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Saturday, February 8, 2020     

Chemainus Theatre
Emcee: John Elzinga
Live Auctioneer: Cam Drew
Entertainment: Paul Filek
Tickets: $150 


The 2020 Gala will be an elegant event celebrating philanthropy and our common passion for enriching the experience of students at Queen Margaret's School and our local community. 

Wear your best cocktail formal ensemble for the cause and join us for a glitzy evening of dining, auctions and support for our School.     

The Learning Centre Phase II will be the focus of our fundraising this year. This new building will impact our current and future students from Preschool to Grade 12, providing spaces designed to facilitate study and collaboration, applied design and technology, and visual and performing arts. 
            
Donor support is required to resource the space with educational tools, technology, and furniture for teaching and learning. Your gift will offer greater opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, parents and the wider QMS community to collaborate, learn and grow. We invite you to donate today: giving@qms.bc.ca.          

Gala Artwork by  Snow Dowd | theMAKERS Multimedia

QMS GALA FAQs

What is the QMS Gala?
The QMS Gala is the school's premier annual fundraiser for adults, 19+. Organized by the QMS Gala Committee, this highly anticipated event includes a champagne reception, sumptuous dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music. The Gala brings our QMS community together for a night of sophisticated fun, all while benefiting our beloved school through the funds raised.

Where do the funds raised go?
Each year, the School chooses a fundraising priority area, based on our current needs. This year, the funds will be directed to Phase II of The Learning Centre, helping to resource the building with furniture, technology and educational tools upon its opening in late 2020.

Who will attend?
The QMS Gala is attended by current and past parents, alumni, and prominent Cowichan Valley community members. It is known for being a highlight of the school year and consistently sells out.

How can I get involved?
Currently, the Gala Committee is gathering donations for our auctions. This is an excellent opportunity to network and promote your business by donating an item or gift certificate. We are in search of items such as destination and accommodation packages, art work, activity experiences, or your favourite bottle of wine to include on the Wall of Wines  which will be auctioned off during the event. To donate contact events@qms.bc.ca .

When and where is the Gala?
The Gala will be held on Saturday,  February 8, 2020 at the beautiful Chemainus Theatre. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn for anyone interested in staying nearby overnight. 

What do I wear?
Dress is cocktail formal.
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Bronze Sponsors
Silent/Live Auction Donors for 2020
Anonymous
Averill Creek Winery
Back to Back Chiropractic
Bartfai Family
BC Forest Discovery Centre
Berks Intertruck
Blue Groause Estate Winery & Vineyard
Canadian Tire
Chemainus Theatre
Chevy Stevens
Chocolate Pearl
Clark McDaniel
Coast Fibre 
Cobble Hill Dental - Dr. Dustin George
Cowichan Eye Care
Cowichan Valley Citizen
Dell
Deyna Gomez de Barber
Duncan Landes Bowling Centre
Emily Paxman
Encore Limosuine Service
Frank Gordon - Keela Mountain Wear

Fresh Kenny's Fish and Chips
Garyali Architect Ltd.
Hitcase
Jakos/Miranda Family
Jenny McLeod
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group LP
Juan Becerra
Judy Hill Art Gallery
Just Jakes Restaurant
Knappett Construction
Lori & Leif Johansen
Ludvigson Family
Luke Mills
Mary DeLury & Don Bahen
Merridale Craft Distillery
Municipality of North Cowichan
Munro Family
Old Firehouse Wine Bar
Outlooks Menswear Duncan 
Peninsula Co-op
Phillips Brewery
Picard Family  
QMS Maintenance Team
Rachel & Bruce Munro
Resonance Hearing Clinic
Resthouse Sleep Soloutions
Ricoh Canada
Ridgeway & Company Law Firm
Stylesense Furniture
Taylor-Pelton Law Firm
The Fishbowl Cafe
The Ginger Room
The Inland Group
The View Winery
Travis Crockart
Victory Barber & Brand
Volume One Bookstore
Wall Street Clothing
Westcoastees
Westisle Heating & Cooling 
Wild Coast Perfumery
Wiley's Sport Fishing
Willow & Orchid
Work Family
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