Midsummer Ball Weekend

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An Event Unlike Any Other

The Midsummer Ball Weekend is one of Canada’s most exclusive and prominent arts events. Attended by 350 of Canada’s industry, government, and cultural leaders, Banff Centre’s flagship fundraiser is a three-day affair hosted at Banff Centre’s striking mountain campus on Treaty 7 land. The Ball raises crucial support for the Artists’ Fund - enabling artists to access Banff Centre programming based solely on their creative ability rather than their ability to pay.

Paired with the acclaimed expertise of Three Raven’s culinary team and the world-class artistic programming of Canada’s home for arts learning and creation, Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend is a wildly unique and unforgettable weekend.   

Open up the 2017 Midsummer Ball Weekend Guide and Auction Catalogue for an exciting glimpse of the extraordinary experiences in store for you at Banff Centre’s 38th Midsummer Ball Weekend.                                                                                       

Silent Auction

Bid on an exceptional collection of art from renowned artists and Banff Centre alumni, unique and exclusive lifestyle packages, and extraordinary trips.

View over 100 auction items and place your bid online. The Midsummer Ball Silent Auction closes at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Questions about the Ball Auction?

Please email cecilia_leddy@banffcentre.ca

Enter the Rolex Draw!

Donate to the Midsummer Ball Artists’ Fund to enter into a draw to win one of two luxury Rolex watches courtesy of Calgary-based J. Vair Anderson Jewellers and Rolex Canada Ltd! Donate now or during the Ball Weekend for your chance to win.  

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Our Supporters


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.

2017 Midsummer Ball Committee

2016 Ball Committee: Patricia Moore, Melanie Busby, Kim van Steenbergen, Nancy Wiswell, Judy Paterson, Debra Law, Mary Fong, Glenda Hess.

Volunteer With Us!

Volunteers are vital to the success of Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend. During this three-day fundraising weekend, volunteers are involved with event preparations, set-up and take-down, campus way-finding, silent auction assistance and more. This is a great opportunity to gain more behind-the-scenes knowledge of event coordination, to connect with other arts lovers, Banff Centre staff and guests.

Thinking about volunteering? Email cecelia_leddy@banffcentre.ca for details.

Presenting Sponsor


Showcase Performances Sponsor

Friday Night LIVE Sponsor

Contact Us 

Kate Price
Development Officer, Events & Ball Sponsorships

Phone
(403) 762-6151

Email
kate_price@banffcentre.ca