TRU Splash of Colour gala set for Saturday, March 2

Splash of Colour is the theme for Thompson Rivers University's scholarship fundraiser coming up in Williams Lake Saturday, March 2.

Splash of Colour is the theme for this year’s Thompson Rivers University north scholarship fundraiser coming up in Williams Lake Saturday, March 2.

The event takes place in the TRU auditorium.

The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing along with a live and silent auctions.

“The appetizers this year will be done by R2H Foodservice and New World Coffee and Tea House,” says Jacquie Johnston, TRU marketing and recruitment co-ordinator. “The desserts are coming from M&M Meat Shops and this years dinner service will be catered by Carmen’s at the Ramada Hotel.

Other than that she says they are keeping the menu under wraps for now.

Johnston says last year’s TRU Grit Gala raised $40,000. for entrance scholarships and awards for prospective students attending TRU in Williams Lake.

“Five high school students have already received concurrent studies awards and have enrolled in first year university courses,” Johnston says.

“The students will receive dual credit towards high school and university.”

Tickets for this year’s gala March 2 are $95 each and can be purchased at TRU or PMT Chartered Accountants.

Other award and scholarship opportunities can be found on the TRU website at www.tru.ca/williamslake