Since its inception in 2006, the Edmonton Public Library's annual gala has been and remains our most important fundraising event in support of integral programs and services.
An Evening with General Rick Hillier
Guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and keynote speech by General Rick Hillier, one of Canada's most celebrated leaders on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.
About General Rick Hillier
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff 2005-2008
General Rick Hillier is one of Canada’s most celebrated leaders. As Chief of Defence Staff, Canada’s highest-ranking position in the Canadian Forces, he oversaw Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
Since retiring from the military, General Hillier has been working with organizations across Canada, sharing his experiences and insights into what makes a successful leader.
The EPL Gala would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. We'd like to thank the following partners for their support of the next chapter in our success story—a revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library!
Contact us to see what sponsorship opportunities are available.
Fund Development Manager
2019 Event Sponsors
2019 Table Sponsors
Past EPL Galas
Our annual EPL Gala returned in 2019 with An Evening with General Rick Hillier. Thanks to donors, sponsors, auction contributors and guests, we raised a record-breaking amount of over $267,000 to support the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library.
We would like to thank everyone who helped Finish the Fun! and purchased items for our new Milner Library.
A few memories from the evening: