The annual AIMES Awards Gala Dinner was held at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Saturday October 27th. This is a gala night when over 400 people put on their very best to celebrate excellence achieved by our young people of the region. The acronym AIMES stands for Arts; Innovation; Music; Education; Sport; Service to the Community. 2018 was the 23rd year that the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust has staged these awards. Since that first year, 1995, the organisation has provide awards with grants worth in excess of $2.2 million. This year, close to $200,000 in grants were provided to 23 young people aged between 10 and 25 years old. The AIMES Supreme Award went to Sharndre Kushor who co-founded Crimson Education in 2013. She has played a key part in taking the small Auckland based start-up to become a $230 Million global education company that operates in 25 countries. The Channel Magazine camera was there to capture the glitz and glamour on the red carpet.