A short time ago, the Board of Governors of St Stephen’s College met to review plans for our 2016 Chancellor’s Gala. We considered the fundraising environment in Edmonton at the moment, noting the current challenges faced by our Alberta economy, the impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires and our need to care for and support the people of that community, and the responses of other charities in the area. Based on this review, the Board determined it would be best to postpone this year’s Gala to a future date when the environment is more positive.

We are very grateful for your early interest and support of this year’s Gala, and of the work of the College it has supported for the past several years.