This year, Brock University will once again commemorate the its namesake Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, during the 2015 General Brock’s October Soirée.In 2008, the event was founded by David S. Howes to support student initiatives, scholarships and the students and faculty of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. To date the event has raised more than $400,000.Howes was a well-known community supporter, and guided Brock through an era of major growth. He spent 12 years serving on the Board of Trustees, and his personal support helped create, expand or improve facilities and events that enriched the student experience.John Suk, Chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees, said Howes put his permanent stamp on the University.“Dave was an inspiration whose values every one of us should follow,” said Suk. “In so many ways that most people never saw, he was a relentless advocate and leader for this institution.”With the continued support from the community, students performing at the 2015 General Brock October Soirée have been rehearsing in the recently opened MIWSFPA. The event is a modern celebration interwoven with themes from the War of 1812.WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24. Cocktails and Au Marche first course at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Guernsey Market Hall, Brock UniversityHOW: Tickets are $225 each; tables seat up to eight guestsFor tickets or more information about the 2015 General Brock October Soirée please visit We thank all of our community supporters and sponsors of the 2015 General Brock’s October Soirée:20 VicAirbus HelicoptersBBBloomsBest Displays and GraphicsBird’s Moving and Storage Ltd.Canadian Tire Bank GroupConstellation BrandsDan Nel Coach Lines Company LimitedDeloitte KitchenerDurward Jones Barkwell & Company LLPGatsby Valet Inc.Greater Niagara Chamber of CommerceHenry of PelhamLincoln Fabrics LimitedMeridian Credit UnionModern CorporationNiagara AV SystemsRBC Wealth ManagementRankin Construction Inc.ScotiabankSullivan Mahoney LLPThe Wilson FoundationWalker Industries Holdings LimitedWhiting Equipment Canada Inc. read more