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Video highlights capturing past UNICEF Water for Life Galas.

We hope you will enjoy this video invitation for the 2022 Chefs for the UNICEF Water for Life Gala and videos from past Galas. 

Join UNICEF for the 2022 Water for Life Gala!

UNICEF Canada’s Annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala will take place in person on April 20, 2022, bringing the Halifax community back together to support the world’s children. 

The Water for Life Gala features some of the best chefs in Nova Scotia with food inspired by countries around the world. Participate in our amazing auction that showcases over 120 items to bid on, and enjoy live music and a moving guest speaker who will share the importance of UNICEF’s work and the impact of your support.

Children urgently need our help. 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 community in supporting these life-changing programs is more important than ever. 

Through the generosity of many donors, UNICEF leads innovative initiatives to bring life-saving water to all children.

Event date

Mark your calendars for April 20, 2022.

Location

Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 0E6

Guest Speaker


Roméo A. Dallaire

We are so pleased to have Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire join us as our guest speaker at the 2022 Gala. He is a celebrated advocate for human rights, especially with regard to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities. He is also the founder of the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security, the global partnership with the mission to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in violence.


Purchase a table

Tables are available as follows:

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

To purchase a table or provide in-kind sponsorship for the Chefs for 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

Ways To Support UNICEF's Water For Life Gala Halifax

MAKE A DONATION

Make a donation to help bring life-saving 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

BUY A WATER FOR LIFE BUNDLE

A Water for Life Bundle contains 80 bars of soap, 650 sachets of oral rehydration salts, 2,440 water purification tablets, a collapsible water container and a bucket, providing 604 children with the tools to purify water, stay clean and make a life-saving impact for children exposed to waterborne illnesses.

Purchase a Water for Life Bundle

Photo Gallery

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

Halifax Gala Impact Report

CHAIR, PATRONS & COMMITTEE

Honorary Chair

Colin MacDonald - HanMac Capital, Lead Principal

Event Chair

Jeannine Bakeeff - Chair, UNICEF Water for Life Gala

Patrons Council

Greg Bakeeff - Vice President and Wealth Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Jeannine Bakeeff - Chair, UNICEF Water for Life Gala
Natasha Benigno Chandler - Vice President, Benigno Group of Companies
Jamie Berryman – Vice President, National Sales, Sysco Canada Inc.
Troy Calder - President, Charm Diamond Centres
Kim Day - President & COO, Steele Auto Group
Mark Faddoul - Senior Private Banker, BMO Private Wealth
Andrew Inch - Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cresco
Brenda Kops - President, Whitko Consulting
Lori Park - Partner, Atlantic Canada Market Leader, Mercer Canada
Christine Pound - Partner, Stewart McKelvey
Keith Skiffington - COO, Office Interiors

Organizing Committee

Daisy Cobden
Ambrose Currie
Alannah Delahunty-Pike
Sean Doucet – Lead Chef
Laura Kennedy
Andre LeBlanc
Laura Maynard – Auction Committee Co-Chair
Matthew Orrell
Mathieu Ouellette
Lila Pavey
Wendy Phillips
Caleb Power – Auction Committee Co-Chair
Joanna Shackleton