The Gala

John Ware Building
Friday November 04, 2016

Since the inception of Otafest Aurora, the gala has been the most popular event at our winter convention. By purchasing a gala pass, you will be able to experience the magic of Calgary’s winter anime festival during the day and in the evening, you will join us for a buffet dinner and dance featuring a variety of food options (including vegetarian), dessert, and coffee. After dinner, you can take to the dance floor and enjoy a wide variety of slow and fast music with holiday and anime songs.

There is no dress code for the gala, however we encourage you to wear your best! We know you’ll look great in a shirt and tie or a gown! Cosplay is encouraged and we would love if you used your imagination to dress it up! For example, putting a tie on Link’s costume would make him look more formal. The nicer you dress, the more fun it will be for everyone!

Our gala pass is very popular and always sells out online! Please purchase your pass prior to the event. In the rare event we do have any tickets left they will be available at the door.

This year, you will be seated “restaurant style” so please arrive together if you want to sit with your friends!


Hors d’œuvres

Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Mini Vegetables Spring Rolls
Smoked Salmon and Tartar Cone
Marinated Citrus Chicken Skewers
Stuffed Crimni Mushroom Caps


Carved Strip-loin served with Forestine Demi-glace and Horseradish

Vegetarian Option:
Trio of Mushrooms and Parmesan Risotto


Pear Mixed Green Salad
Caeser Salad
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables

Deserts & Drinks

Coffee and Tea with Assorted French Pastries

Complimentary Mocktails
The Moscow Mule (Ginger Beer, Club Soda, Lime, Simple Syrup)
The Blue Shoe (Blue Hawaii Punch, Cranberry, 7up)

Sold At Bar
The Pink Dress (Cranberry and Raspberry juices, Lemon Lime Soda)
Various Sodas


The itinerary will be posted here the instant it is confirmed with the venue!