UBC Reports
October 31, 1996

Alumni achievements marked at gala dinner

The Alumni Association and Athletic and Sport Services Dept. are joining forces to host a gala dinner saluting the achievements of UBC graduates.

The dinner will honor winners of the UBC Alumni Awards and inductees into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.

The Alumni Awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding achievements. Among those being honored this year are Alzheimer's researcher Prof. Emeritus Edith McGeer, one of the founders of UBC's Alma Mater Society, Evelyn Lett, and former head of Athletics, Bob Hindmarch.

Inductees into the university's Sports Hall of Fame, which salutes the individuals and teams who have contributed to the university's long history of sports excellence, include Father David Bauer and the 1947/48 men's basketball team.

One individual, 10-time Big Block winner and former Alumni Association president Charlotte Warren, is doubly honored. Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, she will also be awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service award from the Alumni Association.

With its theme, Celebrating Excellence Through Achievement, the 1996 UBC Alumni Achievement and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Monday, Nov. 18 at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Between 800 and 1,000 people are expected to attend.

The events will be hosted by journalist Allan Fotheringham and educator Rick Hansen is the keynote speaker. Both are UBC graduates. Dinner chair is UBC Chancellor William Sauder.

Among the many prizes that will be awarded to dinner-goers are a $12,000 trip to London and Berlin on the Concorde, a flight for two anywhere in Western Canada Air Canada flies, and the use of the Molson Suite for a Thunderbirds hockey game. Two Grizzlies tickets will be given away at each table.

Net dinner proceeds will be used to support UBC Alumni and Athletic scholarships, bursaries and development. BC TEL is lead sponsor of the event.

Tickets for the dinner are $125 plus tax. For more information, call event organizers Portfolio at 685-4888, Athletics at 822-8205 or the Alumni Association at 822-3313.