*2022 Gala*


CONFIRMED – We’ve waited a long time for this new date!

THANK YOU to all who have participated in making this happen!

This is our 10th ANNIVERSARY and our FINAL event.

PLEASE join us!!

Date: April 30, 2022

Location: The Best Western Port O’Call Hotel (1935 McKnight Blvd NE, Calgary, T2E 6V4)

…*Cash bar provided separately from the event by the hotel and the dress code is fancy-pantsy.

5:30pm – Guests arrive (come early to view and place the first bids on silent auction items).

6:15pm – Dinner is ready!  (see the menu at the bottom of the page!)

7:30pm – Guest speaker, Jennifer Ball

7:45pm – Draw for unlimited access VIP Classes.com

8:00pm – Entertainment, Viva la Danza – Mexican Folklore Dance Ensemble

8:30pm – Keynote speaker, Audrey Wensley

8:45pm – Announce the door prize & silent auction WINNERS

9:00pm – DJ G4m3ovr will lead us dancing away into the night

* Key Speakers

Your MCs for the evening: Audrey Wensley and Ryan Duclos

Follow them on Instagram

@audreygetsitdone and @duclos.nation

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Ball

Jen is a mom of two sweet boys, wife, and entrepreneur here in Calgary. 

She is an advocate for sexual assault awareness and prevention of domestic violence programs.  She has a strong voice for others that have experienced abuse and openly shares her journey on various social media platforms.

Follow her on Instagram @msjenniferball

Keynote Speaker: Audrey Wensley

Audrey is the creator of Hope for Healing.  Her motivation for this great undertaking is her mother.  Her mom, Ginny, left a legacy full of love for people and a heart that others have heard stories of to this day.
This year she joins us as the keynote speaker.  If you can believe it, she’s always brought in outside speakers for us, but this year we get to hear her story straight from her.

YWCA of Calgary Representative: Joanna Domes

Joanna Domes has been a long-time friend of Hope for Healing, right from the beginning in fact!  She has some FANTASTIC updates to share with us this year.  We can’t wait to hear from her!

* Feature Entertainment

Viva la Danze – Mexican Folklore Dance Ensemble

Viva La Danza will be performing not one, but two, amazing dances.  A dance from the small, but great state of Aguascalientes, and the other from the very well known and my favourite state, Jalisco.  You’re going to love it!

Follow them on Instagram @vivaladanzacalgary

* Supporting Entertainment

DJ G4m3ovr

This guy has done such an amazing job for several years!  Believe me, everyone was raving about him!  So, we’ve invited him back this year!  🙂

DJ G4M3OVR (Joey Whitelegg) is a locally based disc jockey who plays a multitude and variety of gigs, from clubs and lounges to weddings and parties.

For inquiries, please like his Facebook page and message him there.

2019 Event Photography: TBA

Jene Lousier is the owner of Pitter Patter Photography.  She’s been in photography now for five years and has an incredible eye when it comes to taking photos!  She specializing in maternity, newborn, cake smashes, and family photography.
Curious about the menu? Well, wonder no more. It’s going to be delicious!
Chef’s seasonally inspired soup (gluten & dairy free)
Tossed field green salad, assorted dressings
Tuscan style pasta salad, cured olives, goat cheese
Caesar salad, grilled lemon, parmesan cheese
Deli meat platter, local pate, pickles, mustards
Fresh cut vegetable tray with dip, domestic cheese platter
2 Entrees:
Bourguignon of Beef Tenderloin
Red wine marinated chicken, caramelized onions, wilted spinach
Fresh seasonal vegetable medley, herb butter
Cracked black pepper roast potatoes
Jasmine rice pilaf, toasted almonds
After that, an array of desserts! Can’t wait!