An Annual Celebration

A significant fundraising event that helps us equip students with the necessary opportunities and materials required for an exceptional education is our Annual Urban Academy Gala. The parent-run Gala Committee plans an exciting evening event in March that truly is helping us to build our dream. Over 250 parents and community members join us for dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions and the always anticipated student art showcase.

Hats Off Gala

Hats Off Gala

March 2, 2019

6pm- 12am

The Aria Banquet Hall

12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey


This year at the Urban Academy Hats Off Gala our community will to come together to toast the exciting adventure that awaits us as we cross the threshold of our new school facility. The UA Gala is always an evening to remember and will include entertainment, full dinner, silent and live auctions and many fun surprises. Find your fanciest hat, bring your friends and be sure to plan for a fun evening, celebrating all that we love about our school as we raise funds to make our new house a home. Get your tickets, invite your friends and plan for a spectacular evening marking this momentous step in the UA journey.

Join us for the Happy Hour celebration from 6pm-7pm to enjoy some special cocktails and entertainment to get the evening going! This year we will once again use Givergy, the automated bidding system with iPads supplied at the event. Please register with Givergy at prior to the Gala to participate in auction bidding.

Ticket Type Ticket Rate
Early Bird Ticket (general seating)* $100
Regular Ticket $110
Early Bird Table (assigned seating for your party of 8)* $800
Regular Table $880

*Early bird rates end Feb 9th.

Ticket prices include a complimentary “Alpinetini” at the Alpine Credits Top Hat Lounge Happy Hour from 6-7pm, entertainment and full dinner with wine on the tables. Tickets are on sale now through your Munchalunch account or at the Administration Office at our Robson Campus.

Live Auction Items Announced!

The Hats Off Gala is a chance to tip our collective hats to how far we've come as a community on this exciting journey of building and growing our dream school! This year our Live Auction items have a specific focus on exciting experiences for all to enjoy:

1. Return Flight for Two to Harrison, BC:

A day trip in a private plane departing from Pitt Meadows Airport and bringing you and a guest to the Sandpiper Resort in picturesque Harrison, BC. While there you will enjoy a delectable lunch and wine at the Sandpiper Clubhouse before your return flight to Pitt Meadows. This not-to-be-missed adventure includes a Go-Pro video of the flight and is the perfect date adventure for a beautiful summer day.

Value: $2600

2. Rejuvenating Whistler Weekend Getaway For Two:

Two nights at a one-bedroom ski in/ski out Aspens on Blackcomb condo (sleeps 4). For an added adventure, pick a seasonal activity with your voucher, either snowmobiling, snowshoeing or ziplining. Enjoy dinner for two at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar and finish the weekend with an escape to the peaceful and natural environment of Whistler’s traditional Scandinave Spa baths.

Value: $2000

3. An Evening of Fine Dining in the Opulence of New Westminster’s Piva Modern Italian: Set your tastebuds alight with one of the following indulgent experiences:

Option 1:

Piva Wine Tasting for you and 20 Guests – Monday or Tuesday night.

1) Exclusive use of restaurant lounge for you and 20 guests.

2) Canapés for 20: Antipasto Platter, Arancini, Wild Boar Meatballs, Crab Cakes, Margherita Pizza.

3) Our sommelier’s selection of 5 wines and a guided tasting.

4) Our wine specialist as your host.

Option 2:

Piva Family style meal and fine wines for 10 guests.

1) Five course family style meal at Piva’s Family dining table.

2) Dinner to include Antipasto, Salad, Pasta, Chef’s Entrée Selection and Desert.

3) Two bottles of Prosecco upon arrival.

4) A $500 wine credit for you to select your own wines.

Value: $2000 – $2500

4. Parking Spot at Urban Academy For One Year:

This is the most coveted piece of real estate in the Lower Mainland! Your very own parking spot on school grounds for one school year, valid from September 2019 to August 2020. This spot is available to the purchaser for any school related reason or event (pick-up and drop-off during school and OOSC hours, Parent Teacher Conferences, field trips, volunteering at the school, any on-site after-hours event). Two parking passes will be issued, which are non-transferrable.

Value: Priceless

We wish to extend a huge Thank You to our generous and committed sponsors.

Top Hat Sponsor

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsors

For more photos from our 2019 Hats Off Gala, click the link below to relive a spectacular evening!



UA Hats Off Gala 2019 Photo Album