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Tickets now on sale for Water for Life - Chefs for UNICEF Dinner


Event will feature special guest speaker and award winning cuisine

HALIFAX, January 31, 2013 – Tickets are now on sale for Halifax’s premier charity event, the Water for Life - Chefs for UNICEF dinner on March 6, at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre.

This year UNICEF is pleased to have Chairman of Clearwater, Colin MacDonald as Honorary Chair of the dinner. Mr. MacDonald is a distinguished corporate and community leader dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children around the world.

Guests will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience from 10 of Nova Scotia’s premier chefs and exclusive insights into UNICEF’s work responding to humanitarian crises from guest speaker UNICEF Emergency Specialist and Canadian Chris Tidey.

Over the last two years Mr. Tidey has been deployed to some of the world’s most complex emergencies. He was part of UNICEF’s responses to the political crises in Libya, famine in the Horn of Africa, Pakistan’s devastating floods and hunger crises in Western Africa’s Sahel region. Mr. Tidey will give a personal account about the challenges, successes and strategies of UNICEF’s work reaching the world’s most vulnerable children during complex humanitarian emergencies.

“The evening will serve as a reminder of the many challenges that still exist for children around the world and also a celebration of the Halifax community’s incredible support for UNICEF’s work over the last 21 years,” says Honorary Chair Colin MacDonald.

The goal of this year’s Water for Life dinner is to raise $175,000 to support UNICEF’s work improving children’s access to clean and safe drinking water around the world.

Water is essential for life, yet globally more than 100 million children under the age of five don’t have access to safe drinking water which leads to 5,000 children under the age of 5 dying every day. Through the generous support of donors, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries improving water supplies and sanitation facilities while promoting safe hygiene.

Individual tickets for the Water for Life - Chefs for UNICEF dinner are $250 each. Tables of ten are also available. To order tickets, please call 1(800) 819-0889 ext 8204. Learn more at

What: Water for Life - Chefs for UNICEF’s dinner featuring Honorary Chair Colin MacDonald, Guest Speaker Chris Tidey and award-winning cuisine by 10 of Nova Scotia’s premier chefs.
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax Nova Scotia
When: Wednesday March 6, 2013



UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries – more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive.

For more information contact:

Melanie Sharpe
Media Relations Specialist, UNICEF Canada
office; 416-482-6552 ext. 8892 cell: 416-806-2764


Andrea Ramhit

E-Communications & Social Media Coordinator

office; 416-482-6552 ext. 8890


For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230,
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806,