University of Regina announces President's Centennial Gala for College Avenue Campus restoration
News Release Release Date: May 4, 2011 12:00 p.m.
The University of Regina will hold a President's Centennial Gala to celebrate 100 Years of Excellence in Education, and to raise funds to help revitalize the College Avenue Campus.
The celebratory evening, with food, drink and entertainment will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza. Unique experiences will be on live and silent auction - from private golf lessons with Hank Haney and high performance driving lessons in Arizona, to Harry Potter family fun and west coast fishing. Tickets for the black tie optional event are $250 and include a donation to the University.
The College Avenue Campus has been the foundation of education in Regina for the past century. In 1911, 27 students began their education at Regina College, and construction began on buildings on the north side of Wascana Lake, west of Broad Street.
"These buildings, originally known as Regina College, are an important link to our heritage, and they are also an important part of the University's future," says University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor, Vianne Timmons. "I'm very pleased that we're proceeding with the restoration and revitalization of these buildings for the benefit of students and the wider community."
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