The Winters College Dining Hall has been a cornerstone of the College community for over 40 years. It is one of only two remaining grand rooms out of the original seven constructed during the 1960s. Over time, and with campus expansion, each of the others were systematically deemed obsolete and turned into classrooms, labs, and offices. These historic sites, widely used by students and faculty alike as educational and social spaces, served the College community for decades—our goal is to ensure the continuation of the Winters Dining Hall for many years to come.
The Office of the Master, Winters College, is proud to announce the Winters Gala Fundraiser, an evening of performance to raise awareness and funds for the preservation and renovation of student space in the College. The list of performers – all faculty, alumni and current students – is impressive! We have renowned musician Ron Westray (formerly with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and Wynton Marsalis), internationally acclaimed A cappella group Cadence (Juno nominated), Rita di Ghent (two-time “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” nominee, National Jazz Awards), Ori Dagan (CBC’s “Canada’s Next Top Crooner” Award), the Celtic Ensemble directed by Sherry Johnson (two-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Championship), and Casey Sokol (OCUFA Award), as well as the York University Gospel Choir, the Winters A cappella Choir WIBI, Brian Katz and the Klezmer Band – among many others. We are deeply indebted to all of these performers for coming forward in support of this event!
The evening begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday March 22nd to showcase some of our talented students. At 7:00pm we’ll begin with the headliners, and the main program will run until 10:00pm.
Tickets are on sale now!!!
$10 for students, $50 for guests (faculty, staff, alumni and visitors), and are available in the Office of the Master, 121 Winters College.