Black & Gold 2017 Welcomes CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy – Allan Bush as title sponsor of KWAG’s premier event



Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) is pleased to announce that CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy Allan Bush will be the title sponsor for its major fundraising event, Black & Gold, to take place on Thursday, 19 October from 5:30 pm at Bingemans, located at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive in Kitchener.


“CIBC Private Wealth Management is very pleased to support Black & Gold and the incredible programming and exhibitions of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. We believe that our region benefits immensely from the Gallery and that art is vital to a vibrant community,” said Allan Bush, First Vice President & Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy “And to top that off: Black & Gold is a really fun evening!”


The evening will feature a reception with cash bar, dinner with complimentary wine, live entertainment, the wildly popular 50/50 draw, the silent and art auctions (this year powered by Givergy; learn more at and a live auction featuring the incomparable Martin Julien, Auctioneer.


“We are delighted to welcome CIBC Private Wealth Management and CIBC Wood Gundy as title sponsors of our major annual fundraiser and to see leadership in supporting contemporary art,” said KWAG Executive Director Shirley Madill. “The Gallery raises over 50 percent of its operating budget annually and Black & Gold contributes over $55,000 each year which supports exhibitions, education and public programming. Black & Gold is critical to our ability to continue serving our community as we’ve done for over 60 years.”


Tickets for the event are offered at an early bird rate of $130 per person or $1,000 for a table of 8.  Prices go up August 1st – $145 per person and $1,120 for a table of 8.  Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite.


Established in 1956, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) emphasizes contemporary art, is Waterloo Region’s oldest and largest public art gallery, has more than 4,000 works in its Permanent Collection, and offers creative and artistic experiences for adults, children and families. KWAG connects people and ideas through art, drawing the community together into a shared experience of art that moves from sight to insight by making art accessible for all ages and all segments of society. The Gallery is located within Centre In The Square.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery acknowledges that we are located on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We are on the traditional territory of the Attawanadron, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples.



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