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EPL Gala

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.

Gala Tickets

Buy a ticket to the 2019 EPL Gala: An Evening with General Rick Hillier. All proceeds from the evening will support the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Event Details

An Evening with General Rick Hillier

Support EPL and help make a tremendous impact in your community. All proceeds from the evening will support the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library, one of Edmonton’s most loved and best used community services.

Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre for a sit-down dinner, silent auction, and keynote speech by General Rick Hillier, one of Canada's most celebrated leaders.

Event Details

Edmonton EXPO Centre from 6 to 10 p.m.
Individual tickets - $250 each
Table of ten - $2,250
Sponsored table of ten - $3,000

Sponsorship packages are still available! Please contact Narissa Kanji to learn more and confirm your sponsorship package.

EPL Gala

About General Rick Hillier

General Rick Hillier

Canada's Chief of Defence Staff 2005-2008

Rick Hillier’s passion, leadership and outspoken nature have captured the hearts and minds of Canadians across the country. A man who takes pride in his country, his team and the significance of his mission, General Hillier is one of Canada’s most celebrated leaders.

Hillier tells it like it is – with confidence and a straight-talking manner. As Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada’s highest-ranking position in the Canadian Forces, he oversaw our country’s most important mission in Afghanistan.

Since retiring from that role in the military, he’s become more active in business and community programs, as organizations see the value in learning from and engaging with such a strong leader, motivator and team builder as Rick Hillier. Considered one of Canada’s most charismatic and influential soldiers, General Rick Hillier will challenge convention and inspire pride in being Canadian, all while sharing his trademark Newfoundland charm and humour.

Support EPL

As EPL is preparing to build the next phase of our success story—a new Stanley A. Milner Library—we invite you to help build a better Library for our community.

Silent Auction

We are now gratefully accepting donations for our silent auction. Please contact us at give@epl.ca or (780) 442-9110 to make your contribution now.

Thank you to our generous donors, who ensure the EPL Gala features an amazing array of packages and experiences up for grabs. Stay tuned for the listing of what will available on the night.

Guests at silent auction


Presented by TD Canada Trust
Presented by TD Canada Trust

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.

Emmy Stuebing
Fund Development Manager
(780) 495-0329

2019 Event Sponsors

2019 Table Sponsors

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Your gift today will transform the Stanley A. Milner Library into a space that better meets the growing and changing needs of Edmontonians.

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Past EPL Galas

The EPL Gala returned in 2018 with An Evening with Arlene Dickinson. Thanks to attendees' generosity, we raised over $254,000 to support the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

We would like to thank everyone who helped Make Our Space, selling out the fundraising wall in support of the Makerspace in the new Milner Library.

A few memories from the evening:

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