2018 Gala

Flourish – A Gala to Benefit Ridley College

Be Our Guest

Ridley excitedly invites you to our premiere event: Flourish – A Gala to Benefit Ridley College. Join us on Saturday, May 5th for an exquisite evening of food, drink and merriment at Toronto’s iconic Arcadian Court (located on the 8th floor of The Hudson Bay Company’s flagship store in downtown Toronto).
The evening commences at 6:00pm with a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a seasonally-inspired gourmet meal with a wide selection of wine and spirits.
Delight in the charming atmosphere, enhanced by live music and a thrilling live auction.
Dress is black tie optional.

Flourish - A Gala to Benefit Ridley College

When:           Saturday, May 5th
Doors open at 6:00pm
Where: Arcadian Court
401 Bay Street, Toronto
M5H 2Y4
Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (mention Ridley upon booking)
Cost: $425.00 per person
Dress: Black tie optional

Where do proceeds from tickets sales go?

Ridley is non-profit in nature and depends on the generosity of its donors to help the school flourish. Your attendance at the gala will support Ridley’s important efforts to maintain its position as one of the top educational experiences in the country.
Your contributions will enable students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to benefit from a truly transformative Ridley education.
All profits and contributions raised from Flourish will directly benefit current and future generations of Ridleians.

Silent Auction

Even if you’re unable to attend, you will still have the opportunity to contribute!
The silent auction will be available online ahead of the gala and we invite you to explore an array of incredible items. We also encourage you to register as a bidder today. The auction opens on March 1st and enticing items will be added incrementally throughout the Spring.

Pre–Gala Raffle

Congratulations to our two pre-gala raffle winners: David Anderson ’88 and Madelaine (Cole) Higgins ’97! These two alumni continue to show that they are ‘consumed in service,’ with David re-donating his $5,000 prize back to Ridley and Madelaine using her winnings to help friends who are more in need of the cash. The raffle raised more than $14,000 for our school and we’re grateful to all those who participated! Lottery License M 797335.

Our Valued Sponsors

Ridley would like to say THANK YOU for the tremendous support of its gracious event sponsors. Unique sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Mike Moulden '70  or 1-800-590-6569.

Giving Level - Bishop Ridley Circle ($50,000)
Ward Seymour ’74
Giving Level - J.O. Miller Circle ($20,000)
Sponsorship opportunities available.
Giving Level - Headmaster’s Circle ($10,000)
Sponsorship opportunities available.

Giving Level - Ridley Tiger Circle ($5,000)
Matt Picken ’93
Compass Group
Courtyard by Marriott – Niagara Falls
Heart of Niagara Hotels
Relamping Services Canada Ltd.
Additional Sponsors:
Mike Allen ’03
Jim Greenshields ’76
Bill Hutton ’76
Maria Menechella
Mike Moulden ’70­­
Crawford, Smith and Swallow

2018 Gala Committee:

Jim Greenshields ’76
Bill Hutton ’76
Maria Menechella
Committee Members:
Mike Allen ’03
Heidi Burgess
Susan Hazell
Honor McLachlin ’87
Laura Menechella
Michael Moulden ’70
Margy Nitsopoulos-Massis
Valerie Parke
Matt Picken ’93
Jen Roberge
Scott Snowden ’97
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.