Mark your calendar: Gala ball returns Nov. 19
After a three-year hiatus, Victoria’s social event of the season returns to Government House. The lifting of COVID restrictions comes just in time for a special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. Get ready for a grand, glittering party in the ceremonial home of all British Columbians.
The event will feature gourmet creations prepared by Her Honour’s Executive Chef Aleks Kornat, dancing to the music of a live band, and all the elegance, pomp and cirumstance for which the House is famous.
Tickets are $350 per person and tax receipts of $100 will be issued. Other donations are welcome. Here’s how to get your tickets:
- Buy them online now
- Mail a cheque, payable to the Government House Foundation, to 1401 Rockland Ave., Victoria, BC V8S 1V9
- Call Allison Farrell at Government House (250) 880-2301 with your credit card information. Contact Allison by email at Allison.Farrell@gov.bc.ca if you wish to have an invitation sent to a friend or if you havey any further questions.
History of balls at Government House
Balls were once a regular occurrence at Government House, with one held annually, as well as for special State occasions and at Christmas. Traditional balls took place until the early 1980s.
In 2013, the Government House Foundation revived the annual ball to raise funds for Foundation projects and initiatives. Featuring the best of BC food, wine and music the Government House Foundation Gala Ball was so popular and well received it is now held most years in November and is one of the most popular social events of the year.
Here are some photos from the last gala ball:
2019 GRAND BALL
The Government House Foundation’s 2019 Ball was a grand success. Ball patrons savoured gourmet food created by Government House chefs, performances by the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naden Band, the Victoria Police Pipe Band — and the ambiance of our province’s beautiful ceremonial home. Here’s the full photo gallery from the evening. The password is GH2019.