Fri | Jan 18, 2019

Alpha's 137 Anniversary Dance

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 4:30 PM
From left: Poet, Kim Robinson-Walcott, managing director of J Wray & Nephew Jean-Phillipe Beyer; his wife, Claudia and Artist, Charl Baker are all smiles at Alpha’s 137th Anniversary dance. -Contributed
Famed crooner Ken Boothe, serenading the audience at the dance.
From left: Josh Chamberlain, event organiser and general manager of Alpha Boys School radio; Jason Hall, vice president of Supreme Ventures, and Erin MacLeod of Vanier College. -Contributed.
Josh Chamberlain (right), event organiser and general manager of Alpha Boys School radio, greets recording artiste, Chronixx. -Contributed
The featured performers for the evening were members of the Alpha Alumni Ensemble — including Everton Gayle on tenor saxophone, Evrol ‘Stingwray’ Wray on trumpet, and Everald Gayle on trombone.

On Friday June 2, music lovers, philanthropists and past students of the Alpha Institute, gathered at the Valencia Suite of the Spanish Court hotel to listen to the great sounds of the Alpha Alumni Ensemble Band and Ken Boothe at the Alpha 137 Anniversary Dance.

The dance was a fund raising event for the educational and vocational programs at Alpha Institute, which benefits inner city youth.

At the close of the evening, the dance raised more than $1 million.

Here are the highlights.