Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend

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Midsummer Ball The Banff Centre

Spinning artists' dreams into reality

The social calendars of Canada's prominent arts supporters and corporate leaders converge in late July for Banff Centre's Midsummer Ball Weekend. In our breathtaking natural setting, this three-day cultural, social and recreational extravaganza most recently attracted over 310 supporters whose generosity raised over $1.073 million for our Artists' Fund that supports all arts programming including support for talented artists - in the areas of theatre, dance, music, literary arts, visual and digital arts, film and media, and Indigenous arts - to attend our renowned professional development programs. Our 38th Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend happens July 21-23, 2017.

Donate for impact and a chance to win

Join J. Vair Anderson Jewellers of Calgary in transforming the lives and careers of Banff Centre artists whose creative work will go on to illuminate our culture and communities. 

For each $1,500 donation to the Midsummer Ball Artists' Fund, you will be entered to win one of two Rolex watches to be awarded at the Midsummer Ball Gala. These luxury watches, donated by J. Vair Anderson Jewellers, have a total value of over $30,000.

For each $3,000 donation you can also enter the bonus draw valued at approximately $10,000, also from J. Vair Anderson Jewellers.

Donate online or call 1.888.495.4467 ext. 1.

2016 Midsummer Ball Program Materials

The 2016 Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Guide is now available! Inside you'll find everything you need to get ready for the unforgettable social, cultural and natural attractions of the Midsummer Ball Weekend.


Sponsor the Midsummer Ball Weekend

Championed by Presenting Sponsor Husky Energy Inc. and Showcase Performances Sponsor RBC Capital Markets, The Banff Midsummer Ball Weekend is Banff Centre’s most unique and prestigious fundraising event. Offering corporations, individuals, and their guests an escape to a spectacular and inspiring setting, the Ball presents wonderfully original hosting and networking opportunities. It also provides exceptional name recognition amongst an impressive roster of leaders in industry, government, community, arts and culture.

Through the years, the uniqueness of Banff Centre and its world-class reputation have attracted a truly exceptional circle of leading corporations, organizations and individuals as partners. A shared commitment to the principles of leadership, creativity, and innovation is the cornerstone of these long-standing relationships.

View the Ball Corporate Sponsor brochure here.

Our 2016 Midsummer Ball Supporters and Sponsors

Our 2015 Midsummer Ball Supporters and Sponsors

Silent Auction

Shop our silent auction and support Banff Centre artists in the process. We are proud to present a collection of art from renowned artists and Banff Centre alumni, unique and exclusive lifestyle packages, and exceptional trips.

View the 2016 Silent Auction catalogue.

Learn how to contribute to the 2016 Silent Auction here:

  • Silent Auction general donation form
  • Silent Auction art donation form

2016 Midsummer Ball Committee

2016 Ball Committee (above, left to right): Judy Paterson, Debra Law, Patricia Moore, Melanie Busby, Kim van Steenbergen, Mary Fong, Nancy Wiswell, Glenda Hess.

Melanie Busby
Mary Fong
Glenda Hess
Debra Law
Patricia Moore
Judy Paterson
Kim van Steenbergen
Nancy Wiswell

Committee Supporter

Lauren Buchner

Ball Highlights and Media Coverage

View highlights of the 2016 Ball here.

View media coverage of the 2016 Ball here and here.

Presenting Sponsor

Showcase Performances Sponsor

Contact Us 

Kate Price
Development Officer, Events & Ball Sponsorships

(403) 762-6151