We are delighted to bring to you 550 REFLECTIONS, a black-tie event celebrating the “Year of Skanderbeg" through Art, Culture, Music & Storytelling.

550 Reflections Event

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

6pm – midnight

Great Hall – Hart House, University of Toronto

7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, M5S 3H3

Event Details

Join us in a celebratory evening, to honour and pay tribute to the 550th anniversary of the death of the Albanian national hero, George Kastrioti Skanderbeg (Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu). Since this event also coincides with the 106th anniversary of Albanian Independence Day, we will celebrate the Albanian culture and values through storytelling, art and music, with the broader Canadian society and all of its diverse communities.

Art is a cornerstone of Albanian culture and we know there is no better way to transcend messages and emotions than through art. As such, expect to be indulged by various forms of art throughout the night including a painting exposition featuring artwork created by distinguished Albanian artists who will also be in attendance.

Albanians are well-known for their commitment to the value of “Besa", keeping one’s word, especially in helping others, which has deeply shaped Albanian culture. To emphasize this value, ACE Society has invited members of the Jewish community in Toronto to honour the history of survival of the members of the Jewish community in Albania during WWII.


Event Details:

  • 6:00 pm – Registration & Networking
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome Remarks
  • 7:30 pm – 550 Reflections: A Journey Through Time
  • 8:00 pm – Cultural Activities (painting exposition, classical Albanian music, storytelling (documentary snippets)
  • 9:00 pm to midnight Reception (cocktails, music and dancing)

**Ticket includes appetizers and one drink. **

Please direct your questions to contact@acesociety.ca.


Please follow us on social media to receive updated details and information regarding artists who will be displaying their artwork highlighting Albanian culture which will be available for purchase, as well as details regarding the attendance of distinguished speakers and guests.

We welcome ACE Society members, the Albanian-Canadian community, friends and family, distinguished guests, and members of the Jewish organizations in Toronto, to attend the evening and celebrate with us!

Please remember that this event is open to everyone, not just Albanians! Join us and learn more about Albania and its people!


The dress code for the evening is formal black-tie attire (men – suit and tie/bow tie; women – dress). 

The early-bird admission fee is $50 per person; $35 for full-time students. Post Nov 28, the ticket prices will change to $60 for general and $40 for full-time students.  

The minimum age to attend is 16 years old.

Purchase your tickets here: 550 Reflections Tickets 

Please follow us on our ACE Society Facebook Page and feel free to contact us at any time at: contact@acesociety.ca

Sponsors – 550 Reflections


Thank you for the Contribution!

Thank you to our Artists
Portrait of Skanderbeg by ROBERT SIMONI
Thank you to our Collaborators for their continuous support!
Pasqyra Shqiptare; Televizioni R - (TVR); Erind Skenduli
Thank you to our ACE Team!