The Concordia Foundation and the Concordia family of care and services are pleased to announce that the 2018 Gift of Health Gala took place on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at the Club Regent Event Centre and we raised over $60,000 toward the Comfort Care Campaign.
Every year, the Gift of Health Gala raises awareness and support for the critical programs and services that Concordia Hospital provides. This year we will launch our 90-90 Campaign to celebrate our 90th anniversary and with a focus on Concordia’s Comfort Care Rooms and program.
Our host for the evening was Marcy Markusa, morning host of CBC Radio and community supporter. She was joined by the world-renowned multi-talented musicians from Miles McDonnell Collegiate.
These two amazing groups of local musicians who have entertained audiences worldwide and have been a staple in our community for over 25 years. For your pre-dinner entertainment, we are pleased to welcome, under the direction of Garth Rempel, Miles Mac Superphonic.
Superphonic is a talented 8 piece instrumental group from Miles McDonnell Collegiate born as a Jazz Combo in 2011 who have grown their repertoire to include Funk, Reggae, Rock, Latin, and Improvisation. Director Garth Rempel is a talented singer in many styles and genres and is a well-recognized music teacher who, along with his wife Lisa, directs the Winnipeg Youth Chorus.
We were also honored to have an inspiring message straight from the heart from a family member of a Concordia patient who passed away last year in the first Comfort Care Room. Her story will move you and inspire you as she helps us get to know her mom as she was in life and how her last days at Concordia were filled with peace and a joy of homecoming.
Thank you to our Grand Prize Sponsor. Thanks to Westjet we raised over $6,000 at the Gala that went to our Comfort Care Campaign.