Black & Gold | 19 October 2017

The annual fundraiser for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, presented by CIBC Private Wealth Management & CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush.

Black and Gold is the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

Did you know that the Gallery raises 50% of its operating budget through fundraising, individual donors, earned income and sponsorship?  This event contributes $55 000 a year to exhibitions, education and public programming.

We are thrilled to welcome CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy – Allan Bush as title sponsors of this year’s event.

“CIBC Private Wealth Management is very pleased to support Black & Gold and the incredible programming and exhibitions of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. We believe that our region benefits immensely from the Gallery and that art is vital to a vibrant community,” said Allan Bush, First Vice President & Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) is Waterloo Region’s leading public art gallery. Our mission is connecting people and ideas through art; we achieve this through first-rate exhibitions by national and international artists and by making art accessible for all ages and all segments of society. Thanks to generous corporate support from Sun Life Financial, admission to the Gallery is free.

KWAG is a registered charity (#107579674RR0001) and not-for-profit organization that has been serving the community for sixty years. Learn more about how you can support our work for art and community by being a Black & Gold sponsor or donor.

Thank you in advance for your support - we look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 event!


Annette Woloszyn
Chair Black and Gold Committee


Meet Our Master of Ceremonies - Robin Mazumder 

We're honoured to welcome Robin Mazumder to Black & Gold as this year's Master of Ceremonies. Robin is a Vanier scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Waterloo where he is studying the psychological impacts of urban design. His research is inspired by his passion for urbanism as well as his front line experience working as an occupational therapist in mental health. As an impassioned advocate for inclusive urban design, his commitment to community building shines through all his work, which includes developing inclusive programming for youth with disabilities and consulting on issues related to health, wellness and poverty in cities across Canada.

Learn more about Robin Mazumder.




Featured Entertainment - The Ernie Kalwa Jazz Quartet

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.

October 19th, 2017 5:30 PM   through   10:00 PM
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7

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