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The UNICEF Water for Life Gala is one of Calgary’s premier charity events with a fabulous four-course dinner, sensational auction items and spectacular entertainment. We look forward to reuniting on November 6, 2021. Check out our new highlight reel and videos from past Galas.

Take a walk down memory lane and see Gala photos from the first event in 1993.

WE HOPE TO GATHER WITH YOU FOR THE WATER FOR LIFE GALA IN CALGARY

We are hopeful that UNICEF Canada’s Annual Water for Life Gala can take place in person on November 6, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, bringing the community back together to support the world’s children.

While we wait to learn how Alberta is able to manage the COVID-19 pandemic through the summer, we are also thinking about how the fallout of the pandemic has reversed years of progress on children’s rights. This has amplified the need to continue UNICEF’s important work focused on safe water, sanitation and hygiene. In Uganda specifically, UNICEF continues to lead innovative, life-saving initiatives that also enable improved access to secondary education for adolescent girls. The solidarity of the Calgary community in supporting these programs in Uganda will be more important than ever.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 6, 2021

LOCATION

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

JOIN US

Tables are available as follows:

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

To donate to the UNICEF Water for Life Gala or to find out about opportunities for in-kind sponsorship, please contact:

Holly Davidson
Manager, National Events
hdavidson@unicef.ca
(587) 324-5084

SUPPORT THE UNICEF WATER FOR LIFE GALA CALGARY BY DONATING ONLINE OR PURCHASING A WATER PUMP

WATER PUMP

UNICEF 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 clean water for drinking, handwashing, bathing and household use. This is particularly important during a global pandemic, as we know that hand hygiene is a life-saving front line of defense in the fight against the virus. Additionally, 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. Clean water saves and transforms lives!

A DECADE OF IMPACT - CALGARY GALA REPORT

UNICEF Water for Life Gala Committee

Honorary Chair

Brett Herman - Corporate Director and Philanthropist

Patrons Council

Alister Cowan – Executive VP & CFO, Suncor Energy
Camille Devine McCreath – Actor, Host & Community Leader
Kent Ferguson - Co-Head Global Energy, RBC Capital Markets
Anthony Giuffre – CEO & Partner, Avenue Living Core Trust
Curtis Lester – Partner, KPMG
Jeff Lyons – National Leader, Oil & Gas, Deloitte
Patrick Maguire – Vice Chair & Managing Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Leigh Peters – Counsel, MLT Aikins LLP
Randy Pettipas – President & CEO, Global Public Affairs
Sue Riddell Rose – President & CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc.
Vik Saini – President, Take Flight Group
Geeta Sankappanavar – Co-Founder & President, Grafton Asset Management
Reynold Tetzlaff – National Energy Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Peter Wallis – President & CEO, Peter Wallis Consulting
Penny Whitlock – Community Leader

UNICEF Water for Life Gala Committee

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