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27th Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala Halifax

 

Event Respresentative

Holly Davidson
National Events Manager

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WHAT

The 27th 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 in support of UNICEF’s life-saving work for children.

WHY

The goal is to raise $310,000 to provide clean, safe water in secondary schools in Uganda.

WHEN

Wednesday April 24, 2019

WHERE

Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia

WHO

Honorary Chair

Colin MacDonald

Event Chair

Melanie Nadeau

Patrons Council

Jeannine Bakeeff
Jamie Berryman
Steve Bird
Troy Calder
Kim Day
Andrew Inch
Mark James
Brenda Kops
Nicole Langille
Lia MacDonald
Ian MacInnis
Melanie Nadeau
Christine Pound
Keith Skiffington
Phyllis Stephenson

Organizing Committee

Tracy Ashley
Jeannine Bakeeff
Laurel Boyle
Daisy Cobden
Ambrose Currie
Diane Davidson
Alannah Delahunty-Pike
Sean Doucet - Lead Chef
Natalie Irwin
Lisa Jarmain
Laura Kennedy
Nicole Langille
Andre LeBlanc
Cyril Lunney
Brenda MacPhee
Laura Maynard
Jennifer Murray
Wendy Phillips
Caleb Power
Nousha Saberi

HOW

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

Or... Make an Online Donation

You can support the UNICEF Water for Life Gala Halifax by donating online.

Or... Buy a Water for Life Bundle

Water for Life Bundle

$100

Donate a Water for Life bundle containing 45 bars of soap, 490 sachets of oral rehydration salts, and 3,281 water purification tablets, a collapsible water container, and a bucket, providing 135 children with the tools to purify water, stay clean and treat diseases from waterborne illnesses. 

Uganda field visit

Local UNICEF committee volunteers Caleb Power and Laura Kennedy recently returned from a field trip to Uganda where they saw first-hand the impact the Halifax community is having in providing clean water and sanitation infrastructure in secondary schools across Uganda. 

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Guest speaker - James Madhier. 

James is originally from South Sudan, where he lived until the age of 15 before relocating to Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during the Sudanese civil war. In the camp, James worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a humanitarian field interpreter, delivering direly needed services to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.

James’ resilience and forward-thinking mindset powered him through the war and forced displacement. Having started his first business at age 10, James brings the same ingenuity today to developing systemic and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change and the resulting water crisis. His experiences have driven him to seek and build sustainable, lasting and empowering solutions. 

James Thuch Madhier is an entrepreneur, speaker, and Founder and Executive Director of the Rainmaker Enterprise, an award-winning social enterprise building a healthy, peaceful, and regenerative planet by implementing solar-powered water infrastructure for consumption and sustainable agriculture in hard-to-reach places.

Guest speaker James Madhier.
James Madhier, guest speaker.

Contact

Contact UNICEF at 1(800) 819-0889 ext. 8204
or by email at hdavidson@unicef.ca.

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