Let’s Go Gatsby TRU gala coming up

The Thompson Rivers University fundraising gala is coming up on Saturday, March 29 at the Williams Lake campus.

Let’s Go Gatsby, with all the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s is the theme for the third annual Thompson Rivers University fundraising gala coming up on Saturday, March 29 at the Williams Lake campus.

The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of March Hare along with a live and silent auction.

Tickets are $120 per person and are available at TRU with all proceeds going to support scholarships for students taking higher education in Williams Lake.

The event is organized by TRU GRIT, a group of business individuals dedicated to giving back to their community by raising money for student scholarships and awards.

This year the group hopes to raise $30,000 for the fund.

TD Bank has been named a Gold level sponsor, donating $5,000 towards this year’s fundraising event.

The past few galas have raised $50,000, enough to offer 22 local students scholarships and awards.