30th Anniversary Gala

We’ve heard a lot of stories over the past 30 years.

Stories about challenge, about success, and about fortitude. This fall, join us in celebrating these stories and our shared history from the past three decades.

To celebrate its 30 years of service for immigrants and low-income Calgarians, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society will be hosting an anniversary gala on October 30th, 2018 entitled One World Many Stories.

This event will commemorate the Society’s three decades of history and growth from a consultation and translation service in Forest Lawn to one of the city’s prominent language, employment, and settlement service providers. With three facilities, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has supported over 250,000 newcomers from 75 diverse backgrounds since its opened its doors in 1988.

Attendees of One World Many Stories can expect speeches from members of government, musical performances, stories of
success, student awards, and a multicultural buffet filled with global flavours.

On the upcoming event Dr. Sally Zhao, the Society’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Our main purpose is to expand the help and continue to prepare newcomers to be active members of society. This event is an opportunity for us to reflect on how we build and serve our community for an even better world.”

One World Many Stories will be held on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at the Coast Plaza Hotel with networking at 5:00 PM and the program starting shortly after at 6:00 PM. Proceeds from this event, which is open to all members of the public, will be used to support much-needed language, career, and counselling programs.

Early Bird Tickets are available until September 15th and can be purchased by going online to https://www.immigranteducation.ca/gala.

With three facilities, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has  supported over 250,000 newcomers from more than 75 languages through various levels of English, career, and integration activities both in-house and online and employs over 180 staff and 200+ volunteers.

What To Expect?

  • Welcoming address from members of government
  • Multicultural buffet with global flavours
  • Multimedia stories of success from students and alumni
  • Music from beloved community members
  • Performances celebrating multi-ethnic backgrounds
  • Awarding of the Salim M. Sindhu Memorial Scholarship
  • Recognition of student excellence


Email us: 30thGala@immigrant-education.ca