King's Harvest Banquet & Silent Auction 2018

Donors, sponsors, and attendees of the banquet helped raise $20,331 to help students through scholarships and bursaries at this year's Harvest Banquet. 

On September 29, 305 guests came to the annual Banquet. The gym had been decorated, the lights were on, the tables were set, and the mics were live. What followed was a night of music, conversation, and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

Lori Mohacsy emceed the event introducing such guests as: Jenny McAlister, an alumni and psychologist— who gave an informative talk on the impact of mental health on a community; Ann Vriend, an alumni and musician— whose voice captivated it’s listeners; and Dara-Ann Cruikshank, a second year education student-- whose speech explained the power of scholarships by sharing how she had personally been blessed by the assistance she had received from the King’s community.

While the student ambassadors kept the night running from behind the scenes, donors generously bid on the silent auction items and graciously wrote cheques to support King’s students.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful night! We hope to see you next year!

If you have questions please call 780 465-8314.

Included with your admission:

Silent Auction
Browse and bid on our unique silent auction showcasing talents, treasures, and gifts donated by members of the King's community. The funds raised from the auction items support essential scholarships and bursaries for our amazing students.

After the auction, sit down to a delicious Thanksgiving meal. If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know.

 

Guest speaker
Jenny McAlister (BA ’02) will explore the intriguing world of mental health with her topic: “We are all in this together: The ties between community and mental health.”

Jenny is a registered psychologist providing counselling, psychotherapy, and consultation to various clients through her practice in Edmonton. Jenny also provides clinical supervision and serves as a public member on Alberta’s Mental Health Review Panel. As a proud King’s alumna, Jenny regularly engages with the King’s community, most recently as a matching donor for the Giving Tuesday #JointheResilience campaign supporting King's mental health initiatives. Jenny leads a balanced, active life in Edmonton with her husband and three busy children.

 

Entertainment
Enjoy the striking cords from Ann Vriend ('98) and her band.

Ann is known for her soaring Aretha-esque vocals, and her lyrical and melodic abilities as a songwriter. With a compelling combination of resilience and vulnerability, she delivers her unique brand of gritty, inner-city soul--and sometimes funky old-school dance party.

Coming from Edmonton’s east side, and calling the McCauley inner-city neighbourhood home, Vriend does not shy away from difficult social issues. Instead, she contributes her Canadian brand of R&B in the tradition of soul artists who deliver stunning recordings and performances that are contagiously fun and socially thought provoking.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!