Black & Gold | Thursday 18 October

Save the date for KWAG's annual gala fundraising event at Bingeman's. Presented by CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy Allan Bush.


Black and Gold is the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s biggest fundraising event of the year, contributing $50,000 a year to exhibitions, education and public programming.

We are thrilled to announce the return of CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy – Allan Bush as the title sponsor for Black & Gold, which will take place at Bingeman's on Thursday 18 October, 2018. Allan Bush will also serve as our Master of Ceremonies for this year's event!

Black and white photograph of Allan Bush, a smiling man in suit and glasses standing partway up a staircase with a tiled lobby visible in the backgroundMeet your Master of Ceremonies

Allan Bush, First Vice-President and Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in Waterloo puts community at the forefront of everything he does. He hosts the daily radio show, The Wood Gundy Money Minute with Allan Bush, at 8:05am on 98.5FM and is involved in many local charities including The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Pinball Clemons Foundation and Mary’s Place, to name a few. He has also played an instrumental role in the development of girls basketball in the KW region through involvement with the TriCounty Thunder and KW Lightning for over 17 years. Learn more at 


Photo of saxophonist Ernie Kalwa in a black tuxedo and black fedora, holding his saxophone

Featured Performer

Also returning to Black & Gold for 2018 is the Ernie Kalwa Jazz Quartet, which will provide the perfect soundtrack for our cocktail hour. The leader and founder of the Royal City Saxophone Quartet, Ernie Halwa is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Mathematics and Music. A native of Peterborough, Ernie now calls Elora home. He played his first professional gig at age 14, and has been active in dance bands, concert bands, Dixieland, R&B, and saxophone quartets ever since. He studied saxophone at Humber College with Pat LaBarbera, and later in North Carolina with James Houlik, and has played in numerous bands and traveled to many jazz events and festivals throughout the United States and Canada. His many influences include Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, and Hank Mobley.





Tickets are on sale now | $145 for individual tickets or $1120 for a Table of Eight

October 18th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7
Black & Gold 2018 - Individual Ticket $ 145.00
Black & Gold 2018 - Table of 8 $ 1,120.00