It is that time of year again for fun, dance, music, silent and live auctions, entertainment and a delicious dinner on March 28 at the annual Thompson River University grit gala.
This year’s theme is the musical Guys and Dolls, set in the 1930s around New York City mobsters, star-crossed lovers, and high stakes gambling.
TRU GRIT is to thank for this lively gala, it is a group made up of local community members who continually dedicate their time and efforts in promoting the university and supporting its students.
Last year’s event, with the Let’s Go Gatsby theme, raised $25,000 and TRU GRIT’s goal this year is to double it.
This year, proceeds of the event go straight into scholarships and bursaries for local TRU students in the upcoming school year who attend the Williams Lake Campus.
And what better way to support your local university than by showing off your love of themed wardrobes, oldies music, and the lovable absurdity that exists within musicals.
This will all be paired off with great live music from Juno nominated, Maple Blues Award-winners Brandon Isaak and The Twisters, Canada’s Kings of Swing, and local band, Third Degree.
So grab your fedora, wallet and swing dancing shoes and join in on the fun by supporting the students at Williams Lake Thompson Rivers University campus at an evening event you don’t want to miss.
Tickets may be purchased at TRU you can reserve your table or seats by visiting online: tru.ca/williamslake.
Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.