The Mayor's Gala for the Arts-Sept.28, 2019

Our Generous Gala Sponsors


Platinum  $5000+          

City of Merritt    


Gold  $1500+

TNRD – Area M        

TNRD – Area N

Merritt Printing

Anonymous Sponsor for Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society


Silver   $1000+

            Nicola Stockbreeders Association

            Private Sponsor #1 (Private donation)

 Private Sponsor #2 (Private donation)


Bronze   $500+ 

Aspen Planers
Best-Valu Glass
Community Futures Nicola Valley
David L. Brown CFP RRC
Heidi Joy Brown RMT
HUB International Merritt
Joan Hallbauer
Libby Dybikowski
Merritt Morning Market
Tibar Construction
Anonymous, dinner for volunteers



General Sponsors 

Over 50 individuals and businesses supported the Gala by purchasing $100 tickets, donating services, supplies and prizes. The businesses included: 


Corbett Lake Lodge

Double Take Beauty Bar

Hack Electric




Cash Donations

Corbett Lake Lodge
Interior Savings Credit Union
Prize Donations:
Black's Pharmacy
Brandi Porada, Arbonne Representative
City Furniture
Creature Comforts
Double Take Beauty Bar
Hack Electric
Melody Simon, Remax Realtor
Nicola Valley Fall Fair 

Our Individual General Sponsors are equally valued, but not listed due to privacy concerns, as permission to publish personal names was not part of the ticket process.


SOLD OUT! Thanks to all our supporters!

The Gala Evening

The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts will showcase our local talent and raise funds for local participating organizations.  The Gala will take place on September 28th at the Civic Centre, presenting Michael Perkins and the Playmor Junction Big Band.  This 18-piece band will be playing popular swing music from the 40’s to 60’s.  There will be a dance floor and opportunities for dancers to win prize money for local non-profit groups.  The evening includes a banquet, cash bar, art show and local entertainers.

Lead-up Events

Dance lessons and competitions

Friday night street mall events

Spirit Square events

NV Fall Fair art and photo entries


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Helpers Wanted

To make this event into the stunning success that we all want for our community, it takes many helping hands.  Check here for a list of ways you can help.  To volunteer, email    

 The Gala Program 


4:30 Doors open for Social Hour (Room 2/3):

Appetizers, Cash bar

Silent Auction, Art Show with People’s Choice voting, Photos,

5:45 Gala Room open for seating

6:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

6:15 Dinner service

            Salads served at tables

            Main Course - Guides will escort each table in turn to the buffet.         

7:30 Tribute to past Mayors and Awards Presentations

8:00 – 11:00 Music and Dance – Playmor Junction Big Band

            Prizes and Awards throughout the evening

10:00 Last call for purchase of bar tickets,

10:30 Last call for Bar

Please don’t drink and drive.


The Gala Menu 

Wondering what's for dinner?

- barbecued beef, with vegetarian alternative 

- roasted potatoes and fall vegetables

- salad, bread basket and choice of two desserts (one is gluten free)

This Banquet has been prepared for you by:

·     Appetizers& Salads:   Barbara Sayles and Friends

·     Bread and butter:        Brambles Bakery & Cafe

·     Main Course:              Carnivore Catering (Adam Sanders)

·     Desserts:                    Mary's Corner Cafe & Catering

·     Coffee:                       Starbucks


Special thanks for the Nicola Stockbreeders Association

for the donation to buy the excellent BC beef!


Gala Banquet Service:  

  • Bar Service: Nicola Valley Rodeo Association  
  • Table Service: MSS Girls Rugby Team
  • Specialty Drinks Bar: City Councillor Adam Etchart and Friends