March 7, 2024

Gifts of Hope: Marking Milestones and Igniting Change

Event Details

Join us to commemorate ACWS’ 40th Anniversary by Marking Milestones and Igniting Change!

As ACWS’s signature fundraising event, Gifts of Hope raises crucial funds to support our programs and services, including training and advocacy for the shelter sector, increased access and support for survivors of gender-based violence, and our violence prevention programming, Leading Change.

Join us to hear inspiring guest speakers, enjoy a gourmet plated meal, and partake in other engaging installations to keep you entertained all evening. The gala also includes a curated silent auction with items from some of Edmonton’s finest shops and businesses and a raffle to keep the giving atmosphere light and fun!

Turn back the clock and dust off your best 80’s-themed attire for an unforgettable evening of charitable giving and fun!

Together we are stronger and with your support. We can make a difference for those experiencing gender-based violence in Alberta.

Guest Speakers:

• Jana Pruden: Jana is an award-winning feature writer at Globe and Mail and co-creator of the acclaimed narrative podcast series, In Her Defense. Jana is also the recipient of the 2022 Lynda Steele Media Award, recognizing outstanding journalistic efforts in raising awareness about gender-based violence.

• Tosha Duncan (she/her): Special Advisor, Shelter Services, ACWS

• Dr. Miranda Pilipchuk (she/her): Research & Evaluation Coordinator, ACWS


• Shayne Giles (they/them): Host, CKUA


Event Details


March 7 | 6-10 p.m.


Hall D


Individual – $125

Table of 10 – $1,050