RLA Gala Event

By: Robert Land Academy

RLA Gala Event

By: Robert Land Academy

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June 10, 2023 6:00 PM EDT to 11:00 PM EDT
Robert Land Academy Landholme Hall
6727 South Chippawa Rd, Wellandport, ON  L0R 2J0

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There are limited tickets still available. To purchase tickets please contact Sarah Whitaker at or 905-386-6203 ext 228.

RLA Gala Event

Join Robert Land Academy and MC Layne The Auctionista for The Robert Land Academy Gala Event as we celebrate the Academy and recognize the 2023 recipient of the John Brant Award, Christine Elliott.

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. 

Learn more about the John Brant Award. 

Gala Details and Ticket Information:

This year’s Gala is a hybrid event offering you two separate ways to participate.


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 at 7 pm and formal program beginning at 8 pm.


The on-campus event is catered by Feastivities Catering and dinner will consist of a choice of grilled beef striploin with red wine mushroom demi; chicken supreme stuffed with spinach, ricotta and goat cheese with a roasted pepper cream sauce, or stuffed pepper (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 as well as the tickets tab. Drink tickets can also be purchased in person.


Tickets for the on-campus dinner are $200 each. Full tables of 8 are also available. 


If you would like to stay overnight in Niagara, there are many hotels in Niagara Falls at various price points. If you do choose to stay overnight, a complimentary shuttle will be provided between the Hilton/Fallsview (adjacent to the Casino) and the Campus.


A livestream produced by Multi Tech Audio Visual (MTAV) is available for those who cannot attend in person. 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. 

The professional production of our hybrid event is generously sponsored by Total Customs Services.


 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 are watching from home or on campus, you will know when you have been outbid and can make sure you do not miss the item you want.

New items are always being added, make sure you check back often.

Purchase tickets or register now.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Robert Land Academy Gala Event is held in support of the school’s Founder's Scholarship Fund which will allow us to help more boys reach their true potential. 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 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 contact Advancement Officer Sarah Whitaker at or 905-386-6203 ext 228.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 this year are directed to the Founder's Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund allows us to offer financial assistance to families who may not otherwise be able to afford private tuition but whose son would thrive at RLA.

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

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 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.

Where can I stay?

There are numerous hotels in the Niagara Region at different price points. Search RLA in Google Maps and click "nearby" to find many hotel options.

A shuttle service between the Hilton in Niagara Falls and the campus will be provided.

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.

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Robert Land Academy
Robert Land Academy is a not-for-profit private boarding school for boys in Grades 5 through 12. The Academy uses a miliatary model as the foundation for a highly structured school program with an emphasis on academic remediation, university admission and the development of self-care, self-discipline, and self-direction that allows students to reach their full potential. For more than a decade each graduatiing class has had 100% acceptance into post-secondary programs of their choice.
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