2014 PotashCorp Mayor’s Cultural Gala:
A Home Grown Success Story!
The 8th Annual PotashCorp Mayor’s Cultural Gala, held Saturday, September 20 at TCU Place, brought together the best of Saskatoon talent, cuisine and old fashioned prairie generosity to raise approximately $400,000.00 for the Saskatoon Community Foundation. The funds raised will continue to support Saskatoon charities forever.
Photographs by Jeff Lyons,
The Gala’s theme of “Home Grown” was reflected in every aspect of the evening. From fine locally sourced cuisine to performances by The Fireside Singers, Saskatoon salsa and Eileen Laverty to the huge cartload of fresh produce provided by Co-op, we celebrated the vitality and generosity that make Saskatoon such a wonderful place to live. We were welcomed by His worship, Mayor Donald Atchison. We heard a heartfelt memorial tribute to former SCF Board Chair, Gala Chair and CEO of Concentra Myrna Bentley by current Board Chair and friend Zeba Ahmad. We announced our 2014 Signature Grant of $50,000.00 to friends of the Broadway theatre for renovations to the lobby and concession area for this heritage landmark. We honoured two Cornerstones of the Community, Ms. Dinny Holroyd and Dr. David Kaplan, both of whom have made immeasurable contributions to our community. We even heard from one of our newest Saskatonians, PotashCorp CEO Jochen Tilk. With fine dining, fine wines and spirits, excellent silent and live auction prizes and dancing afterward, the Gala was a great Home Grown success!
Thank you Saskatoon, for once again proving that Saskatoon IS the best community in which to live!