2019 Gala

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

Theme: Mardi Gras

Date: October 5, 2019

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 host for the evening: Audrey Wensley

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Mulrooney

  I am pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the 2019 Hope for Healing gala, Dr. Angela Mulrooney. Angela has led quite a life, let me tell you!   She is fiercely competitive in the dance community, both local and international, and currently trains dancers through her own company, Unleashed Dance Company.   Previously she’s owned her own dental office, and has quickly become famous on the public speaking circuit, both in Canada and worldwide, for dentistry, while building a tech company that provides software to support dental practices.    

YWCA of Calgary Representative:

Cindy De Vouge, Senior Development Officer, Major Giving

* Feature Entertainment

Step right up and see the sensational new acrobatic, juggling, balancing act; Jason Melnychuk. Clean, polished comedy, pairs with a lighthearted playful style to create Jason’s unmistakably modern circus persona.

* Supporting Entertainment

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.

2019 Event Photography: Kirsten Rice Patton

I’m someone who feels most comfortable in social situations if I’ve got a camera in front of my face. I love to be behind the camera!

I tend to be a bit of a WYSIWYG type photographer and feel that the subject looks best as it is in nature. As a long time supporter and attendee, I can’t wait to capture the special moments that happen at Hope for Healing!

  DINNER MENU 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!