Gala Gossip

Susie Erjavec Parker 2020 Emcee

We are so pleased to announce that Susie Erjavec Parker will guide our guests through the #HMBGala2020 on March 14th. Susie is a social media marketing expert, writer, and trusted media commentator on the current and future state of digital and social media having been featured on CBC, CTV, Global News, The Globe and Mail, MoneySense Magazine, Corus Radio, and more. And.. she is super fun to be with!

Executive Chef Kristel Pastorin

Kristel Pastorin, Executive Chef at The Grove Pub and Restaurant is incredibly talented, fierce, tireless and very generous. Chef Kristel first came to the 2015 annual Gala Dinner as a guest chef. In 2019 and 2020, she is the co-lead of the chef team. We are grateful to Kristel for her leadership and continued support of the #HMBGala2020 for inherited bleeding disorders in Manitoba.

Executive Chef E.Edison Antejos

E. Edison Antejos is the Executive Chef at our venue host, Delta hotels By Marriott Winnipeg!  We are so pleased to have him as the co-team lead for the chefs preparing the 2020 Gala menu. Have you experienced his menu at Blaze Bistro & Lounge We look forward to see what he does with the 5th Course at the #HMBGala2020! Check out his chef bio on the home page!

Executive Chef E. Edison Antejos delighted us at the 2019 Gala with “Pastrami style” bison short rib, spiced wild rice crumble, braised vegetables, russet pavé, lobster sauce. It was AMAZING! We can’t wait to see what he does for #HMBGala2020.

Early Bird Draw Winners

Delta Hotels By Marriott Gala Room Rate

Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg is offering our 2020 Gala guests a special room rate for the night of the event, March 14th. Enjoy all that the evening has to offer and then retire to a beautiful guest room. The $149 rate includes your parking! No need for a designated driver and the breakfast in the Blaze Restaurant and Lounge is fantastic! Book your group rate for Canadian Hemophilia Society Manitoba Chapter Culinary Dinner

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Draw!

Winners of the room at the Delta won’t have to worry about a designated driver. You can dance all night and head right to your room! AND… who wouldn’t want a case of wine?

2020 Chefs  

We have an impressive group of chefs preparing the Gala’s six course meal. We are pleased to have Chef Scott Bagshaw join the team for 2020. How will they put a modern interpretation on classics from the 1920’s? We can’t wait to find out! Watch the Gala website home page for the menu!  
Do you have a food allergy or a food restriction? Be sure to tell us about it on your ticket order form. The chefs ensure that everyone enjoys a fabulous meal! 

Six Courses for 2020

The 2020 Gala Dinner is celebrating the aesthetic of the 1920’s. These ladies look pretty comfortable in their outfits. While there is no obligations to dress in costume, a drop waist might be perfect for 6 amazing courses! Purchase your tickets before February 1st and be entered into the Early Bird draw!

Manitoba Liquor Mart 2020 Wine Sponsor

Thank you to Manitoba Liquor Mart for supporting the Chapter by returning as the 2020 Wine Sponsor. We look forward to experiencing the pairings selected for each course! It is an excellent opportunity to try something new or enjoy something familiar. Many of our Gala guests have discovered a new favourite over the years.

2020 Cocktail Hour 

Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm! Start your evening with a cocktail or two from our wonderful sponsors!  We are never disappointed with our returning favourites Lifford Wine & Spirits and Aqua Vitae Filia. We feature local companies by welcoming back Little Brown Jug Brewing Company and are looking forward to Capital K Distillery joining the event. Get there early to enjoy the offerings and peruse the amazing prizes!  

Dance to The Solutions

The after dinner dance features The Solutions! The Solutions are a Winnipeg based funk/soul/R&B cover band, known for their high energy, feel-good performances. An 8-piece band featuring vocal powerhouses Sol “Mama Sol” James and Todd Martin, The Solutions have earned a reputation as one of Winnipeg’s hottest party bands since their debut in 2007. With a repertoire including (but not limited to!) tunes by Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Etta James, the Ides of March, the Isley Brothers, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, they are sure to get the dance floor rocking!