Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Dinner tickets now on sale

Event will feature special guest speaker and award-winning cuisine by 20 of Halifax's top chefs

HALIFAX, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Tickets are now on sale for one of Halifax's premier charity events, the Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life Dinner, which will be on Wednesday, March 25, at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

Guests will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience with more than 20 of Nova Scotia's premier chefs preparing signature dishes and they will gain exclusive insights into UNICEF's focus on child survival from Dr. Kate Rogers, the evening's special guest speaker.

UNICEF's work with governments on child survival

As a Senior Program Manager at UNICEF's headquarters in New York, Dr. Rogers leads on UNICEF's "A Promise Renewed", the organization's flagship initiative to accelerate national efforts in developing countries to end child deaths. She works with high-level donors and governments on their commitments and reporting to ensure lives are saved. She also works with civil society so all players know what governments have promised and are able to hold them to account for their child survival goals.

A native east coaster, Dr. Kate Rogers studied at the University of New Brunswick before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she completed her Master's degree in International Relations and PhD in International Development. She will speak about the critical work being done across the globe to save the world's most vulnerable children.

Halifax community leader continues support
For the third year, UNICEF is pleased to have Colin MacDonald, Chairman of Clearwater, as the event's Honorary Chair. He is a distinguished corporate and community leader who is making a difference in the lives of children.

"The evening will celebrate the Halifax community's generous support of children through UNICEF over the last 23 years and provide a glimpse into the challenges that still remain for millions of children," says MacDonald. "It's also a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together, enjoy the fare of our local culinary experts while supporting UNICEF's life-saving work with children."

Clean, safe water key to saving lives
The goal of this year's Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life dinner is to raise $225,000 to support UNICEF's work to improve children's access to clean and safe drinking water around the world.

Water is an essential right and a vital need and, although significant improvements have been made, globally more than 700 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Through the generous support of donors, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries improving water supplies and sanitation facilities while promoting safe hygiene.

Tickets: Individual tickets for the Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life dinner are $250. Tables of ten are also available. To order tickets, please call 1(800) 819-0889 ext. 8204. Learn more at www.unicef.ca

About UNICEF:
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries - more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.ca.

SOURCE UNICEF Canada

For further information: Media contact: Tiffany Baggetta, UNICEF Canada, 416-482-6552 ext. 8892, 647-308-4806 (mobile), tbaggetta@unicef.ca

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