Alumni and friends of Acadia University are set to come together on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Halifax at the World Trade and Convention Centre for the President’s Gala to celebrate and honour the many contributions to the University and community of retiring President Raymond E. Ivany.
Since his arrival at Acadia in 2009, Ivany has forged collaborative partnerships to ensure a bright future for the University. He has been instrumental in defining the value of a primarily undergraduate liberal arts university and has raised Acadia’s already impressive profile nationally and internationally.
The evening, which sold out early in April, will feature dinner, a silent auction, special guests and entertainment, including a musical presentation by Juno award winner Heather Rankin ('89, ’96 DMU), and stand-up Ron James (’79, ’15 DH), star of nine comedy specials. Hosted by C100 radio host and Acadia alumnus Peter Harrison (’84), the Gala will provide an opportunity to applaud Ivany’s accomplishments as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor at Acadia and his many contributions to the Province of Nova Scotia and its people.
A capacity crowd of more than 800 guests will gather for the occasion, which has been made possible through the hard work of the Gala committee comprised of staff, alumni and University administrators and the generosity of event sponsors.
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor TD Meloche Monnex, Executive Sponsor McInnes Cooper and Chancellor’s Sponsor Irving Oil for their support.
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