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25th Annual UNICEF Water for Life Gala Calgary

Event Representative

Holly Davidson
National Events Manager

Please contact Holly for more information: SEND EMAIL

Join us for a special event in Calgary

The Annual UNICEF Water for Life Gala is one of Calgary’s premier charity events with a delicious four course dinner, sensational auction items and spectacular entertainment.

Fundraising Theme: Water

Water is an essential right and a vital need and although significant improvements have been made, globally more than 1.8 billion people still lack access to a safe drinking water source. With the generous support of many donors, UNICEF leads innovative initiatives to bring life-saving water to all children.

Event Time and Date

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre Street SE

Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Chair and Patrons

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Honorary Chair

Sue Riddell Rose – President & CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc.

Patrons Council

Alister Cowan – Executive VP & CFO, Suncor Energy
Rollie Cyr – Vice President Sales, Calgary Flames
Kent Ferguson – Co-Head, Canadian Energy, RBC Capital Markets
Leslie L. Fryers, Q.C. – Executive Vice President, Law, Castleavery Merchants Inc.
Anthony Giuffre - CEO & Partner, Avenue Living
Brett Herman – President & CEO, TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.
Amy Johnson – General Manager, Hyatt Regency Calgary
Curtis Lester – Partner, KPMG
Mary Moran - President & CEO, Calgary Economic Development
John Nasser – President, Victory Majors Investments Corporation
Leigh Peters – CEO, L. J. Peters Warehouses Ltd.
Randy Pettipas – President & CEO, Global Public Affairs
Vik Saini – President, Take Flight Group
Geeta Sankappanavar - Co-Founder & President, Grafton Asset Management
Perry Spitznagel, Q.C. – Managing Partner & Vice-Chair, Bennett Jones LLP
Reynold Tetzlaff – National Energy Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Peter Wallis – President & CEO, Van Horne Institute
Penny Whitlock – Community Leader

2017 Calgary Gala Art Gallery


To raise $1,000,000 in support of clean, safe water.


Tables are available as follows:

  • Champion $50,000
  • Innovator $30,000
  • Protector $20,000
  • Advocate $10,000
  • Collaborator $5,000

Or... Make an Online Donation

You can support the Calgary Life Gala by donating online.

Or... Buy a Water Pump for a Community

Girl with water pump


This gift provides one water pump to a community to improve the lives of families and children in need of a clean water source. Access to an abundant local water source means girls who typically can't attend school because they must collect water for their family will have a chance at an education and a brighter future. The water pump is a gift that will continue to give for many years, supplying clean water for drinking, bathing and household.

Click here to see the pump »

Water for Life Gala Sponsors

Joe & Mary Giuffre
Matco Investments Ltd.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Glen & Erin Rumpel
Shaw Communications Inc.
Brinkhaus Jewellers
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Willow Park Wines & Spirits


Contact UNICEF at (403) 270-2857 ext. 8204 or by email at

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