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JOIN UNICEF FOR THE 2022 CALGARY WATER FOR LIFE GALA!

UNICEF Canada’s 30th Annual UNICEF Water for Life Gala will take place on October 29, 2022, bringing the Calgary community back together to support the world’s children.

Savour a four-course dinner, bid on sensational auction items and enjoy spectacular entertainment. The Water for Life Gala is UNICEF Canada’s premier fundraising event.

The fallout from COVID-19 has reversed years of progress on children’s rights, and has amplified the need to continue UNICEF’s important work focused on safe water, sanitation and hygiene – which also enables access to education. The solidarity of the Calgary community in supporting these life-changing programs is more important than ever. 

Through the generosity of our donors, UNICEF leads innovative initiatives to bring safe water to all children.

Online auction

The online auction is live from October 20 at 12:00 p.m. to October 29 at 10:45 p.m. View our auction to bid on an amazing selection of items and packages. With 160+ items including wonderful getaways, electronics, beautiful jewelry to something special for your home, there truly is something for everyone! You don't need to attend the Gala to participate in our auction.

EVENT DATE

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Location

Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street S
Calgary, AB  T2G 5P6

WAYS TO SUPPORT UNICEF'S WATER FOR LIFE GALA CALGARY

MAKE A DONATION

Make a donation to help bring safe water to all children.

Donate Now

BUY A WATER PUMP

A single water pump can change the lives of 150 children in a local community and helps improve overall health and sanitation. The water pump is a gift that will continue to give for up to 10 years, supplying safe water for drinking, handwashing, bathing and household use. A local water source means that girls who typically miss school to collect water will have their right to an education fulfilled, and a chance at a brighter future.

Purchase a Water Pump

2022 Gala Sponsors

Innovator

Canoe Financial
Joe Guiffre
Secure Energy
Sound City Capital
Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Protector

Bennett Jones
RBC Capital Markets
Shaw

Generous Contributors

Brinkhaus Jewellers
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Willow Park Wines & Spirits

PURCHASE A TABLE

Tables are available as follows

  • Champion: $50,000
  • Innovator: $30,000
  • Protector: $20,000
  • Advocate: $10,000
  • Collaborator: $7,500

To purchase a table or individual tickets, make a donation, or learn about opportunities for in-kind sponsorship for the UNICEF Water for Life Gala, please contact:

Holly Davidson
Manager, National Events
hdavidson@unicef.ca
1 800 819 0889 ext. 8204

Donations and cheques for table purchases can be sent by mail to the UNICEF Canada office located in Calgary:

UNICEF Canada
Attn: Holly Davidson
B001, 1716 – 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L7

Photo Gallery

Take a walk down memory lane as you look back at the past 30 years of the Gala. View the photo gallery!

CALGARY GALA IMPACT REPORT

UNICEF Water for Life Gala Committee

Honorary Chair

Brett Herman – President & CEO, Lucero Energy Corp.

Patrons Council

Alister Cowan – Executive VP & CFO, Suncor Energy
Reinier Deurwaarder - Partner, KPMG LLP
Camille Devine McCreath – Actor, Host & Community Leader
Kent Ferguson – Co-Head Global Energy, RBC Capital Markets
Anthony Giuffre – CEO & Partner, Avenue Living
John Kousinioris – President & CEO, TransAlta
Jeff Lyons – National Leader, Oil & Gas, Deloitte
Patrick Maguire – Vice Chair & Managing Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Leigh Peters – Chief of Staff, Giuniper Holdings Inc.
Randy Pettipas – President & CEO, Global Public Affairs
Kristen Romeril – Restaurant Owner, Flores & Pine
Sue Riddell Rose – President & CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc.
Vik Saini – President, Take Flight Group
Geeta Sankappanavar – Founder & CEO, Akira Impact
Mike Shaikh - Philanthropist & Community Leader
Reynold Tetzlaff – National Energy Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Peter Wallis – President & CEO, Peter Wallis Consulting
Penny Whitlock – Community Leader

 

UNICEF Water for Life Gala Committee

Sabika Azhar
Erin Basarsky
Lauren Batiuk
Melissa Baylin - Auction Co-Chair
Laurel Boyle
Elizabeth Broeke
John Conley
Cecile Dash
Diane Davidson
Lauren Dougherty
Lori Dundas
Kristen Evans
Susanne Fox – Gala Co-Chair
Claudio Gagliardi
Andrea Gerencser – Gala Co-Chair
Natalie Gillespie – Art Co-Chair
Christina Giuffre
Heather Giuffre – Art Co-Chair
Kerrie Hale – Executive Co-Chair
Judy Hildebrandt
Heather Jarmain
Jacynthe Jagger – Auction Co-Chair
Oli Kiddell
Tayo Koleade
Tess MacLeod
Thomas Matthews
Nancy McCurdy – Executive Co-Chair
David McKinnon
Louise McLean
Dave McNear
Banafsheh Mehrazma
Jessica Mokos
Terry Ollivier
Julia Sande
Jennifer Sande
Hanita Simard
Tracey Smith
Nola Stuckert
Penny Whitlock