2018 Gala

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

Theme: A Mad Tea Party WITH the Mad Hatter!!

Date: October 6, 2018

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, there WILL be child minding (price included in the cost of tickets), and dress code is fancy-pantsy.  Please no denim.

5:00pm – Guests arrive (come early to view and place the first bids on silent auction items).

6:30pm – Dinner is ready!  (see the menu at the bottom of the page!)

7:45pm – Guest speakers TBA

8:00pm – Entertainment

8:20pm – Announce the door prize winners & closing of the silent auction

8:40pm – Finale

9:15pm – DJ G4m3ovr will lead us dancing away into the night

* Key Speakers

Your hosts for the evening: Audrey Wensley and Ryan Duclos

Keynote Speaker: Leanna Bliss

Equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a professional designation as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Leanna has spent time working within many industries. She is no stranger to trauma, adversity or difficulties in her life having dealt with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, domestic abuse, and many physical pains and ailments.

Consulting with organizations to improve mental health accommodations and workplace safety, she offers workshops for individuals, health care professionals, and business owners/managers. Currently, she’s writing a book about her struggles with Bipolar Disorder, hosts her own own podcast called “Bipolar Boss”, and micro-blogs on Instagram (missbliss199).

YWCA of Calgary Representative: Joanna Domes, Manager, Resources Development

* Feature Entertainment

Estrelas Do Samba


Unleashed Dance Company


* Supporting Entertainment

The Mad Hatter

Provided by: Trixtan Entertainment

Website: http://trixtan.com/ 

DJ G4m3ovr

This guy did such an amazing job last year!  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.

He can be found on Facebook.  For inquiries, please like his Facebook page and message him there.

2018 Event Videography and Photography: Vek Labs


Curious about the menu? Well, wonder no more. It’s going to be delicious!
Bourguignon of Beef Tenderloin AND Red Wine Marinated Chicken
The beautiful buffet comes with the chef’s soup, tossed field greens salad, Tuscan style pasta salad, Ceasar salad with grilled lemon, deli meat platter, local pate, fresh cut vegetables, domestic cheese platter, seasonal vegetable medley, cracked pepper roast potatoes, jasmine rice pilaf w toasted almonds.
After that, an array of desserts! Can’t wait!