Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Masque Royale fundraising gala

Don your fanciest frippery and get ready to party!

On October 30, we're celebrating Douglas College's 40th anniversary and the Douglas College Foundation's 25th anniversary with a Masque Royale, an opulent, Renaissance-style masked ball. Everyone's invited!

This fundraising extravaganza aims to raise $100,000 to help students in need pay for tuition and books.

The gala includes a reception, dinner, dancing, plus a feast for the eyes and ears from musicians, circus performers, artists and singers.There will also be live and silent auctions, and the chance to win great prizes such as a watercolour of Venice (painted during the gala, no less), a trip to a fishing lodge and fine jewellery.

Tickets are $125 (includes a $25 tax receipt); tables for eight people are $900. Guests are encouraged to come in formal attire or costume. Bring your own mask or pick one up at the party in exchange for a donation.

The Masque Royale takes place Saturday, October 30 at the New Westminster Campus. To order tickets, call 604-777-6176 or email

Find out more about the Douglas College Foundation here.