On Saturday, May 4, 2024, the Elmwood community came together for the 2024 Elmwood Gala – In Full Bloom. At its heart, the Elmwood Gala was a celebration of the Elmwood community with current and past parents, alumni, sponsors and friends gathering to raise a glass, enjoy a delicious meal and to dance the night away. 

Also the school’s largest fundraiser, the event raised an incredible $200,000 for the creation of a new learning commons, which will bring Student Success, University Guidance and Library Resources together in one best-in-class space. It is through initiatives like this that our school continues to foster an environment of learning and discovery for all our students Pre-K to Grade 12, and  generations to come. 

Our deepest gratitude to Gala Patron, Jamilah Taib Murray ‘82, whose unwavering support and dedication to our school community continue to inspire us all. A heartfelt thank you to Simran Kochar, Gala Committee Chair, and the dedicated members of the Gala Committee. Your tireless efforts in organizing this event have been instrumental in its success, and we are immensely grateful for your hard work and dedication.

To our Table Hosts, Corporate Sponsors and each and every guest – we extend our sincerest appreciation. Your generosity and commitment to our school's mission have made this year’s Gala possible, and we are deeply thankful for your ongoing support. Thank you all for your presence, your paddle raises, and your commitment to our school's vision. 

The event received excellent coverage in the Ottawa Citizen’s Social Scene by Ashely Fraser. Read the article here

See all the photos from the evening here

​2024 Gala Committee

Simran Kochar (Chair)

Roger Barliszen, Antonia Betts, Zhifang Cao, Denise Carruthers, Rocio Darevic, Pragash Krishnamoorthy, Clara Nehme, Shella Mithani, Nimroz Thawer, Nooren Thawer, Jenn Whiten