Friends of The Laureate Academy Inc.

The Friends of The Laureate Academy Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to students who need to access the specialized educational programs of The Laureate Academy, now in its 30th year.  Bursaries are made available to families in need of financial assistance through an application process.  Each application is reviewed by a committee appointed by the Board of Governors of the Friends and recommendations for bursaries submitted to the Board for approval.  Bursaries are then applied against the tuition owing for that student.


This Year's Golden Wings Gala was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017
at the Fort Garry Hotel 


2016 Golden Wings Gala 

The Gala is a special evening of dinner, auctions, prizes, and entertainment.  All proceeds raised from this special evening benefit the Bursary Fund that enables children in need of financial assistance attend the unique program of The Laureate Academy.  














Host:  Dean Gunnarson

Dean Gunnarson was in China producing more episodes of his very popular TV show Escape or Die! Since then he launched his book “The Making Of An Escape Artist “ . This is the story of how dealing with the challenges, pain, and life threatening obstacles of having Leukemia at 12 years old helped shape Dean to becoming the modern day daredevil that he is today.








He made the evening a wonderfully fun and inspiring event! 

The Friends are grateful to all those who attended, sponsored, donated auction items, and otherwise helped to make this year's gala such a success.  This year's gala raised a record high amount for the Bursary Fund which will enable many children to attend The Laureate Academy and reach their full potential.

If you or your organization would like to contribute to the Bursary Fund, contact The Laureate Academy at 204-831-7107 or