award to the 2023 recipient. The John Brant Award recognizes the five values of the Academy in leaders in the community.
Who can attend?
The Gala is attended by the school's Board of Governors, parents of current and past students, alumni, and other supporters of the school. Guests are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend. Tickets can be purchased as tables of 8. Parents who plan on bringing their RLA student to the Gala must purchase a ticket for their son to ensure he has a seat and a meal. Boys who take part in the gala event but who do not have a ticket will eat dinner with the rest of the students.
Where do the proceeds go?
The proceeds of the Gala are directed to the signature project for that given year, this year to raise funds for a new soccer pitch. If we exceed our goal in that year proceeds will be directed by the school to another campiagn, based on need, such as the scholarship fund.
How can I help?
Buy a ticket and attend the event. Tickets are $200 each or $1400 for a table of eight. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to attend as well. Please also consider making a donation to the event to help us offset the costs or consider a corporate sponsorship.
I can't attend the event, can I make a donation?
Yes. Navigate to the donation section of this website and click on the amount you'd like to donate. Or, you can reach out to our Advancement Officer Sarah Whitaker for more information or to make a donation with a cheque. She can be reached at email@example.com.
I own a business. Can I help through my business?
Absolutely. There are corporate sponsorship packages available that will put your company name and logo on this website, in our event program, on social media and possibly as part of the production. There will also be a silent auction, please consider making a donation of an auction item. Please contact Ms. Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss corporate sponsorship opportunities or a silent auction donation.
Where is the Gala being held this year?
The live gala event is taking place on campus in Landholme Hall, 6727 South Chippawa Rd in Wellandport. There is also a watch party dinner being held at in Torontno. There is plenty of parking at the Academy.
Where can I stay?
Robert Land Academy has arranged a block of rooms at the Hilton Niagara Falls, located at 6361 Fallsview Boulevard in downtown Niagara Falls. This hotel is attached to the Casino and very close to all of the other things to do and see in Niagara Falls. To book a room, click here.
Robert Land Academy has arranged a shuttle service between the campus and the Hilton. This is a free service, sponsored by , that will ensure your evening is as easy and stress free as possible. Shuttles will leave at TIME and TIME prior to the event and will leave the Gala at TIME and TIME.
What does Black Tie mean?
For men, it means a tuxedo or formal dark suit and tie.
For women, it means a long evening dress, a formal cocktail length dress, or a dressy pant suit.
Mess Kit with medals is suitable for serving and retired members of the military.
Please note, RLA has strict standards for dress and deportment among students and staff and guests on campus are expected to maintain the same standards: no jeans; no ripped or torn clothing and no logos or symbols.