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 April 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.

Paint the Town Gala

Paint the Town Gala

April 18, 2020

6pm- 12am

La Perla Ballroom

810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster


The UA Gala evening is always one to remember and includes entertainment, full dinner, silent and live auctions and many more fun surprises. Get set to join us for the most colourful celebration of our community yet! Advance Early Bird tickets will be on sale at the school campus prior to the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Winter Performance on Monday, December 9, 2019, as well as at the Massey Theatre ahead of the Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

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.

Ticket Type Ticket Rate
Early Bird Ticket (general seating)* $115
Regular Ticket $125
Early Bird Table (assigned seating for your party of 10)* $1150
Regular Table $1250

*Early Bird rates end February 29, 2020.

Ticket prices include a complimentary drink at Happy Hour from 6-7pm, entertainment and full dinner with wine on the tables. Tickets are on sale now online at

Live Auction Items

Our Gala Procurement Team is currently gathering items for the silent and live auction portions of the event. Do you have tickets to shows or sporting events? Perhaps a timeshare in Mexico or a condo in Whistler that you could contribute for a weekend? Or other fun experiences or items to donate to the auction? If so, donation forms will be coming out with the Friday email soon, or if you'd like to talk to our wonderful team please email to connect and share your ideas.


Does your company sponsor community events, or support non-profit initiatives? If so, sponsorship opportunities are also part of the Urban Academy Gala. Sponsorship levels start at $1,000 and can offer many opportunities for company exposure and other benefits of the event. If you are interested in learning more about possibly sponsoring the Gala or would like more details with regard to these opportunities, please email

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