An Annual Celebration

A significant fundraising event that helps us equip students with the necessary opportunities and materials required for an exceptional education is our Annual Urban Academy Gala. The parent-run Gala Committee plans an exciting evening event in April that truly is helping us to build our dream. Over 250 parents and community members join us for dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and the always anticipated student art showcase.

Our 2023 Gala will be held in person on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam in Coquitlam. It will be a wonderful celebration of the UA Community and an opportunity to integrate student work and talent into the event.

Urban Academy Gala

On May 6, 2023, we will host our annual fundraising gala with a Secret Garden theme. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 21st year in education! More details about our gala can be found at

Urban Academy is excited that the Gala this year will be raising funds to purchase those extras that we would like to have for our students. Specifically, funds raised will purchase items for completing the Let’s Get Moving Campaign, and to convert all of our decks to become spaces to play, climb, connect, relax, study and MOVE!

Tickets for the 2023 Secret Garden gala are on sale now! Ticket packages include an evening full of live entertainment, drinks, dancing, a silent & live auction and more!

tickets on sale now

Sponsorships are now available for the Secret Garden Gala 2023. Please contact if you would like to help support the event in this way.

Live and Silent Auction Items

Our Gala Procurement Team is currently gathering items for the silent and live auction portions of the event. Do you have tickets to shows or sporting events? Perhaps a timeshare in Mexico or a condo in Whistler that you could contribute for a weekend? Or other fun experiences or items to donate to the auction? If so, fill in the donation form and email it to to connect and share your ideas.


Does your company sponsor community events, or support non-profit initiatives? If so, sponsorship opportunities are also part of the Urban Academy Gala. Sponsorship levels start at $1,000 and can offer many opportunities for company exposure and other benefits of the event. If you are interested in learning more about possibly sponsoring the Gala or would like more details with regard to these opportunities, please email

Thank You To Our 2023 Gala Sponsors

We are grateful for the families, community and businesses that support Urban Academy. The annual UA Gala is fortunate to have members of our community take part as event sponsors. Thank you to these 2023 Gala Sponsors who contribute to making our gala an incredible success:

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For more photos from our 2022 Gala, click the link below to relive a spectacular evening!

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