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Publication Date: 2017/03/01

HALIFAX, March 1, 2017  – The line-up of award-winning Chefs, who will be lending their culinary talents to the 25th annual Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala on Wednesday, April 26 at the World Trade and Convention Centre, has been announced and it includes some of Nova Scotia’s best.

Participating Chefs include:

  • Andy Camm from Harbour City Bar & Grill at Delta Halifax
  • Shane Robilliard from Fox Harb’r
  • Patricia Mallot from Italian Market
  • Geir Simensen, Dan Price and Luc Castilloux from Scanway and Stubborn Goat
  • Mark Marchment from Elements at Westin Nova Scotian
  • Dave McLachlan from Tempo at the Delta Barrington

Joining this list will soon to be announced Chefs representing Five Fishermen and Pictou Lodge.

“We’re thrilled to have some of the country’s top culinary talent on board with us for such an important cause,” said David Morley, UNICEF Canada President and CEO. “It’s thanks to these great Chefs, and to the generous people of Nova Scotia, that UNICEF has been able to make such a difference in the lives of vulnerable children around the world over the past 25 years.”
Geir Simensen of Scanway and Stubborn Goat has been lending his support to the annual event since it began 25 years ago.
“Chefs for UNICEF is always a great evening for a great cause,” said Simensen. “I have always been proud to be a part of this event. From those early years as a young chef just entering the field, to now 25 years later, I am still just as proud to take part.”
In addition to the culinary experience, guests will hear from UNICEF Canada Ambassador, John Nsabimana. Born in Kigali, Rwanda and fleeing the genocide in 1994, Nsabimana was an early recipient of UNICEF’s life-saving support.
UNICEF works to improve children’s access to clean and safe drinking water around the world and the goal of this year’s Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Gala is to raise $270,000. Water is an essential right and a vital need. Although significant strides have been made, globally more than 663 million people still lack access to safe drinking water. Through the generous support of donors, UNICEF operates in more than 100 countries improving water supplies and sanitation facilities while promoting safe hygiene. 


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For further information:

Marie-Hélène Bachand, Communications Manager, 416 482-6552 x8425 / 514-232-4510,