A Message from the 2017 Gala Chair
It is my pleasure and honour to chair the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017. This edition of the gala, the signature fundraiser for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, is happening in a year that bears witness to the unprecedented intersection of three important anniversaries. McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017 is not only an occasion to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Canada and 150th birthday of our nation, but also, the end of the 50th anniversary of the McMichael that started on July 8th 2016. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of death of Tom Thomson, who had a marked influence on the Group of Seven, and whose memory is alive and well at the McMichael. He is represented at the gallery not only by his timeless paintings but also by his shack that sits on the grounds of the McMichael.
On June 3rd, 2017, we will transform the gallery once again into a magical space where art and nature enhance each other’s beauty. Our guests will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and hear the luthiers who have crafted the guitars featured in the McMichael Group of Seven Guitar Project, play the guitars that have been inspired by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, together on stage.
Our heartfelt thanks go to our presenting sponsor, Assante Wealth Management Group of Seven Wealth Advisors, as well as all the other sponsors who have made this historic celebration possible. Our committee is working hard to ensure this gala will be a phenomenal fundraising success, and we cannot wait to see you at the McMichael on June 3rd 2017 to celebrate the art of Canada together.
Chair, McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017
McMichael Board Trustee – April 2010 to March 2017