Young Associates’ Black & White Gala to transform the banks of the river at The Forks

Young Associates at a TGIF mixer.
Young Associates at a TGIF mixer.

By Quyen Van

Have you ever wanted to attend a fun gala (in a totally unexpected location) while getting opportunities to mix and mingle with business leaders and prospective business associates?
Then join the Young Associates May 10 for a one-night-only event Black & White: River Revelry, presented by M Group and hosted at none other than the Forks Market.
Come see The Forks like you’ve never seen them before, transformed by a mysterious yet elegant evening of revelry hosted on the banks of the river.
Complete with a special VIP lounge and interactive dance floor experience, this event is not one to be missed.
This fundraiser is an exciting event where over 600 of Winnipeg’s up-and-coming business leaders don their formal-to-chic attire; network with members of the business community; and have a ball.
The Black & White Gala was formed as a major fundraising event for the Young Associates (YA) to become the premier networking organization for young business professionals and to support the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.
With a growing membership of over 150 that represents virtually every sector of the Manitoba economy, YA offers exceptional programming, unparalleled networking opportunities and a youthful link between the School and the business community.
This year, the YA celebrate its 20th anniversary in supporting business education and the business community as a whole.
Becoming a member with the YA provides young business- and community-minded leaders with tremendous personal and professional development opportunities while helping further business education in Manitoba.
The YA offers professional and educational development opportunities such as engaging panel discussions on emerging business topics at its Learning Series.
A Boardroom Series allows members to gather insight from distinguished business leaders and revered CEOs, as well as gain access to behind-the-scenes tours into Winnipeg’s most dynamic companies.
The YA also offers its members valuable networking opportunities with its many engaging professional development events and mixers.
Members can gather indispensable volunteer experience by taking part in organizing programming such as the Black & White Gala, Bad Pants Golf Tournament, Learning Series, and a revered Mapping Manitoba Breakfast.
Membership in the organization is open to all young professionals and includes entrepreneurs, senior executives, accountants, lawyers, investment professionals and others representing virtually every sector of the local economy.
The YA is proud to support business education through donating time and resources, as well as funding events and career development at the Asper School.
This is possible through the support from generous sponsors and through established YA fundraisers such as the Black & White Gala.
So come out to Black & White: River Revelry at the Forks Market on May 10 and mingle with Winnipeg’s finest.
With the city’s hottest entertainment acts and surprises around every corner or river bend, this year’s event is guaranteed to yet again be one of Winnipeg’s best celebrations.
For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit

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