Crystal Ball Gala 2015
Rogers K-Rock Centre was proud to host another Crystal Ball Gala in support of Limestone Learning Foundation on Saturday, October 24th. Over the span of two days, our arena was transformed into Kingston’s most glamorous event venue, with every detail designed to match the theme and aesthetics of the event. Staff and volunteers worked diligently to create an inspiring platform for students and mentors to showcase their decorative talents. More than 750 guests attended the event, with all proceeds going to the Limestone Learning Foundation to continuously support their mentorship program.
After weeks of finalizing event details, preparation started on Thursday evening. Overnight, the arena was converted, ice protected, and the floor covered with 80 tables that were set and decorated with lighting, linens, and beautiful flower bouquets.
A stunning Crystal Chandelier was hung in the center with white draping spread across the ceiling, creating the effect of a spectacular crystal palace. To add to the atmosphere, dinner was served with glowing ice cubes and a fantastic menu from SAVOR… by SMG catering. A stage and display projectors were assembled and decorated with lavender banners in preparation for live performances during the evening.
On the main floor, the atrium area was transformed into the Mentorship Alley where booths and an art exhibition were arranged. A photo booth was also prepared for the guests to capture this special moment.
At the launch of the event, guests were greeted by enthusiastic volunteers, and the sight of skilfully arranged Crystal Ball Banners. Guests were invited into the Mentorship Alley where they enjoyed light refreshments while interacting with student artists and creators to gain insight into their work. The student’s crafts were showcased in the restrooms which had been transformed and decorated with various themes and immense detail to heighten the mood of the event.
At the end of the reception, guests were led into the venue hall and entertained by performances and speeches during their meal. A silent auction of products and services donated by the community were exhibited on two long rows of tables. The guests had the opportunity to show their support for the Foundation through bidding on the impressive collection. CDs made by student artists were also available for purchase in the reception hall. At the end of the night, a live auction was held, and the event ended in high spirit with tremendous support from attendees.
With the help of sponsors, staffs and volunteers, the Limestone Learning Foundation is able to continue helping students pursue their dreams in arts, music, design, radio broadcasting and more. Rogers K-Rock Centre looks forward to hosting similar events in the future and supporting our community to make a positive impact on the Kingston scene.