Magical memories from the inaugural Top 7 Over 70 gala

The Top 7 Over 70 recipients gathered for inaugural gala on Oct. 2, 2017.

The first-ever Top 7 Over 70 gala received rave reviews from 800 attendees at the Hyatt Regency Calgary on Oct. 2, 2017.

Not only did the previously announced seven recipients receive their awards; organizers also had a special award — a Citation of Unique Merit — for 101-year-old Dr. Richard Guy, a University of Calgary mathematician who still lectures, mentors and fundraises.

A special video on each of the winners was shown at the event.

You can watch those videos by clicking here:

Photographer Christina Ryan captured dozens of shots from the gallery, as well. To see her complete photo gallery, click here or keeping scrolling below!

Al Muirhead and his band entertain gala attendees.

 

 

Some of the recipients with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Mark Kolesar, president of Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society, and Diane Dutton.
Alan Fergusson with Bonnie DuPont
Top 7 Over 70 award
Six of the recipients with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Amin Ghali, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and guests
Al Fergusson with guests
The recipients of the first Top 7 Over 70 awards.
Al Muirhead with Dave Kelly
Don Seaman & Jim Gray
Vera Goodman with Dave Kelly
Vera Goodman & Marjorie Zingle with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Steve Allan presents award to Gerry Miller
Steve Allan presents award to Vera Goodman
Recipients Richard Guy, Gerry Miller, Alan Fergusson and Don Seaman
Jim Gray presents award to Richard Guy
Jim Gray at podium
Don Seaman on stage
Hundreds of attendees helped celebrate the first Top 7 Over 70 awards.
Amin Ghali with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Al Muirhead on the stage
Marjorie Zingle & Dave Kelly
Marjorie Zingle & guest
Marjorie Zingle & guest.
Marjorie Zingle & guests
Marjorie Zingle & guests
Marjorie Zingle & guests
Marjorie Zingle
Marjorie Zingle receives award
Mark Kolesar (Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society) & Lori Sigurdson, AB minister of seniors
Richard Guy on stage
Richard Guy receives award from Jim Gray
Richard Guy with framed photo of wife
Vera Goodman & guests
Vera Goodman & guests
Vera Goodman