Thank you to everyone who supported the Georgian Dream Gala – An Evening of Innovation on Nov. 7, 2014 at Casino Rama. You helped us raise $145,000 for awards and scholarships for Georgian students!

Please enjoy the photo slideshow below.


Thank you to our Dream Gala sponsors and partners

Dinner sponsor

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Venue sponsor


Awards and scholarships sponsor


Signature cocktail sponsor


Cocktail reception entertainment sponsor




GC CLASSIC Signage 2013

Guest gift sponsor

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Print sponsor


Special thanks to our venue sponsor, Casino Rama.A seating area in a lobby under a vaulted ceiling

Welcome to the home of big time excitement!

Casino Rama™ creates the perfect entertainment experience, blending hot casino action, luxury accommodation, fine dining and big-name concerts. As one of the province’s premier entertainment destinations, the casino features over 2,500 of the latest slot machines and more than 110 gaming tables including an 11-table poker room.

When it’s time to take a break from the action, Casino Rama’s eight unique restaurants and all-suite hotel with full-service spa are just the ticket. If it’s a group outing, corporate getaway or a special event you’re planning, our dedicated team will help plan the perfect day in our flexible 16,000-square-foot conference space.

Casino Rama is an outstanding corporate neighbour providing ongoing local support through our Casino Rama Cares community program. Since 1996, more than $12-million has been provided to assist local organizations, agencies and charities.

For more information and directions, please visit www.casinorama.com.


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Are you interested in supporting awards and scholarships for deserving students as a sponsor of the 2014 Georgian Dream Gala – An Evening of Innovation? Please review our sponsorship package.

If you have any questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Knight at 705.728.1968, ext. 5446 or Stephanie.Knight@georgiancollege.ca.

Ticket sales and registration

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Tickets are $500 per person or $5,000 for a table of 10.

To register for individual tickets or a corporate table at the Georgian Dream Gala, there are two options:

  1. Online registration and payment.
  2. Complete the Georgian Dream Gala registration form and submit it by email, fax or mail with a cheque or credit card payment. Details are provided on the form.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Catharine Losier at 705.728.1968, ext. 1210 or Catharine.Losier@georgiancollege.ca.

The evening’s entertainment is a compilation of exciting acts that includes Georgian students, community partners, a popular Canadian personality and a Juno award-winning musician.

MC Suhana Meharchand
Host CBC News Now


A two-time Gemini Award nominee, Suhana has hosted numerous CBC News programs, including Saturday Report and weekend programs on CBC Newsworld. She hosted the CBC regional news program in Toronto for five years.

Heavily involved in the community, Suhana’s many community activities include Performers for Literacy, Gems of Hope, Redwood Shelter for Women and Children, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Princess Margaret Breast Cancer Centre.

Suhana has won awards from the Columbus International Film & Video Festival as well as the New York Film and TV Festival. She is the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.

Headliner Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell

Singer-songwriter Kim Mitchell is a true Canadian rock icon who has achieved gold and multi-platinum status over a long and storied career, starting early on as leader of the musically eclectic Max Webster, a band who in the late 70’s defined “alternative” and “independent” long before the words became cliché.

Post-Max Webster, Mitchell has sold over 1.5 million recordings and toured constantly over a lengthy solo career that remains creatively vibrant to this day. Along the way, he won three Juno Awards for “Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year”, “Album of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year”. In the late 70’s and through all of the 80’s, Kim toured the largest arenas in the country and today continues to perform at festivals, casinos and performing arts theatres nationally.

He is a gifted and peer-respected guitar player as well as an acclaimed songwriter, having penned and recorded classic hits like ‘Go For Soda,’ ‘Rock N Roll Duty,’ ‘Patio Lanterns,’ ‘I am a Wild Party,’ ‘Easy To Tame’ and ‘All We Are,’ to name just a few – all songs that have become part of the Canadian musical landscape.

Reception entertainment Code Blue

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Code Blue was formed in 2008 through the Barrie medical community as a fundraising band to support local charities and the arts community. The members of the band are:

  • Scott Mackenzie, lead singer/guitar – Surgeon at RVH
  • Paul Wilson, piano/guitar/singer – Emergency doctor at RVH
  • Jim Delaney, lead guitar/saxophone/singer – Surgeon at RVH
  • Shawn Murray, drums – spouse of RVH doctor
  • Gary Murray, bass – sibling of band member

Thanks to everyone who has made a donation to our live and silent auctions!

Live auction donors

  • Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers
  • Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Georgian College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
  • Mike and Lesley Stollery
  • Radisson Sudbury
Silent auction donors
  • Barrie Colts Junior Hockey Ltd.
  • Blue Mountain Resort
  • Brand Blvd.
  • Rob Butler
  • Casino Rama
  • Steve Chantler, Chantler Transport Inc.
  • Chelsea Chocolates
  • Neil Chomos, BFit Personal Training
  • Cineplex Media
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering
  • Georgian Athletic and Fitness Centre
  • Georgian Bay Airways
  • Georgian College Part-time Studies
  • Georgian College Dental program
  • Georgian College Digital Photography and Imaging program
  • Georgian College Fine Arts, Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Georgian College Hair Studio
  • Georgian College Owen Sound Campus
  • Georgian College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
  • Georgian Spa and Esthetics Clinic
  • Grace Adele
  • Tim Higgins, I Need A Drone
  • H.J. Phaff Motors
  • i.d. Hair Studio
  • Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion
  • Ali Khonsari, Image Dental Laboratory Ltd.
  • Larche Communications
  • Martin House Art
  • John Marvin, POI Business Interiors
  • Metroland North Media Group
  • Michael and Marion’s
  • Jon Montgomery
  • Graydon Oldfield
  • Captain Phil Pilgrim
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Skyline Hotels and Resorts
  • Snow Valley Barrie
  • Squire John’s Ski Shop
  • Taboo Muskoka
  • The Barrie Country Club
  • The Last Class Bar & Grill
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
  • Toronto Raptors
  • John Winkels
  • YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
  • York Regional Police

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Stephanie Knight, Manager, Resource Development, 705.728.1968, ext. 5446 or Stephanie.Knight@georgiancollege.ca.

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