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You are invited to the Annual Francis Kermode Gala

Royal BC Museum

The eighth Annual Francis Kermode Gala will be an event like no other. Join us for an evening of celebration as we officially open the exhibition Orcas: Our Shared Future. Orcas dives deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. It follows the currents of ecological activism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals.

The Gala includes a champagne reception, lavish fare presented by Truffles, an exhibition preview, live entertainment, and special raffle, and by popular demand – Is it Artifact or Artifiction engagement stations.

May 13, 2020

6:00 pm
Champagne reception

7:00-9:00 pm
Orcas: Our Shared Future preview
Lavish dining options
Artifact or artifiction interactive stations

9:00-9:30 pm
Coffee and dessert
Raffle winners

This year's Francis Kermode Gala is in support of the field research programs undertaken by the Royal BC Museum. Our Goal is to raise $175,000 to support scientific work and community collaborations.

Tickets: $200 each or 10 for $1,800
RSVP to or phone 250-387-7222