Special Events

Info session night February 20th

If you have a child involved in the school’s musical, band, Bardolators, debates, dance, art exhibits or any of the myriad of activities that take place in the auditorium, you need to attend this meeting. The new auditorium will completely revitalize the current performing arts’ offering at RWA.

By now you’ve heard that the Foundation is in a capital campaign mode, that we’re raising funds for a state-of-the-art auditorium but … you’re not sure about the details. That’s why we’ve organized an evening to share our plans (both from an architectural and financial point of view), give you a progress report and discuss how you could play a vital role in implementing next steps. We’ve also invited Abe Gonshor, Board member of the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, who will share with us the findings of the study undertaken by the Segal Center:
The Impact of the Performing Arts on Youth.

This meeting will be held in the auditorium on
February 20th at 7:00pm – no need to RSVP!

For more information, contact Laurie Rossitto-Abrams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Roch Carrier 2

Royal West Academy Foundation
– Sharing the stage with you! -

All those who attended the event on November 28 with author Roch Carrier will agree: it was a truly magical and special evening. One of those “once in a lifetime” experience. The evening started with former parent Lillian Safdie playing the piano, followed by a selection of music played by the RWA Honour Band including a toe-tapping rendition of Hockey Night in Canada. Guests were also entertained by the antics of the RWA hockey team charging on stage to remove the Maple Leaf jersey off of band member Michael Lottner and wrestling him into a Canadiens one!

But of course the real star was Mr. Carrier himself. His reading of his classic and well-loved story The Hockey Sweater was delightful and entertaining. During the question and answer session, he turned each answer into a story telling moment.

Twenty lucky winners had a chance to meet Mr. Carrier at a private reception after, when he inscribed a personal message of their choice in the books they had won.

Click here to see pictures from the event