At St. Mary's Academy, we take pride in our alumnae who model excellence and service in their personal and professional lives.

Postponed Marian Awards Gala – ANNOUNCING NEW DATE & NEW VENUE

Dear valued St. Mary's Academy community members,

We wish to inform you that our upcoming Marian Awards Gala, which was scheduled for May 5, 2023, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We are pleased to announce our new date and venue, on Saturday, October 28th 2023, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

We understand that many of you have already purchased tickets or sponsorships for this event, and we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support. Please be assured that we will be in touch and look forward to hosting you on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.

Thank you for your continued support of St. Mary's Academy, which ensures our 154-year legacy of leadership in learning, faith, and service remains solid with a bright future ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact our Advancement Manager Kaylene Kessler at if you have any questions or concerns.

Together in the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary,

The SMA Foundation


Individual Tickets

Enjoy an evening of celebration, dining, and community building while raising funds for the Academy. Each individual ticket is $200. A portion of the ticket price is eligible for a charitable tax receipt after the event. Your gala ticket includes admission to the After Party that takes place immediately following the gala. Tickets are available for purchase below or call 204-478-6031.

After Party Tickets

Enjoy music spun by DJ K Chedda, dancing, and good fun after the gala. The After Party kicks off at 10 PM and concludes at midnight. After Party tickets are $50 each and are not be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. After Party Tickets are available for purchase below or call 204-478-6031.


A variety of sponsorship levels are available. To view the sponsorship opportunities please scroll down or call 204-478-6031. Your sponsorship includes admission to the After Party that takes place immediately after the gala. The After Party takes place from 10 PM to midnight.

Torch Presenting Sponsor - $10000 Level

Flame Sponsor - $5000 Level

Tartan Sponsor - $2500 Level

Purchase Tickets and/or Sponsorships

Event Details

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

More details to come.


For questions regarding any element of the Marian Awards Gala, please contact Kaylene Kessler at 204-478-6031 or

We hope to see you on October 28th!

Past Marian Award Recipients


Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic


Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic


Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic


The Sisters of Charity of Montreal, "Grey Nuns"


Dr. Diane Clare '69

Cheryl Prokopanko (Balaberda '72)

Brigitte Sandron (Van Ginkel '77)

Melissa Serbin '01


The Class of 1965


Marylyn Gibney, SNJM

Susanne Parent '81


Gwen Buccini (Pucci ’67)

Marianna Carol Hryniuk-Adamov ’72


Leanne Boyd '69

Kellie O'Rourke '76


Dr. Leisha Strachan ’92

Janine Stephens (Hanson ’01)


Crystal Kolt (Klapecki '78)

R.H. (Bob) Vandewater 


Barbara Clubb '65

Ann Hodges '82


Christine Butterill (Keegan '60)

Susan Devine '68


Kimberly Prost '76


Stella Jo Dean (Kozak '43)

Joan Harland (Gr. 11 '32 and SMA College '33)

Rekha Malaviya '83

Alaina Prokopchuk '98


Noelle Bowles '91

Mary Holmen (Whytehead '71)

Rev. Carol Fletcher '79

Carol Stone (Parson '62)


Margaret Brett (Hetke '65)

Pattie Moore (Delabbio '69)

William and Stella English and family


Eira Friesen (Charles '36)

Lesley Sacouman '63, SNJM

SMA Alumnae Association

SMA Parents’ Guild