The Highest Peak Gala Virtual Spring Event – April 27, 2021

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The Highest Peak Gala Virtual Spring Event is coming soon.
Tuesday, April 27th – 7pm MST. Hosted by Kelly VanderBeek.
Learn more at

This Tuesday, April 27 – Bringing the Racing Community Together ! Alberta Alpine’s premier Fundraising Event.

Join us LIVE for the YouTube Broadcast of the Highest Peak Gala this Tuesday night at 7pm MST hosted by Kelly VanderBeek and our own Pat Gillespie. Access the Broadcast through

It‘s been a year unlike any other and we’re starving for what makes ski racing here great – coming together to socialize, tell stories, and to get things done for the sake of the sport and its athletes. The Highest Peak Gala typically marks the start of the season, but we’ve adapted and will use the occasion to celebrate the personalities of the sport and what we were able to accomplish as we near the end of this COVID season. We’re coming together online, but we’ve worked hard to capture that special essence of this popular event!

With Canmore resident, Sport Broadcaster, and former Canadian World Cup podium winner VanderBeek at the helm, the evening will be entertaining and action packed.

Looking for Great Experiences and Gear?

The Gala always delivers with the Silent Auction, and this year is no different. We’re going online at with rare and unique items and adventures that will put you into the middle of the action. And if you need to shop for snow or other gear, you won’t be disappointed. Bidding will open at noon on Friday April 22, with updates and reminders on social media and broadcast throughout the evening – especially for the showstoppers! AASA’s 50/50 Raffle starts at the same time will be drawn for as well during the evening, and there will be plenty of ‘Donate Now’ buttons to contribute what you can for the evening and the Association’s programs. Of course, the Wine and Chocolate Raffle is a must!

The Leader Board – our Athletes!

Alberta Alpine and Ski Cross Team Athletes will be featured throughout the evening and will provide us Dryland Training Tips and reflect on their season.

There will be feature interviews with SX World Cup Crystal Globe Winner Reese Howden and with AST Grad Cassidy Gray who rocketed into the results in her World Cup debut season!

Celebrating our Ski Community—Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame!

Join us in honouring five incredible members of our sport into the CRSRHOF 2020 induction ceremony. First awarded in 1968, the CRSRHOF is a legacy event, honouring life-long dedication to ski racing by Jim Read, Judy Dickson-Foster, Ethyl Lumby, Claudio Berto and Bob Leitch with the goal to support future champions in the province, and all proceeds invested into Alberta ski racing programs.

Sporting Life – our partner!

Challenging to do our popular Sporting Life ski-fashion show with our Team members this year, so instead, we’re going into Sporting Life’s back-shop for equally entertaining tips on preparing your gear for summer storage.

Outline of the Evening:

18:55       Log in to the online Highest Peak Gala Platform

19:00       Welcome

19:41       Closing Remarks and Thank you’ s.

19:50       Opening of Break-out Rooms, social, and some surprises.

20:30       Wrap up of the Hosted Break-out Rooms and activities.


Supporting the Event and the Athletes of Alberta Alpine Ski Association

There are many ways to help support the event as an Individual or an Organization – all of which would be greatly appreciated.

Donate what you Can! There will be ‘Donate Buttons’ on the store and auction site during the broadcast.

We’ll still accept Donations of Auction Items or experience packages appropriate for the ski community, particularly ones that highlight your business!

Still have room for Sponsors for Portions of the Online Broadcast, Introduction of the Alberta Teams, and Awards Presentation. Promote your organization by highlighting that the show was brought to an expected audience of a thousand people by your support.

Donation Matching. Match all or portions of donations made by attendees for a portion or all the evening.

Sponsor as Presenter the Online Auction!

Have your organization highlighted to the audience on online Billboards throughout the evening.

For more details and information, contact Gregg Ferguson at 403-660-3471 or

If you already know what you would like to donate, please provide the following information and forward to or


Organization’s Name:

Item Description of what you are Donating:

Donated by:

Contact phone:

Contact email:

Estimated Value:

Reserve Bid and amount if desired:

Pick up location, details:

Photos or Links of or to item:


Event is live at 7pm MDT 4/27/2021 at

Auction and Raffles go live Friday Noon MDT through to 755pm show night at