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25th Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala Event in Halifax


Event Respresentative

Holly Davidson
National Events Manager

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The 25th Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala brings together an unparalleled collection of international culinary delights as Nova Scotia’s best Chefs create an unforgettable experience.


This year we will be joined by special guest-speaker, UNICEF Canada Ambassador John Nsabimana.

John was born in Rwanda and fled to Uganda at the age of 7 during the genocide where he and his two younger brothers lived in a refugee camp for 11 years before he came to Canada. John has recently completed his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Victoria and currently works for the Government of British Columbia as a Freedom of Information Analyst.

Click here to read more about John in the news.


Proceeds will support clean, safe water.


Wednesday April 26, 2017

6:00 pm
Cocktail & Auction

6:50 pm
Keynote: John Nsabimana
UNICEF Ambassador

9:15 pm
Auction Closes


1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N8


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Honorary Chair

Colin MacDonald
Luke Hansen-MacDonald
Nicholas Hansen-MacDonald

Event Chair

Melanie Nadeau

Patrons Council

Jeannine Bakeeff
Jamie Berryman
Steve Bird
Mark James
Jonathan Lewis
Ian MacInnis
Melanie Nadeau
Rick Piper
Christine Pound
Keith Skiffington
Steve Stairs

Organizing Committee

Andrew Alkenbrack
Jeannine Bakeeff
Bill Carr
Daisy Cobden
Diane Davidson
Alannah Delahunty-Pike
Sean Doucet - Lead Chef
Nicole Langille
Andre LeBlanc
Cyril Lunney
Laura Maynard
Brenda MacPhee
David Nurse
Caleb Power
Rick Ranay
Nousha Saberi

Gallery: Event Photos


Raise $270,000 to support UNICEF water projects.


Advocate $10,000
Collaborator $5,000
Humanitarian $3,000
Individual Tickets $300


Contact UNICEF at 1(800) 819-0889 ext. 8204
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